My first book ‘Our Family’s Journey Through Disability and Cancer’, will be released in October 2020.Monies from sales will be donated to @CLIC_Sargent and @DSAInfo.My blog today gives you more information about the book and why I have written it.#leukaemia #teenagecancer #downsyndrome #specialneeds #disability #family #familyblog #charities #clicsargent #downsyndromeassociation #acutelymphoblasticleaukaemia #covid19 #coronavirus #pandemic #2020 #september #childhoodcancerawareness #cancercharities #newauthor #author #newbook #amazon #ingramspark
I complete this article on #BlackTuesday 2nd June 2020. My mind is so troubled and heart is so heavy with sadness of the death of George Flloyd and the handling of this case by the American Police and the American Government. Racism is rife in the 21st century and not just in America. A lot of the times it is hidden and subtle, making it difficult to prove it has happened. At a time like this we as human beings, no matter what colour, need to step up, question and make efforts to stop this horrible, sad and shocking crime. A crime that has gone on for far too long. If anger and sadness is not expressed, we will not be any further forward to supressing racism. There is never a reason to be racist. Racism has been discussed openly in our household. Acceptance of one another is a crucial quality we can instill in our children.
It’s been awhile since I published my last blog, I have drafted it in my head several times but in keeping with the constant change in advice we are getting about keeping safe, my thoughts were conflicting each other in my head too. I felt drained mentally and found it difficult to think clearly. IContinue reading “OPINIONS MATTER”
Good morning everyone. Thank you for visiting my blog page. This is my first blog written in the month of May. I started blogging about this pandemic as we went into lockdown at the end of March. A blog sharing my own thoughts and experiences. Blogging about this pandemic definitely wasn’t on my ‘to do’Continue reading “SEEKING THE INNER STRENGTH”
It has been a month since I started blogging about the pandemic. This is my 11th blog. Stay safe and take care
This blog is for all children whose lives are on pause as they experience this pandemic. They have moved from a generation who were seen as privileged to a generation whose childhood is now comparable to ‘war times’. A generation that will prove themselves to be resilient. A generation to be proud of.
It’s our first day back to home schooling and my husband has also returned to work after a well deserved Easter Break. An anxious time to be returning to work as a doctor. When he left the house, both daughters shouted out ‘Stay away from the Virus’! My daughter M aged 12, has online learningContinue reading “LEARNING A SKILL”
Hope you are all doing OK! In this blog I would like to tell you about myself. I was born in Malaysia and lived there till I was 19 years old. My ambition was to be a doctor from a very young age. I wanted to help people and make them better. I came fromContinue reading “A MIGRANT WORKER”
After almost 3 weeks of being indoors, M, my youngest daughter and I decided to take a walk just outside our house. My oldest daughter K, is shielding from Covid 19 and is not even allowed out of the front door. K was upset to see M and I leave. I felt bad about itContinue reading “A WALK FOR FRESH AIR”
The meaning of spirituality has evolved over time. I am not an expert on philosophy nor religion but have personal beliefs and experiences. My interpretation of Sprituality is, it can be based on religious beliefs, traditions, one’s personal growth or beliefs, or using Yoga/meditation to connect to one’s inner voice. They all involve a periodContinue reading “SPIRITUALITY AND POSITIVITY”
I am posting a shorter post today as I am a bit preoccupied . I guess we all have days like this and I only think it normal. I believe it’s healthy to acknowledge how we feel. It may not work for everyone but for me a good cry gets the worry out and ifContinue reading “THEATRE”
I Dedicate this blog to my Family and Friends. See you soon.
I have chosen the above title as that was the theme for this years’s Down Syndrome Awareness Week (16th March to 22nd March). ‘All people with Down’s syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives.’-DSA UK This theme is particulalry relevant to our daughter K this yearContinue reading “WE DECIDE”
Since my last blog the country is now in Lockdown! My husband and I being health professionals were still at work. Unfortunately, we are now housebound for 14 days. M started with a dry cough and runny nose 4 days ago, the day after lockdown . It was not easy trying to decide if sheContinue reading “ISOLATION”
This photo of my daughter K was taken on Mother’s Day. We celebrated it in the simplest manner as most Mums did this year. I am J, a Mum of 2 daughters K, aged 18 and M, 12, wife to N and I am a health professional. This is my first blog on my firstContinue reading “SHIELDING”