Nait and his sister Naitalie are traveling around the world meeting families affected by the disease that they are named after, Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia.

They would like you to follow them both and look forward to your comments :)

Friday 30 September 2011

Nait Bare(!) in Bradford

Hi everyone!

Well, I've had another busy week with the Magee family in Bradford. We've been handing out so many awareness cards and chatting to people about NAIT and our super website.

Firstly, we took a trip to the toy library at St Lukes Hospital. This is a wonderful library for children with additional needs. Not only do they loan sensory toys and books but they have play sessions and coffee mornings and also arrange trips for children and their parents/carers. Like the library is a non-profit organisation which relies on donations and fundraising. The staff here are so kind and helpful, here's me with Michelle.

I then joined in a hydrotherapy session with Archie and his friends, which he goes to every week at St Lukes Hospital. Everyone had a wonderful time splashing about, singing and playing games! I got to meet some of Archie's friends who were all lovely!

Then I went to the VI Playgroup with Archie and his mummy where they go every fortnight. It is a playgroup specifically for children with visual impairment so the toys are perfect for the children and they also have access to a sensory room. Here's me with Archie, his friend Miriam, the wonderful Joanne (far left) who is also Archie's portage worker and Jayne.

I wanted to be clean and sweet-smelling ready for my next trip, so mummy Gillian gave me a good wash and then I basked in the sunshine to dry. I made sure I kept my dignity by using one of our fabulous awareness cards!

Well, the time has come for me to say goodbye to Bradford and the Magee family. I've had a wonderful time and hope to return again sometime. But now I look forward to continuing my journey just a few miles up the road to Leeds to meet another family affected by NAIT.

Lots of love and bear hugs xxxx

Sunday 25 September 2011

With the Magees......

Hello everyone! Well I arrived safely in Bradford, West Yorkshire and so far am having a lovely time with the Magee family. I had a wonderful cuddle with Archie when I first arrived. He could not wait to show me all his toys, especially his new bubble tube!

I was made to feel very welcome by everyone, including Winnie, Eeyore & Tigger! And I have had so many cuddles from Mummy Gillian!

I have been lucky enough to go on holiday with the Magees, Archie, Mummy Gillian, Daddy Scott, Grandma Linda & Grandad David. We have stayed at a lovely cottage with it's own lake in Cumbria. Here's me at our lake. I also found an interesting seat to perch on at Kirkby Stephen.

I had a day trip to Kendal where I helped make pizzas and then gorged myself on sweets and chocolate!!

I had a long walk up to Kendal Castle and enjoyed looking at the views.

After all this Archie and I had a well deserved rest!

I have a few more days with the Magees in Bradford before I move along on my travels. I can't wait to see what else we get up to and will blog again shortly. Love to you all. Thanks for following.

Friday 16 September 2011

I've had so much fun with the Livingstone's that I have saved it all up for one long story (well, not too long).

I arrived and was carefully unwrapped by two lovely children, Ellie and Oliver. They decided to share my time between them and so I got to spend half my sleeps with Ellie and half with Oliver. They were both very cuddley and kind children and took me everywhere with them.

We acted as special agents at their holiday club where I was guest of honour. I was introduced by Captain Tim and all 100 children said 'hello' to me - I felt very special!

I was lucky enough to be invited to Ellie's tenth birthday party and boy did we have fun! There was a Mars bar fondue which was delicious, hair crimping (I wasn't up for that as I didn't want to get singed!), music, mayhem and makeup - what a tiring day.

We had a trip to Pizza Hut, a sleepover with friends, a ride on a pony and I was privileged to meet Jason's bear.

When Jason went to heaven through this awful disease, he left his Mummy a teddy to hold and always remember him. His teddy misses him, too.

It was time to say goodbye and I shall carry on raising awareness and look forward to meeting our next dear family. I am hopping in my box, closing my eyes and winging my way northwards...

See you soon x