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Jade's Bucket List
My niece Jade is 13 years old and has the Chronic lung condition Cystic Fibrosis. We are hoping with your help to allow my niece Jade do as many things on her Bucket List as possible whilst her lungs will allow her. Yes i said Bucket List!!!! no 13 year old should ever be thinking about this at such a young age. At a recent review my sister was told that at the rate of deterioration of Jade's lungs there is likely only a few years left in them. A double lung transplant may be an option but is full of risks and on considering the options my niece has decided with the support of the family to not have the transplant. My niece is one of the bravest little girls i know. She is a beautiful, intelligent, talented, just such a loving little girl and boy does she have ambitions. With your help we want to let Jade have experience in the areas she has interests in. The following are things Jade currently would like to try her hand at:
Driving Lessons - Jade has not stopped about driving lessons for the last year or so and felt she would not get the chance to do them. I will be looking for a Fiat 500 for her to do these in, her orders lol. This we can do for her!!
New York, LA or Florida: Jade would love to visit any of these destinations, we are unsure health wise if the hospital would allow such a long journey but we will of course find this out first.
Makeup & Beauty Course: Jade loves being creative with makeup, for such a young girl she is fantastic. She is not allowed to go out with lots on but loves sitting in the house trying out all the latest makeup styles. As you can imagine there is a lot of time spent in her hospital room so this gives her something to fill her time. Its like a beauty salon in the room at times as you'll see from some of her hospital pictures. She would love to learn Gel nails and old auntie Claire will benefit from this lol. I will pay her of course :-)
Special Effects Makeup: Jade has shown a keen interest in this work of Art, she talks of wanting to attend a college course for this. Again we feel this is achievable. If anyone has links to people in this area of work please contact me.
Bakery: Jade loves baking, she misses a lot of school with being in and out of Hospital but Home Economics is by far her favourite subject. She has such an eye for design and i know she will do well on a baking course.
Arianna Grande Concert; This is one of her missions lol, to see her in Glasgow if she comes here. I know its not a course granted but its something she would love to do and I am more than happy to help her get this wish if i can.
We will update these as she advises the things she wishes to do.
On behalf of my sister and I, thanks to all of you who are able to donate and help us achieve these goals for Jade. We will also be holding a charity disco night, ladies night and a 3k walk some time soon and would be thrilled for you to join or support us.
Thanks so much :-)
Claire, hazel and all the family xxx
In Jade's Words:
Hi my name is Jade, i am 13 and i have the Chronic Lung condition Cystic Fibrosis. I have lived with this condition since birth and my family and friends say i'm brave and take it all in my stride. I have now been told though that its time for a transplant as my lungs are not doing so well. There are so many things that can wrong and its my decision to live the years i have left without the transplant. The rate my lungs are deteriorating i may have just a few years ahead of me. I have started on a bucket list as i have lots of hope and dreams, i'm very ambitions lol. Thanks so so much :-) :-) :-)
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I have raised funds for Cystic Fibrosis over the years as you will see if you search my name. This time things are a little different as instead of giving the money to The Butterfly Trust, I'm raising funds to allow my niece the chance to experience things whilst she can.