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Weʼre raising £5,500 to publish ONLY ONE OF ME, a book to help parents deal with a terminal diagnosis. ORIGINAL £5k TARGET reached in days! More funds = More books!

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***UPDATE: HUGE THANKS FOR HELPING US REACH OUR TARGET SO QUICKLY! The more we raise, the more books we can get into the hands of families who need them. The project is only going to be in the spotlight for a brief period but the overwhelming amount of goodwill you are all showing will last forever. THANK YOU!***

Imagine being told you wouldn’t live long enough to spend another summer with your kids. That's what happened to Lisa Wells.

In 2017 at the age of 32, Lisa was diagnosed with terminal bowel and liver cancer. Lisa's doctors suggest she has between just two and twelve months to live.

She is facing the reality of leaving behind a loving husband and two wonderful little daughters, Ava-Lily and Saffia. It's heartbreaking. But Lisa is a remarkable human being - she plans on helping mend broken hearts.

She's determined to leave a special message behind; a lasting legacy that won't just help her own family deal with her loss, but will also help other families like hers to deal with bereavement.

Lisa has teamed up with bestselling children's author Michelle Robinson to write a book that helps families who find themselves in this situation. (You can read more about the project here, and you can also read the book text itself: http://michellerobinson.co.uk/only-one-of-me/)

#OnlyOneOfMe already has a publisher (thank you, Graffeg!) and the support of We Hear You cancer counselling (thank you, WHY!). We now need help to pay an illustrator and to cover print and distribution costs. If we can get cracking, we'll be able to publish ONLY ONE OF ME in time for Lisa to hold her book in her hands and to share it with Ava-Lily and Saffia. So, WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP.

The resulting book (TWO books, actually - we'll be printing a mum version and a dad version) will be made available to all, but the key intention is for it to be distributed to charities, hospitals and hospices so that it gets into the hands of people who really need it. You can help make that happen.

Every pound will help. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Michelle and Lisa xxx

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  • Michelle Robinson8 days ago
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    Michelle Robinson

    8 days ago
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    WE HIT IT - thanks so much everyone! We'll raise the target a bit now - not because we're greedy, but because the more we get, the more books we can print. There's more money to come from ongoing eBay bids, too. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! xxx

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    10 days ago
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    WHEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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Page last updated on: 8/17/2018 12:17 PM

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  • Joan Longstaff

    Joan Longstaff

    Aug 17, 2018

    So impressed by what you have already achieved - here's a little more for the cause!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 16, 2018

  • Ella Beech

    Ella Beech

    Aug 15, 2018

    Sending love to you and your family. I know this book will be a brilliant resource for families all over the world, and I hope it can be a support to them, and to you. x

    £10.00

  • Chloe Wright

    Chloe Wright

    Aug 14, 2018

    Always. Love The Wrights

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 14, 2018

    What an amazing, brave woman Lisa is and what a wonderful idea. Ruth x

  • Tanya Rosie

    Tanya Rosie

    Aug 13, 2018

    You can do it! And it will be so beautiful. With all my love, Tanya

  • Briony

    Briony

    Aug 13, 2018

    Good luck, this is a beautiful idea, much love and thoughts to all involved x

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Michelle Robinson

Frome, UK

Check out more of the back story here - including the actual book text for Only One Of Me. http://michellerobinson.co.uk/only-one-of-me/

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