Weʼve raised £5,405 to Fund publishing a light hearted children's book about understanding the loss of a parent when you have disabilities and need help.
- Funded on Wednesday, 14th August 2019
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I'm Jackie aka mum and dad to my precious gem Owen. I have recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer and the way in which I want to tell Owen about life without me, is to write a light hearted, but meaningful book to include most of his favourite things. In this way, I feel he will be more prepared for his future and to be reassured that there will always be other loving people around him.
Owen produces miles of smiles on a daily basis, however, this is one of the few things he is able to do for himself. For all other aspects of life Owen is dependent on others, most notably me.
My greatest concern is his happiness and security, so being able to publish a book will give him a reminder of me and possibly the opportunity to fund his therapies and trips to day centres, which at the moment are under threat. Owen is a very sociable young man, who deserves to enjoy experiences with his peers.
He loves colourful picture books and rhymes and this funding page will hopefully allow me to realise the dream of getting a book published. Already some wonderful children's book illustrators have offered their services, and with your help, we can make this happen.
Thank you for your kind attention, it would be nice to be able to read the book to him soon, and for those lovely people who will be looking after him when I'm gone, to be able to continue reading it.
- 9 days ago
Jackie Barnett9 days ago
We've done it! The book has now been written, beautifully illustrated by Vanessa Bizzell and I have a sample copy! We'll be doing a print run soon, but we're trying to get a bookshop to stock it so will get to that when we know more. Thank you so much for all of your kindness and generosity in supporting this project.
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Apr 28, 2019
Your book sounds like a wonderful idea and something that will be invaluable to both your son and any family in the future finding themselves in the same circumstances. Good for you! x
Apr 28, 2019
For a phenomenal woman I'm privileged to know. Can't wait to see the finished product. 💖
Mar 30, 2019
hi my lovely wanted to donate a bit more so hope others will as well, you are nearly therelots of love Christine and josh xxx
Mar 21, 2019
Every little helps , my Pops came up with a brill idea if everyone that has kindly donated just gave another £ 5 .00 ..We would smash it .....
Mar 15, 2019
Am watching comic relief and appreciate the good work they do but my friend Jackie deserves a bit more help to get her target. Please help if you can.
Mar 12, 2019
This is a truly wonderful idea. You are a fabulous mum. We’re looking forward to reading the end product. All our love to you both. Deborah, Glyn and Aaron xxx
Mar 11, 2019
Best of luck with this Jackie, an amazing accomplishment!
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I'm Jackie aka mum and dad to my precious gem Owen. I have recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. My only focus now is making sure that Owen has all the support he needs. He's inherited my love of music and is full of fun.