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Appreciate Our NHS….You’ll Miss It If It Goes….

 I was 33 weeks pregnant when Frankie was born sleeping, and my heart was broken, he would have been my first baby and I wanted him and loved him so much.  Through the devastation of losing him and leading up to him being born sleeping I had absolutely amazing care, support and compassion at Birmingham…

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Exciting News – Frankie’s Legacy Is Merging!

To all our valued friends, sponsors and supporters, We’re sure that some of you have noticed that for the last couple of months it has been quiet on the Frankie’s Legacy front, but we have been working very hard behind the scenes as we have made a decision to merge into another charity called Towards…

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The Announcement

It had to happen.  I was at work today getting on with my job, dealing with emails, phone calls and writing a report following a lunch meeting I had to attend in London yesterday and then BANG!! An announcement arrived via my work email – an announcement that I wasn’t expecting and that hit me…

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The Green Eyed Monster…..

Today was a day I hadn’t been looking forward to for a long time.  I should have looked forward to this day, I should have been excited and happy…but I just couldn’t be either of those things. What, you may ask, what the event that happened today that caused me to feel like this? Some…

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I Failed….

Grief, I hate you. Grief, why did you have to come back to haunt me now? Grief, why don’t you just f**k off and never come back….ever. Oh wait….you can’t. You won’t. You will be with me for the rest of my life. I tried so hard not to give in to you when Frankie…

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Another Year, Another Miscarriage….

I didn’t get to write on here yesterday because appointments at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital and seeing my GP took up most of today for me because of the miscarriage I had over Christmas and New Year.  It was the third one I had in 2014 (May, August and this one started in December). I…

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A Star For Frankie

One of the Christmas presents that Russ got me was the chance to name a star after Frankie, which made me cry when I opened the envelope that contained the paperwork inside it.  This is the certificate and co-ordinates of the star, which is in Frankie’s star sign constellation of Sagittarius: I thought this was a…

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Frankie’s Story

Every year in the UK 1 in 700 babies are born with a cleft lip and palate, 1 in 200 babies are stillborn and 1 in 350,000 babies are born with a genetic condition so rare it has no name and is referred to only as Chromosome 15 Duplication Syndrome. In 2013 my son, Francesco…

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Survive…..Or Thrive? Inspired By Leigh Kendall Of Headspace Perspective

I’m read a blog called “Headspace Perspective” – http://www.headspace-perspective.com – on a regular basis.  The author, Leigh Kendall, is mummy to Hugo who was very sadly born premature and lived for just a few weeks because she developed HELLP Syndrome and pre-eclampsia while she was pregnant with him and she blogs on a regular basis…