Friday, 20 February 2009

A card for Jade...


I've always had a fondness for Jade Goody...I don't really know why, I've just always found her very like able. Despite all the troubles she had growing up, all the bad press she has had, everything she has gone through, She always remained true to herself, honest, & a fantastic mother...She has fought through so much & become a huge success.


The news that she has terminal cancer has really shocked & upset me, Its so very unfair & sad that such a beautiful young lady with so much to live for has only been given a few months to live.. I just can't get my head around this, I can't accept it! I have decided to send her a card.. I have no idea what I'll write inside.. I don't know her, she doesn't know me, part of me thinks its not really any of my business - Should I really send a card to a stranger?? - I just want to do something, I want her & her family to know that people are thinking of her & sending love at this very sad time.

I guess the good thing that will come of this is that more women will be aware of the importance of having regular smear tests.. I, like I'm sure many other women have, have been stupid enough to ignore the letters from the GP, putting it off until another time...well not anymore - I'm booking mine today! xxx

8 comments:

weewiccababe said...

I find it terribly sad that her poor wee boys will grow up without their mum. My partner's ex-wife died last year of exactly what Jade has, and it was such a tragic waste of a life - she was one of those women who buried her head in the sand and didn't go for her smear tests despite the fact she was a nurse

Stampingcaz said...

How lovely. I agree I have always like Jade. Me too with ignoring GP letters ;( I am waiting for the correct time to make the appointment and then will. apparently it has to be "mid" cycle.

Cazx

Stampingcaz said...

How lovely. I agree I have always like Jade. Me too with ignoring GP letters ;( I am waiting for the correct time to make the appointment and then will. apparently it has to be "mid" cycle.

Cazx

Kate Lewis said...

Such a lovely idea Clair - I'm sure she will be so touched by it. It's so so tragic and wrong, especially for someone with a family but you're rght if any good can come out of it it's that more women become more vigilant about their smear tests. Kate xx

AuroraDawn said...

Lovely idea Clair, I think she is so brave and it will be a tragic waste of a life. I don't have a womb anymore but I'll definately be asking if I should have some sort of tests as there are some 'bits' left.

I'm in support of her publicity, I know lots are against but if she raises awareness she's saving countless lives ...

ADxxx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

A lovely idea to send Jade a card. I'm sure she will be touched by your kindness to send her a card and will appreciate your good wishes. I echo what everyone else has said, such a waste of a life and so sad that she is leaving two young boys without a mum. Heartbreaking. I had put off my smear test for a couple of months but had mines last Friday. Have to say that her news prompted me to get on with it. Lainy xx

Helen said...

What a lovely thing to do and a gorgeous card. I'll no longer be ignoring my GP letters!

Ali M said...

What a lovely idea Clair...I agree that Jade isnt every ones cup of tea but I admired her long before she became ill..For someone to attain all she has after such a poor start in life is a credit to her ..
After a few days without being able to reach my PC I poured over the weekend papers more so than usual and even watched the news!!Jade looked like most brides just before her wedding ..anxious and on cloud nine!!
A mother at my DDs school was diagnosed last year and is at present 'doing OK'..this prompted me to have my over due smear test done..Thankfully mine was clear..xxx

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