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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Birthday wishes

Today, July 13, is Charlotte's birthday.

Please join Charlotte's friends around the world remembering her with the "Choose to Give" campaign supporting Charlotte's Helix.

Charlotte's Helix is an idea hatched exactly one year ago to bring something called AN25K to the UK. For information visit the Helix site at www.charlotteshelix.net and twitter #AN25K

Charlotte asked that her name be a rallying call to support this exciting research, and to do it with a sense of both community and fun. "If it isn't fun let's not bother!"

Join us!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Thank you

Thank you all for helping make Charlotte's blog to make a difference. The inspirations, the contributors and certainly the readers, without whom this blog would not have had the influence, or Charlotte sometimes the energy, to make a difference. And a significant difference it has been. 
Charlotte's blog has helped individuals in difficulty, with eating disorders or cancer in the family, or with friends, or patients, or those who may have to face it in the future. She helped people seek, demand and get better care. 
People credit her with saving lives, she certainly made a lot of us into better people, able to see good and do good when times are hard.
We have been educated, entertained and enthralled. 

Thank you so much for the kind thoughts, cards and postings on her memorial site. Her dedication reached many people around the world and I hope her work will continue.

Charlotte and I were childhood sweethearts. We met when we were two. We did everything together and instantly fell in in love. It remained so strong throughout our time. She is irreplaceable to me. The girls and I are so proud of her and miss her terribly. We have had an enormous amount of support throughout this time.
We gave her a great send-off and party with many friends and family. I just know Charlotte would have approved and been proud of all the very generous donations to Charlotte's Helix.

Special thank yous
To the Rev DS who gave two very special services while his wife was undergoing an operation and he got the balance spot on between rejoicing and sadness.
To the amazing Ali who has been such a support throughout the good times and the not so good. A complete rock, and is always there to bounce ideas around with. Sadly she has lost two great friends in quick succession.
To Tiffy who is terrific, just keeping my chin up and with the nicest hugs and support throughout.
To Matt and Janey the best of friends.
To Sophie S and Jane G and the east coast girlies.
To all the girls for the amazing flowers.
To Timmy and Micky and James and Alex, the kindest of family I could wish for.
and to the many friends too numerous to name.
Thank you to you all.

Chrissy and the girls.


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Services

Services for Charlotte Bevan are private. To pay respects to Charlotte's family, please leave messages at this online memorial site:





CHARLOTTE JANE BEVAN

The family has asked that donations, if desired, go to Charlotte's Helix, an international project in her name, for more information please visit the Helix website.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Charlotte Bevan

Charlotte Bevan died today.

Recently, Charlotte said:

"YOU CAN DO THIS WITHOUT ME."

We're not at all sure of that, Charlotte. Not at the moment.

Now, we weep.

Laura




Sunday, 12 January 2014

Breathe

Our dear Charlotte never shies away from difficult topics. She would not want her friends to tiptoe around on this one. She announced her terminal cancer diagnosis and then moved forward living each day in its turn. She told me she’d deal with it when she had to. Now, she is in her last days.

As much as we all would like to do something or say something to change the inevitable I am reminded of the advice Charlotte gives most often and we all need most now: “breathe.”

And then, we all know, she would laugh at all the drama and scold the dogs for barking.

With Charlotte’s family in my heart and thoughts today,

Laura 

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Oh Tim

What a long night. The Oramorph had passed it's sell by date and gone over. Unfortunately, it took Chrissy three goes before he got there with a cocktail of other drugs to calm me down and send me off to sleep.

I missed Tim. I missed Mickey. I missed my girls. I just yearned for Chrissy never to leave my side.

I wanted my Mum.

I was too tired to cry but too tired not to. I wept tearlessly for nearly an hour. And tearfully for nearly another.

And then I slept.

I still want my Mummy though.