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7/7/14 - 2 years since Aillidh died

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Thinking of my friend expat and family who are away in the US just now with family.

In case you are new to MN then Aillidh was a MNers dd who died from complications from a bone marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukaemia 2 years ago. She is very much missed.

Can I ask if you are not already on the bone marrow register to consider joining?

Laquitar Mon 07-Jul-14 00:58:22

It feels like it was yesterday, i remember reading your threads Girafe.

Sadly i can not register myself. Dh is registered.

I hope Expat and her family have good holiday, they so deserve it.

furrlinedsheepskinjacket Mon 07-Jul-14 01:00:40

gosh 2 years I remember the threads too xx sending love

Oh my! two whole years already?
Hopefully the precious memories bring comfort rather than pain now for Expat and the family, and you too giraffes - you were a tower of strength for them too.

goodasitgets Mon 07-Jul-14 01:01:58

I will have a look at registering. Have applied to be a stem cell donor already

lunar1 Mon 07-Jul-14 01:02:35

I can't believe it has been two years. Thinking of you all.

Laquitar Mon 07-Jul-14 01:06:45

Sorry i spelt your name wrong.

lia66 Mon 07-Jul-14 01:11:21

I was telling my two daughters about Aillidh only today. Call me maybe came in the radio and I said it reminded me of a little girl who died.

My 7 yr old wanted to know if she was smiley like Stephen Sutton who died recently and is local to us.

My 9 yr old was more thoughtful,

Hoping Expat and her family have a lovely holiday. Gone but not forgotten x

expatinscotland Mon 07-Jul-14 01:13:00

Our hearts are forever broken.

Redglitter Mon 07-Jul-14 01:13:07

I had no idea that's who expats daughter was. I've seen references to her daughter but had never made the connection.

I followed her brave battle for weeks at the time. Can't believe it's been 2 years

thinking of her family x

MadonnaKebab Mon 07-Jul-14 01:17:51

Thinking of you Expat, Giraffes and families
I can't believe its two years

expatinscotland Mon 07-Jul-14 01:32:00

She was the first good thing to ever happen to me.

LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 07-Jul-14 01:37:06

expat I've never forgotten. It's why I'm still here.

Giraffes you're a diamond.

Much love.

Zhx3 Mon 07-Jul-14 01:42:03

Thinking of you and your family, Expat x.

I am registered with Anthony Nolan for your Aillidh.

Zhx3 Mon 07-Jul-14 01:42:54

Thinking of you and your family, Expat x.

I am registered with Anthony Nolan for your Aillidh.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 07-Jul-14 01:46:10

expat I remember that night like it was yesterday.

I hope you're all getting some comfort being with your family.

Giraffes you're the best friend anyone could ever wish to have.

AnnabelleDarling Mon 07-Jul-14 02:05:48

I think of Ailidh often Expat, I have a dd of a similar age. I remember sobbing in my back garden when Ailidh died thinking 'there but for the grace of god go I'

I'm so sorry, I hope it becomes more bareable as time passes

Giraffes you are an amazing friend

hedwig2001 Mon 07-Jul-14 02:15:01

I think of her every time I hear Call me maybe. expat I hope being with your family brings a little comfort at such a difficult anniversary.

PerpendicularVincenzo Mon 07-Jul-14 02:42:07

I've read your posts expat and your love for your daughter comes shining through - I think of you even though we don't know each other.

I have a medical condition that means I am unable to register, but hope that people read this and join.

I'm sadly not able to register but I will continue to encourage others to. Thinking of you Giraffes and of course Expat and family. I think of Aillidh often and will light a candle for her tonight.

I joined because of Aillidh. Can't believe it's 2 years already sad

Thinking about you x

I joined the bone marrow register because of Aillidh (and convinced DH to join too).
Thinking of you x

SecretWitch Mon 07-Jul-14 04:53:54

I can't imagine the feelings of grief and loss. Two years must feel like nothing and forever. You all are in my thoughts..

enormouse Mon 07-Jul-14 06:31:45

Poor little one. My thoughts are with expat and her family.

I've joined the register and will get Dp to join it too. thanks

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