Hopefully this will raise awareness of kidney failure and organ donation but no doubt I will end up waffling on about about friends, family and shopping. I hope this gives you an insight into life after a transplant and wherever that may take me...
Friday, 21 November 2008
For more information on my Gift of Life campaign, CLICK HERE. Thanks for filming this Emily and for holding the fort while I recover! x
My name's Holly Shaw and I'm 22 years old... I recently graduated from my Early Childhood Studies Degree and now work as a Qualified Nursery Nurse which I love. At the beginning of 2005 I was diagnosed with Kidney failure and dialysed 3 x a week for 4 years. I received my new kidney on 25th October 2008. It truly is the gift of life and thanks to the generosity of my donor and their family I will be able to fulfill some of my dreams. I am passionate about raising awareness of the chronic shortage of Organ Donors in the UK. I am a Trustee for the transplant charity Live Life Then Give Life and run my own campaign called The Gift of Life. My family are a huge support to me, I am truly grateful and love them lots, but it is thanks to my Donor I am here to do all this x