Monday, 8 March 2010

BBC news

Register as an organ donor online by clicking here - it only takes two minutes.

With thanks to BBC Northwest for allowing us to share this piece

After the BBC heard on Wednesday that my time was running short they felt it was time to do something and asked if I thought I would be upto filming. I hesitated, talking, moving and concentrating are not easy tasks anymore but I could not sit back and let this one pass me by. I agreed and they came round and filmed the above interview on Thursday. I won't lie it wasn't easy to talk about the fact that I am now pushed for time on camera knowing it would be beamed across the North West but I felt it was something I had to do and despite becoming a bit teary I managed it. The BBC team were very compassionate and made it that bit easier.

I just hope it will make a difference and if it doesn't in time for me that it will for someone else. That is why I do what I do, I know whilst I'm still alive I'm one of the lucky ones but my luck is running out.

Rach x


  1. You're amazing Rachy. It must take a huge amount of courage to talk about something like that on TV. But I'm in tears now after watching it, so hopefully it will move lots of people and encourage them to join the organ donor register. I really hope your call comes very soon.

    Moll x x

  2. That was amazing, well done you for finding the energy from somewhere to be interviewed xx

  3. Oh how my heart goes out to you... My prayers are with you and your family.... I am sure that was not easy for you... You have truly touched my heart... Much love Marcy

  4. I found your sight through another blog. Your story has touched my heart. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I've put a link up on my sons sight, I hope this helps spread awareness.

  5. All my prayers are with you. May God help you and I am praying that your health will improve as soon as possible and if you need a donor, hopefully God will make it happen in time.