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20 September 2011


I am still looking for a dress to wear for the awards in a couple of weeks. I would laugh if I had other things to wear, but I've lost a lot of weight since I last went anywhere and they're all huge on me. I've also got loads of scars everywhere and I want to hide them. Oh and my legs aren't great either! I'm hoping that my wig will be ready before the awards, so I should at least have some hair. And I want to get it done in London on the day of the awards, because it's made of real hair and you can do anything with it.

On Saturday, I got to go to the Lantern Procession in Ulverston for the first time in 4 years and it was amazing.  My Mabel lantern was still wet at about 2pm and so mum had to use the hairdryer on it.  Loads of our friends had made lanterns as well, some from my bucket list and lots supporting Anthony Nolan and Bone Marrow Awareness.

Me with my Mabel lantern
The Bucket List Lantern
Today, I went to Apollo Cinemas in Barrow to watch 'I don't know how she does it'.  The Apollo have given our family an honorary lifetime membership and we laugh because when I go in, they just say 'Hi Alice, just go on through'! The film was really funny and if you get the chance to see it, go.  

Mum and me have been busy planning something very special.  I can't say what yet, but I will do soon.  But it will be amazing and it will help lots and lots of other people and I hope people will support us doing it!

I've had lots of lovely things sent to me and it's really difficult to write back to everyone but I want to say thank you so much for thinking of me. I love the bandanas, especially the ones from other countries and today I had Australia on my head!  I also got a cute Angry Birds T-shirt from Tracy in America, thank you.  A few schools have written to me, I got some really cute pictures drawn from Kenya and I'm enjoying a whole stack of letters and things from the International School in Alicante. 

The last thing but the most important is that mum found out that two more people who signed up through my recruitment clinics are going to donate their cells very soon.  I can't explain how happy it makes me to know that they've got a chance. I keep thinking about all the people that will be able to have a life because of the people like you who have listened. So thank you :)

Oh and you can still vote for me and Milly in the awards by clicking on the link at the top of this screen!


  1. Wow, Alice! What an amazing lantern! I'm so pleased things are going well. The awards sound like they'll be lots of fun. I voted for you & Milly. xxx

  2. I've voted for you... GOOD LUCK!!

  3. Alice i lov u.u r constantly trying to keep urself active and im just so

  4. Hi Alice,
    Just wanted to say your lanterns look amazing. I hope you enjoy the awards night and I am sure you will find that perfect dress. I also wanted to know that you have motivated me to sign up at the Bone Marrow registry here in Australia. Your message is reaching so many people.
    Lots of love to you and your amazing family
    Creene xx

  5. hi alice- i read your blog regularly, but have never commented. you inspired me to get swabbed. i'm scared to donate, but i know it would be worth it. know that you have made a big and positive footprint in this world. thank you!

  6. You are truly an inspiration :)

  7. I love reading and following your blog! You and your family are so couragous and strong. Trust me you'll find a lovely gown! Thank you sharing yourself and your family with us.
    One Love.

  8. Hi Alice,

    WOW, your lanterns were beautiful! I'm sure you had a wonderful time. I can't wait to hear what surprise you have planned. I do hope you will find a lovely dress for the awards. I'm sure yo will! Sending you strength to continue fighting!

    Love and hugs,
    Alyson in SC, USA

  9. Hi Alice. I LOVE your lantern, the shape is SO good. I bet it was a fantastic spectacle to see all the lamps shining through the night. We're so glad that you had a good time. Lots of love. Jan, Paul and James xxxxx

  10. your so brave alice, may you get the best in everything to come.


  11. You are an inspiration to me, Alice.

    Thought I'd let you know, I am not able to vote on the website, it is saying that I need to vote in all 8 categories- which I've done, and I even went back around and moved the checkboxes (and then back to who I really want to vote for) but still... error. I'll try again later.

  12. Your lantern is great and thats a really lovely picture of you. Hope you find a lovely dress soon, Ive voted for you! xxx

  13. Hi Alice!! I looooove your posts, always!! You should write a book :)

    The Mabel lantern is amazing (I had already seen it in facebook).



  14. Alice, like everyone else has said your blog is very inspiring. I am in tears almost ever time I read it. Good job on the the lantern. I will surely vote for you.

  15. I voted for you....all the best with your health!!

  16. Hey Alice!

    Battlescars suck. Have you tried makeup on them? Apparently concealer works a treat, but I can guarantee no one will care about them if they notice. :)
    Good luck finding a dress!
    - Olivia

  17. Agree with Caitlyn. You are an inspiration to people at your age. I will vote for you and my best wishes for you ever.
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  18. you are both beautiful on the inside and out , reading your blog is like reading how we all should be , your so strong and true .
    I am honestly blown away by the joyfulness of your posts and how happy it makes me feel .
    Im so proud of you ...
    i have followed you now xx
    so much love

  19. i dont know how you do it !
    your so positive and wonderful , i honestly think your my new idol .
    You'v made me realize that there is so much to be grateful for and being bitter is a wast of time , your wonderful , so much love emily xxx

  20. Hey Alice!

    Well I went to sign myself on to our local marrow registry, and while I was there I got snared to sign up for blood donation too, but it turns out I'm unable to donate, for Life! Seems that I was sick enough a few years back to mean that I'm not able to donate, ever. It was a bit annoying, but I guess they know what they're doing there.

    Still glad I did it though.

  21. Hi Alice,
    Can i custom make you something to match your item.
    You see a few years ago I lost my three year old daughter. When i came across your post I was very touched and I started praying. You are in my prayers.
    I dont have any girls (two boys) and I would love to create something for you. Something handamde with lots of love and I pray some healing power.
    Check out my site (im really bad at pictures but my items are nice in person)
    email me with anything you like in my shop or with some ideas so i can make a custom listing for you. (at no charge to you)

  22. Alyce, your Mabel lamp is just so brilliant.
    Good on you brave girl.
    Love Jennifer from Australia

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  24. Bonjour de France en Corse
    Je te félicite pour ton grand courage Alice tu es magnifique belle ton âme est aussi belle que ton jolie visage je partage ta souffrance même caché moi mème ayant un cancer tu es un petit ange de douceur continue le combat car il ne sera jamais vint!!! je t'ambrasse très fort comment t'envoyer une carte postale ?