When I starting writing this blog, a dear friend’s Mum messaged me after she read my first post. Amongst a sea of supportive and heartfelt words there sat a phrase that hasn’t been far from my mind since – “All any of us have is today”. A mother’s wisdom and a sentiment … Continue Reading All we have is today
Taking big strides for little lungs! Thanks to LMFM and the lovely Gerry Kelly for talking to me yesterday and helping to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. There’s still time to register for the Mini Marathon and join Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s One in 1,000 campaign. Simply sign up on http://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/ … Continue Reading Eva’s Divas FM
A short article I wrote for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland in support of their One in 1,000 campaign for this year’s mini marathon. You can support Eva’s Divas on http://www.mycharity.ie/event/berniefromevasdivas/ or on any of the Divas’ own pages. There are 25 of us and counting! My name is Bernie Martin and I’m … Continue Reading One in 1,000 for my one in a million
I had my next post all planned in my head. It was to come hot on the heels of Eva’s second birthday in mid December, and it was going to be a celebration of her two years of CF butt-kicking, hospital-free, in-your-face, loving-life existence. But she had this lingering cough … Continue Reading This Christmas, CF meant only one thing: Courageous Fighter
I (vaguely) remember the days when the fear was brought on by too many vodkas of a Saturday night. These days it feels like the fear is never far away, but it’s brought on by something entirely different. The cough. A simple huff or puff is all it takes to … Continue Reading What’s a weekend without the fear?
My amazing, brave, salty sweet daughter, Eva, will be 2 next month. Eva was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just 3 weeks old – a day that struck fear in my heart and a knife in my stomach. A day that changed me and my family forever. I’ve started a … Continue Reading Not sure why, but today is the day.