August 27, 2015

When I first met you, Blue Kangaroo!

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Draft copy pre-release in October last year…

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… including a special message for Margot


 

We recently received another lovely surprise in the post: a copy of the latest Blue Kangaroo publication ‘When I first met you, Blue Kangaroo!‘ which is published today.

The author & illustrator of this brand new book, Emma Chichester Clark very kindly sent Margot a draft ‘mock-up’ copy of this book in October last year, after learning that Margot loved her ‘I love you, Blue Kangaroo!‘ book.

The video below of me reading the draft copy of the book to Margot was filmed just a few days before Margot died and shortly before she lost consciousness. Margot was subdued at the time – she was in a great deal of pain and we were intensively managing her care from home, supported by outreach nursing staff working under the advice and guidance of the palliative care team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Wonderful people.

The newly published book includes another tribute to Margot at the start of the book, which is extremely touching.

Thank you so much again Emma !

x

Team Margot
Together, saving lives

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The newly released version

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which includes a tribute to Margot that reads “In memory of Margot Martini, the little girl who sparked a movement”

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WATCH OUR VIDEO: https://youtu.be/9hpMvGnVxAg

WHAT’S INVOLVED WITH A STEM CELL OR BONE MARROW DONATION: http://www.teammargot.com/once-im-registered-how-do-i-actually-donate/

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT & A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT: http://www.teammargot.com/whats-the-difference-between-a-stem-cell-transplant-and-a-bone-marrow-transplant/

HEAR FROM KATRINA, A BONE MARROW DONOR, ABOUT HER DONATION EXPERIENCE: http://youtu.be/QzNxVhCo8do

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“This could happen to anybody. If you’d be prepared to take a bone marrow transplant, or any other type of organ donation or blood donation, then I feel that people should be prepared to give also… I’d like people to think about that.”

Victoria Martini, Margot’s mother

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015) & Margot (2012-2014)

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