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Weʼre raising £6,000 to Fund publishing a light hearted children's book about understanding the loss of a parent when you have disabilities and need help.

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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.

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    • Anonymous


      Feb 4, 2019

      Best wishes with the support and donations x

    • Marianne Sweet

      Marianne Sweet

      Feb 4, 2019

      Thinking of you both and glad to help.

    • Desiree Smid

      Desiree Smid

      Dec 25, 2018

      With love 💖


    • Sue Alderman

      Sue Alderman

      Dec 21, 2018

      My really kind work team forgave their christmas presents to each other and asked me to make this donation on their behalf. Thank you so much Kim, Karen and Alyson, really grateful for the support.


    • Anonymous


      Dec 19, 2018

      Another generous cash donation received by Owen from Sue Robinson towards his quest


    • Anonymous


      Dec 19, 2018

      A cash donation kindly sent to Owen from a friend of Jude Dayne


    • Matt Barnes

      Matt Barnes

      Dec 14, 2018

      keep it going for the "O" xx


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    Jackie Barnett

    Jackie Barnett

    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.

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