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Hey Blogland,

Well I'm making a concious effort to blog more in my OU blog, I feel like I've neglected you lot somewhat and I never intended it.

So at the moment I'm thinking about quitting A326. I seriously am not enjoying it, it just isn't what I expected and I'm far more behind than I ever intended with it. So on Monday I will be ringing up the OU and quitting that module but I'll still be doing DD306 and it means I can dedicate more of my time to the rest of it and hopefully get my grade up. The in October I plan on starting A327 and doing DD101 and then that'll complete my degree and think this is much better and I don't know why I didn't think of it before.

For those of you that are wondering about my health, I am getting worse but it'll will continue to be that way and I have accepted that. The only thing we can do now is hope I get my call in time. It's been 10 months since I was added and I would definitley say quality of life is worse and being able to do things and all that has gone downhill, but we all knew it would and I try to make sure I remember that. Most of my days are spent sleeping now I sleep at least 18 hours a day now which is also affecting my studying but I really do just hope more brave people sign the register and talk to their families about what they want.

I really want to go into schools and educate teenagers about organ donation because I really feel like they don't know enough about it and if you target the kids then it's more likely to become the norm to talk about donating organs rather than a taboo subject that no-one wants to address because they want to avoid talking about death. So I'm going to get in contact with some schools in my area and see if they will let me go in and talk in an assembly or PSHE class with probably yr 10's and above and I really think this would help get people talking because parents probably wouldn't bring it up to their kids but kids would probably just blurt it out smile.

So guys I hope you are all doing fabulously and I wil write again soon smile

Stacie xoxo

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Television Debut

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Edited by Stacie Pridden, Friday, 15 Feb 2013, 00:41

Hey Blogland,

Well I was maybe on tv this week, and when I say maybe I definitley was LOL.

In January I was ontacted by the NSHBT (organ donation people) asking me whether I would like to participate in a campaign that would be happening within February, they had read my blog and thought I would be a good candidate and there aren't that many of us waiting for both heart and lungs so it would make for an interesting story especially seeing as how I'm so young.

So on Tuesday me and my sisters made our way down to London and got to stay in quite a nice hotel and had everything paid for us (it was awesome!) and we got driven everywhere. Then  On Wednesday we got picked up in Philip Scofields car (I was like WHAT?!) and we made our way to daybreak where I got to meet McFly a seriously OMG moment for me lol.

I'm so proud of this campaign that ITV have engaged in and it really has helped from what I'm hearing 100,000 people have already added themselve to the donor register sine Monday which is just amazing!
me and my sisters with Lorraine and Aled

me and my sisters with McFly

Then later that evening I also featured on ITV WEST News and had the honor of being featured alongside Will Pope who was kind of the whole reason for the campaign in the first place smile.

I did a blog post on it on my other blog and it has the links to the actual clips so if you didn't see them and want to then pop on over there smile.

http://stacie-lifeisworththefight.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/daybreak.html

I hope everone is great in Blogland

Stacie xoxo

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