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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Life is so strange. I sit here at 11pm tonight in my dad's kitchen, the kitchen he will never see of his new house. Why? Because dad has mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer that has riddled his body. 3 weeks ago, I could have a conversation with him, we spoke at least 3 times a day, he was my best friend. Now, it's all different, dad knows I am here and may utter a few words, but he is 'morphed' up and in terrible pain. We can't talk anymore. Dad going so quick reminds me of Billy 12 years ago, one minute fine, next gone. Both 'man made' conditions, both here one moment gone the next.
The campaign continues and I need to say this. First we have had some excellent results, the 3 'boys' have really heard us, all 3 have put out a message on World Autism Day (haven't had that before) all 3 are so very slowly understanding that autism is a real and very big issue. The problem is that they don't know what to do, we need to tell them and keep pushing. Keep an eye on the Facebook campaign page, this is about us all and it will take us all to make real change. Never going to stop fighting for the truth and all people with autism deserve.

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