I've followed Stacie's story since she started blogging here in February 2011. 19 I think. She has been waiting for a lung and heart transplant for the last four years while studying with the OU and sharing life, family, friends and events like we are all buddies. Good for her. Her wit, openness, struggles, honesty and attitude is life-enhancing. Ironic given that she personally doesn't know if she'll live out the year. She refuses all approaches from boys because she can't face having to tell them straight away, or a little later, that she might not have long to live. In between frequent visits to hospitals in Papworth and Hospital she shares her birthdays and christmases, her TMA struggles and visits to the theatre, concerts and the Harry Potter Studios.
Last week she appeared on Good Morning Britain to launch the 'Give a heart' campaign on Valentine's day ... she needs a heart and lungs and is one of only 17 or so people awaiting such a transplant in the UK. Follow her blog and learn how long it took to get onto the list, and then the heartbreak as hopes constantly raised and dashed.
She has been waiting for a heart and lung transplant for nearly three years.