Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Patience Brewster



As a mother, I worry constantly about my children being unwell and when they have a simple cold I wrap them up in cotton wool. I know that sounds silly and it is. The worst illness any of my two have had is croup and tonsillitis and I pray that is as bad as it ever gets. Sadly for some families, their lives are changed forever by illnesses such as Leukaemia.

September is Leukaemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month, and  Patience Brewster is out to raise awareness and for a reason.  Sadly at the age of 23, her son was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Even when battling this horrible disease, he went to work at the family company. Sadly he lost his battle aged 26.




His family have started a wonderful fundraising campaign, the Holland C Gregg IV research fund. The funds raised go direct to an  incredible research team who are developing less traumatic and more effective therapies for blood cancers, and finding treatments for other ailments along the way. I think this is amazing research and I hope and pray they are successful in developing a more effective therapy. A member of my husband's family was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2011 and is thankfully in remission so this is a cause close to our hearts.

Patience designs a special ornament every single year which is sold to help raise money for the fund for research. She is such a wonderful woman who has had to deal with every parents worse nightmare. I have a lot of respect for her.

If you have never heard of her before, Patience is a very talented artist and designer of handmade and handcrafted unique gifts and ornaments. If I could I would buy one of everything!  I highly recommend you check out the website and look at the beautiful gifts on offer.

Should you wish to donate money to the fund you can do so here
To buy one of the gifts (proceeds to the fund) you can have a look here
You can find some lovely gifts over on the website

Why not check out the ornaments that I love (hint hint James) 


26 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to remember her son and raise funds... :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree. It is the perfect way I think x

      Delete
  2. My heart goes out to her but I am glad she has found a way to keep her sons memory alive and raise funds for research

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is such a lovely way to remember him x

      Delete
  3. Cancer is a nasty disease but I admire this mum's way of creating something good out of something so cruel.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very nasty indeed. She is an amazing, strong woman. x

      Delete
  4. Always amazes me the fantastic fundraising and awareness campaigns that come from such tragic circumstances. What a lovely idea x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She is in inspiration turning such a tragic event into a beautiful way to help others and in memory of her son x

      Delete
  5. Thank you for introducing me to Patience's website, what a lovely lady and a great cause. Love the Woodland Santa.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love all the ornaments, they are beautiful. I have made a list and given it to James. Massive hint? lol. Patience is a wonderful lady x

      Delete
  6. I love her ornaments too. There is so many good causes and L is one that we support

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gosh these ornaments are just lovley, what a fabulous way to remember her son.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is such a great idea to raise funds and awareness....they look gorgeous too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a brave woman. Turning the tragedy of losing her son into something positive and long lasting that touches everyone. Lovely ornaments.

    ReplyDelete
  10. aww they are very cute great way to raise funds x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you Angela, on behalf of everyone at Patience Brewster, we appreciate your wonderful words and including our story! Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was my pleasure. Please let me know if I can help in any other way x

      Delete
  12. aw my heart goes out to her and her family what a great way to raise funds

    ReplyDelete