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£1,240raised of £2,500 target by 50 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to help Lydia, a four year old cancer survivor, share her inspirational happiness book with hospitalised children and their families

Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Time left
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"I Like To Go to The Hospital" is a joyful book written and created by a 4 year old to help other children going through hospital treatment. All copies are going to be published through this campaign is will be donated Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.

Do you know how many of the families who battle with life threatening illness get to the point of giving up? For this reason we are asking your help!

By supporting this project you will help carry out her hopeful message to the children and their families and, help to donate copies to the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.

Our Story..

We are Lydia’s parents, Selen and Ozgur, or if you ask Lydia we are her favourite dance partners!

Our dancing sunshine Lydia is a joyful warrior even if she is only 4 years old. Last year during a visit to our country from Scotland, she started being sick with a fever. We went to the hospital clueless and we weren’t able to leave it for a while. Lydia, only 3,5 then, was diagnosed Leukaemia.

Here is not the part where our story gets dramatic; at least we won’t share with you the hardest parts. We want to share with you Lydia’s message and her incredible inspirational book even for us, adults.

Even with her heavy hospital and medical treatments didn’t make Lydia loose her motivation to dance, to paint and to cheer up everyone around her. Today we are at the 12th month of her treatment and she continues to get chemotherapy every day, it will last till 2018.

During her treatment, Lydia started a journal. She turned these stories and drawings in to a book : “ I LIKE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL” : she says “Parents should be funny and children shouldn’t be afraid of hospitals. Because…” and she is very excited sharing her words and joyful drawings with children around the world and helping them to feel better :)

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  • Selen Yılmaz

    Selen Yılmaz

    12 hours ago

    Selen Yılmaz

    Here it is! Only one more revision to go 🙌 22 pages, all written and created by Lydia 👸Lydia's illustration and book design made by beautiful, talented friends from Istanbul. 📚In a month #iliketogotothehospital will be published and all printed copies through our fundraising campaign will be donated to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity 😍 🎊Thank you for supporting our campaign, sharing our excitement with your friends!

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    • Selin Keleser
    • Ozgur Yilmaz
    • Pınar Kıral
    • Ceyda Tavukcular
    • Ozlem Ozturk

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    Selen Yılmaz

    21 days ago

    Selen Yılmaz

    Lydia's story and her happiness book has been featured on Daily Record this morning!

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    Selen Yılmaz

    25 days ago

    Selen Yılmaz

    Hiya! Let us know what do you think? Wonderful illustration of Lydia by Pinar Kiral 😍 "I like to go to the hospital" book is going so well! This morning we looked into all wonderful books at Lydia's bookcase together with Lydia. I noted all ideas from Lydia about book cover, fonts, design and colours and shared with the team :) it is going to be amazing!

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2 months ago

Selen Yılmaz started crowdfunding

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  • Figen Phelps

    Figen Phelps

    Jan 23, 2017

    My darling Lydia get well soon very quickly😘❤

  • Christine Mclardie

    Christine Mclardie

    Jan 16, 2017

    Made aware from little Ethan Anderson. Such a fab little man doing what he can to raise awareness and his Comassion. Hope everything little helps get your daughter what she needs x

    £10.00

  • Amanda Graham

    Amanda Graham

    Jan 14, 2017

    Lots of love Riley and Robbie (Ethan's friends) x

    £10.00

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Selen Yılmaz

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

We are Lydia's parents who met at the tango night 10 years ago, as ballet dancer Selen and captain Ozgur, got married in 3 months and had our dancing fairy Lydia at 2012. Lydia is under leukaemia treatment since 2015, which hopefully will be ended in 2018.

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