Monday, 28 November 2011

Love on the transplant list Tonight

Hi my lovelies,

Tonight my documentary airs, 9pm on bbc3, I have to say filming this has been a great experience, I'm glad I have gotten to share my journey through transplant and getting married Stuart. When I started raising awareness for organ donation, I said the next step would be to make a documentary and then it happened the opportunity came out of nowhere and we started filming.

It has followed me through the best part of my life and the worst at the same time. I meet lots of amazing people including Mel Beer director and producer. One of the most amazing friends I could have wished for, I think some out there knew i needed a friend at the time, some one to share the experience with aswell as my amazing husband and family. There she was.

I hope all the feed back from the doc is positive, but I am aware I have laid myself bare and that not everyone is going to like me. That's ok. I know I'm quit bold and outspoken, I have a humour that not everyone understands, but that's also the good thing about me and has led to the love of my husband.

So I hope you enjoy and looking forward to hearing your feed back please also comment on my blog on the bbc, as we are trying to secure a second documentary highlighting the Donors and there family's the most important people In organ donation. we already filmed me attending the donor family network event 'share, celebrate and remember' A amazing charity and a very emotionally event, where I got to think about my donor and hear about the brave and courageous donor family's story's and feed back.

Anyway, I shall leave it there, hope you enjoy, please let me know what you think through BBC BLOG & here

100 comments:

  1. I wish I could watch it!
    sometimes I hate that I live in the USA.

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  2. Looking forward to it :) hopefully it'll make it on YouTube so those in the US can see it. No idea how that works but I know it's possible!

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  3. I would love to see your doc, but I am also in the USA. Hope someone puts it on You Tube. BBC really should think about paid subscriptions to allow USA citizens to watch things online - they would surely make a ton of money...!

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  4. I'm sure you'll have hundreds of comments soon! I just had to find out if you were okay and that you had your much needed transplant! I'm so glad that you did and you're doing well. You're such a lovely person and you deserve a long and happy marriage. All the best to you both x

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  5. Amazing documentary, I'm so so pleased that everything has worked out for you so far. Such strength and inspiration. May you have a long and happy life.... x

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  6. i think ur amazing whats neg to say about a girl like u the way u handle ur self u should be proud . and i hope u come out on top i really hope we see u again me and my kids all on dona list i believe i helping others as ur body is just a shell ad if me or my kids left mine i would love to help aother

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  7. Jemma (a medical student who talked to you about a year ago)28 November 2011 at 13:53

    45 minutes through and it's looking so good Kirstie! Had to come onto your blog to tell you. Must say I'm so glad I know you got lungs else it would be completely heartbreaking to watch.

    Also after keeping up to date with your blog it's really nice to see the video of what goes alongside the story. Tell Stuart he comes across as the most lovely person ever, as do you.

    Well Done :) Wishing you a lot of happiness.

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  8. I'm still watching the documentary & feel I should just congratulate you on being so brave & never giving in. I'm just so tearful at the moment. Please give my best wishes to Stu & I hope you both go on to have a long & happy life together.

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  9. Wow, you're one inspirational young lady, am glad I knew you got your lungs otherwise I would have been in floods of tears!! You and Stu are a lovely couple, enjoy your new lungs xxx

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  10. Watching the documentary, one of the most moving things I've ever seen and you're so inspirational. So glad you got the transplant you needed and I hope you and Stu have a long and happy marriage. I hope it moves people to sign up to be organ donors - never understood why people choose not to.

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  11. You are an amazing person and a true inspiration to others xxxxx

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  12. You looked stunning at your wedding, I am so glad you got your second chance at life and the chance to enjoy married life, thank you for sharing it with us xxx

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  13. Just watched the documentary. It was so heartbreaking but so inspirational at the same time Kirsty! I think the way you deal with your illness is amazing and you're so lucky to have such a supportive husband in Stu (as well as your family of course!)

    I've already signed up as an organ donor but I'm pretty sure this will make other people think twice about saying no to it! Fingers crossed.

    Stay smiling and loving life!!
    Nat xx

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  14. What a truely amazing story. How anyone can not sign up to be on the donor list for organs and blood after watching your documentary is beyond me. You and your family have stayed strong through so much, and I hope things are plain sailing from now on :)

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  15. Just watched the documentary, and have to say what an amazing woman you are. You might not think so, and I'm sure Stuart and the rest of your family have told you a million times, but your optimism and sheer bloody-mindedness is a real kick up the bum for the rest of us! Your story came across extremely well, and has to be a huge inspiration to anyone else currently on the list. Well done you! xxx

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  16. * I just noticed that I spelt your name wrong, ooops. Sorry love!! ;) x

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  17. I was really touched by your documentary and just wanted to say what a true inspiration you are. Wishing you a bright future, your truely deserve one.

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  18. Just watched your documentary and it moved me to tears. You are one very brave girl! I let my kids, who are 11 and 13, watch too and we've discussed organ donation. Having watched your plight they now agree that it's a very worthwhile thing to do. I hope more people feel the same way after watching what you and your family have been through. Wishing you every happiness for the future. x

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  19. You're a true inspiration. I too have CF and was touched by your bravery and strength of character through such a difficult time. Keep well :) x

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  20. My 15yr old was born with cystic fibrosis and she finds it incredibly hard to adapt to every day life. in auguest this yr she was dignosed with diebetes she is now back in hospital and we both sat and watched your documentry and all she kept saying was ahh bless i dont i could that. you looked stunning kirstie and im so happy that u made it through that transplate and i really hope u have many happy yrs ahead.

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  21. Your strength of will and your personality shined tonight. You are a great ambassador for raising awareness of the need for donors. You looked so beautiful on your wedding day. I am still crying at the program. But in a good way. I hope I never have to go through what your hubby did with my girlfriend and future wife. I'm so happy you have the extra time you deserve. Your love is clear to see. Bravo to you and yours for your bravery and compassion.

    Plus I hope you are still keeping that man on his toes :-)

    Richard

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  22. It was wonderful.
    Heartrenching and inspiring.
    Just wonderful.
    Kim

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  23. Absolutely fantastic. It was heart wrenching going through the period when you came so close to not getting your lungs. It brought back the worry that I know I felt and I am sure all of your followers felt at the time with your Mum giving updates etc. but it was a real high to see you come through the other side again, but on the TV screen as opposed to via the blog and associated pictures.
    Your so wrong if you think people will dislike you from watching the documentary :) you came across as a positive role model, a person who can, has and will live through adversity with a smile on your face.
    The program was fantastic, your fantastic, and yes Stu and your family are fantastic. But they are also lucky to have you in their lives :)

    Big hugs :)
    Alan x

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  24. Hi i never comment on these blogs, but after watching your documentary i knew i had to. If iam being honest when i first heard about your documentary being on telly i was in two minds about a programm about cf and transplant to be shown, only because as a cf person myself, the thought of people watching what one day i might have to go through terrified me. But after seeing what amazing strengh you and your (now) husband had it just made me feel so much stronger and made me realise that whatever will happen will happen and that it is possible to have amazing love around you at a time when everything seems to be crumbling. you are a true inspiration and i wish you an amazing marriage. :)
    p.s. you looked so stunning even with no make up on!

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  25. You're an absolute inspiration! You looked so beautiful on your wedding day and it's so wonderful to see how you've progressed since your transplant! Thank you for doing the documentary, and this blog, you've been amazing at raising awareness for CF xx

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  26. What a true inspiration. never have i seen something which has touched me so much. I wish you the best with yourself and your husband x

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  27. My husband and I are watching your documentary we just wanted to say that you are such a sweet lovely girl and such a strong person. Your wedding was gorgeous and we laughed when you made your hubby go try trousers on with his new wedding shoes :)
    Xxxx

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  28. Well, if i'm honest, i wasn't planning on watching it, but it came on the TV.

    I sat here, and watched it, and iv always fought i had a hard life, till i watched it and wow your strength is unbelievable.

    Oh, also that husband of yours? (i am a male too) he himself cares about you ALOT and it show's.

    I hope you, and Stew live forever happily together :)

    Such a eye opener, continue being brave :) (YY) thumbs up.

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  29. Hey kirstie,watching u right now with tears and seeing how strong and amazing girl u re,u re a true inspiration to us...I hope u re going to have a great life from now on ,would love to meet u and Stuart ...I'm sure non of us can know how enjoyable is ONE breath

    Erdal
    Facebook / silvery night

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  30. Hi I just needed to say how wonderful it was to watch the documentary tonight. I used to work with young people with CF and i took a moment remembering those who have gone.
    Your determination, confidence and bravery is a shining beacon to those going through the same thing as you, and now you and your wonderful husband have a chance to enjoy each other and what life can bring you
    Caroline xx

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  31. I'm up late trying to research setting up my own blog. here comes your show to distract me. Something to let me know that life is not so bad and perhaps do some things now rather than wait. Your wedding was beautiful and you are blessed to have each other. Wishing you and your husband the best for the future.A great way to document cystic fibrosis.Go on BBC run with another show

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  32. Amazing, so glad you got the transplant. Your an inspiration and your husband is so caring. All the best xxxx

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  33. Hi Kirstie, you are one amazing girl...beautiful, loving, kind, funny... a very special person. Thankyou for sharing your journey babe it really brings a lot of things in perspective. I wish you and Stuart many many happy years together...you make such a beautiful couple.

    Love Debxxxx

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  34. Bernadette Murphy28 November 2011 at 17:47

    Kirstie can I firstly say thank you. I thought I would share another happy story to those who have taken the time to talk about their experiences. Its comforting to know that there are people out there that understand how hard it is for a partner to have cf. This is my boyfriend Oliver he had his double lung transplant at a second call as his first lungs were infected and were unable to be used. He was 16 and had his life saving operation at Great Ormond Street.... Below are some links about Oli and a picture of when he received his Breathing for life award before his transplant.

    http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/87/87695_black_belt_as_oliver_wins_toughest_battle.html


    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=oliver+rothwell+cystic+fibrosis&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&biw=1275&bih=645&tbm=isch&tbnid=Au5MTmPWAg8ueM:&imgrefurl=http://www.filmmagic.com/ItemListing.aspx%3Fcgl%3D60576%26evntI%3D0&docid=AHK5_BL6m3UxAM&imgurl=http://images.filmmagic.com/images/tnm/2636130.jpg%253FWidth%253D170%2526Height%253D143&w=170&h=143&ei=yTfUTqfIB8ex8QPE5tWYAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=672&vpy=205&dur=3086&hovh=114&hovw=136&tx=114&ty=59&sig=102569480649603054266&page=1&tbnh=114&tbnw=136&start=0&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0

    He is now 22 and has just graduated from University and this year. Since meeting Oli at University three years ago I have raised over £1000 completing a 10k run in Manchester, and have urged my friends and family to join to Organ Donation list. You are truly an inspiration to the world, and a credit. I wish you all the happiness in the world. I will continue to help people and their loved ones with CF. Lots of love to your family and friends. xxx

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  35. Your an absolute inspiration, i wish all goes well for you. Sat up at uni glued to your program, and i go to bed with a smile on my face. You have shown others that staying positive and a cheeky sense of humor goes leaps and bounds. I wish you and your husband all the best in life :D

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  36. Hi Kirstie, I'm so glad I found your blog so I can get this message to you. I just watched your documentary and was so inspired, you are such a brave and inspirational person!! Your attitude to life is one that I think everyone should aspire to, and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your beautiful story.

    I watched the whole thing on the edge of my seat and was so so happy when it turned out you remained a fighter and made it through. As a result of watching your program I am going to make sure I am on the donor list and encourage everyone I know to.... And I'm sure it will have the same effect on many people, and Im sure you will save lives.
    You and Stu are a wonderful couple and I wish you all the best. You and your family are all so brave and so many people will learn from you. Lots of love, Rebecca xxx

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  37. Firstly in case there is any doubt in your mind, you are one amazing young lady.I have just watched your documentary on BBC and have been filled with emotion. At times tears flowed from the debts of my heart for you, whilst you smiled on and stayed positive, how I dont think I will ever know. You are a true inspiration. I have never before commented, or felt the need to comment to a stranger before in my life. You have shown me a piece of human spirit which I havent seen in my 34 years alive, and it touched me and will stay with me. I wish you, your husband and family, with all sincerety, every happiness in the future.

    Mike from Ireland..

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  38. Dear Kirstie,
    The programme that was aired last night was truly inspirational. It was nail biting and places and was so worried you weren't going to get the transplant, and when the news came I felt tears coming in joy. Joy that you may be able to leave a life without the need for 24/7 oxygen.
    I am training to be a nurse and one patient I nursed sadly passed away and didn't make it to transplant, so watching your story felt very personal to me even though I do not know you. One of my best friends at secondary school also had CF as did her brother and sister, I remember visiting her in hospital as she had the long weeks of IV antibiotcs. Unfortunately we lost contact but she is never far from my mind.
    I wish you and Stu and the rest of your family all the best as you embark on this new part of your life. I really hope things continue to go well. I can see from your documentary how determined you and how inspirational you are too others. I hope more people do sign up to the organ donor register, as one person could save many lives. All the best with your business and look forward to hearing about your progress.
    Lots of Love
    Zoe xxxx

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  39. Kirstie, I am writing to you with a bright smile. Whatever happens in life, there is a sense, so the sense of your life was to live on. For other people, the sense is to leave their physical bodies. I know that this little, challenging, precious and sometimes utterly painful life in our human body is a short trip of our eternal journey. Anyway, I have been touched to tears, as you can imagine it, as I was watching you and your husband and family. Being in a not so comfortable situation myself, I measured that, at least physically, though I am there too in a little challenge, I am not to complain. You have given me a new confidence in my body, a new feeling of tenderness and complicity with it, as I had not experienced it before. And I knew that if I landed by "accident" on this documentary about you, it was for me a chance to experience such feelings.

    Thank you for having shared your extreme journey with us - everyone takes something from it, and I am taking a lot. I am grateful to you and to your husband and family for having been simply open about themselves in front of a camera. It gives us such a sense of brotherhood. I think that something in both of you, your husband and yourself, knew that it would add to your motivation, maybe just the drop it needed to overcome the most challenging times. I find it such a blessing to be loved just so! Here again, I know a bit what I am talking about, as my husband also accepts my present situation without pressure, and loves me regardless, or maybe loves me even more through that.

    Love to each of you, thank each of you, and I will love to follow how your life unfolds, at least whatever you wish to share of it with us.

    Wonderful Kristie & Family :o)

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  40. Kirsty your truly amazing been following your story since before you got your shiny new lungs!! And have had every finger and toe crossed for you to get them!! And you did!! Yaayyy! Your such an inspiration to us fellow CFers and everyone else .. Keep up the fight girlie your brilliant xxx

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  41. I just want to let you know how amazing you are. & because you I am certanly going on the transplant list! if it means I can save people like you, then Im all game! i hope you continue to enjoy life you beautiful little thing. :)

    love carly.

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  42. An utterly, utterly inspirational story! Makes me very proud to be even a very small cog in the Transport for Transplant system. My very best wishes to you and your husband/family for your continued recovery and health. Thoughts also with the courage of your donors family too...

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  43. I just finished watching your story and I am truly amazed at what and incredibly strong young woman you are! Your husband is the very example of what all men should be and your story of love, courage and survival is one that should be shared throughout the world. I have been a registered donor for 20 years and all of my family and friends are well aware of my wishes and watching your story tonight lets me know that I am doing the right thing. I hope everyone who sees your story registers and tells their family and friends to do the same. Thank you for sharing your life with the world.

    Tracy Sullivan
    Kingman, AZ USA

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  44. I watched the programme last night with my fiance who suffers from cf....we were both crying, especially as her brother had a lung transplant at the harefield 5 weeks ago...
    It was a superb programme

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  45. Kirsty, I think you are amazing. A true inspiration. You and your family remained positive throughout so many traumatic experiences and endured so much pain. May you have a long and happy life - you truly deserve it. And Stu is a gem! You picked a good one there!

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  46. Amazing film Kirstie, you experiences brought me to tears. I loved your personality, humour and fight for life. And I feel you also achieved your goal of raising awareness for organ donation, I am going to put myself on the list and get a card! xx

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  47. you are a true inspiration. my daughter is 4 with cf and you gave me hope to think she could be happy and positive just like you. thank you so much x

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  48. I saw your documentary last night. You made me laugh and cry. You are not only very brave and beautiful but an inspiration to all of us both sick and well.

    I already knew through the 2 cf nurses that were at your wedding that you had a successful transplant (work with them in paediatric outpatients from time to time).

    I hope you and your brave, loyal and loving husband have a long and very happy marriage.

    Kim

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  49. I just watched your documentary and was so very touched by your story. Your courage and spirit in the face of such an illness was phenomenally inspiring. My sister was very ill when we were children and I well remember the agonising waiting and doubt when a loved one is so very ill and close to the edge.

    I must say I shed quite a few tears throughout, but by far the most at the end!

    Wishing you a very long, healthy and happy married life, Ceevie x

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  50. fantastic doc kirstie. you are an inspiration to all. i dont have cf but one of my best friends does. she has been on the list for nearly 3 years (we are in ireland). you show that if you are strong enough and never give up hope anything can happen.
    wishing you and stewart all the best and i hope you have a long and happy life toghther.
    love you little dog too :)

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  51. Kirstie, I was really moved by your story. You're an amazing person, so strong and determined. You deserve every minute of laughter and happiness life can bring you.

    Wishing you and your husband, who is a star in his own right, all the best for the future.

    Mark

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  52. I'm a 17 year old girl, I don't know much about life but what can I say, your story is one heck of an inspiration and I am so glad you made it through everything. You truly deserve to live a long and happy life and I really do wish you all the best :)

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  53. I've just registered as an organ donor after watching your documentary. So many of us take our lives and health for granted. Thank you for allowing us to see your brave battle and raising awareness of organ donation. I'm sure many more will have registered because of you :)

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  54. u r an amazing young lady and deserirve all ure happiness watched your programme and it had me crying and smiling it was so emoitinal

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  55. Your documentary was really inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story which reminds everyone to fight for life. You seem a lovely person with a great husband and family. I wish you all the best x

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  56. So heart warming! You remind me so much of someone special who sadly lost her fight with CF at 19, was amazing to see a great ending to the doc and to see you don't waste a min of your life...just inspiring! Your relationship with your husband is lovely, defiantly what true love looks like! Keep fighting x

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  57. you are the blueprint for how we should live life. You are a beautiful human being that i have no doubt will inspire lots of people. I just wanna give you a hug after watching this documentary.

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  58. Hi Kirstie, I am just watching your documentary now and felt compelled to go online and find somewhere I could leave a comment for you. I'm Mum to a 4 year old boy with chILD (Children's Interstitial Lung Disease). This is a very rare illness and it means that Connor has been oxygen dependemt since 4 months old. Thankfully Connor does well on a day to day basis, getting stronger and stronger ... the hope is that one day he won't need the oxygen 24/7. Some other kids with chILD aren't so lucky and will need transplants like you. Your documentary was remarkable - a truly inspiring story. Well done for having the strength and determination to do something like that. Awareness of the need for organ donation is so important ... thank you for helping to raise awareness. Catriona Rogers, N.Ireland (Mum to Connor, age 4) www.childlungfoundation.org

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  59. Just watched your documentary, you are an inspiration Kirstie! It looks like you've had to be so strong and brave for such a long time. I'm so glad you got your transplant! I hope it gives you and Stewart the happy future you deserve. Praying that your health will go from strength to strength. Sarah

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  60. I've been reading your blog for months now, since a friend shared it on facebook. From reading your first post I thought you were so brave, both fighting the illness and brave to share it with others. Your documentary was beautiful and I can't even imagine how proud your friends and family must be of you. I certainly think of you as a huge inspiration.

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  61. Hi Kirstie, saw your documentary and thought you may be interested in a short film I made for a company:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuI72eMrIQI

    Cheers

    Dan

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  62. Fantastic moving program, you're a very inspirational indivdual. Stuart is a good man too!

    I have been a donor for a number of years now. Hope I can help someone, if/when?!

    Good luck for the future. You should release the sound track to the program to raise sponsorship/awarness perhaps. There were some good sounds!

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  63. from watching you on russell howards good news to following your blog. now watched love on the tranplant list for a second time. thank you for letting us follow your life. may all your dreams come true

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  64. Hi Kirstie,

    Watched your documentary last night -it was truly inspirational. I admire you so much and the programme really demonstrated how life should never be taken for granted. By the way your puppy Kia is gorgeous, she looks similar to mine - is she a labradoodle?

    xxx

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  65. I have been following your blog for a while now and it was lovely to see your programme and see the things on the documentary that I have already read about on here. You are a true inspiration and all the people who moan about pathetic things in their life really need to watch last nights episode. You are an amazing person and the strength you have is beyond belief. You had me in extremes in laughter and in tears. The documentary showed how wonderful you, your husband and all your family and friends are, and I hope that a second episode is shown. I wish you all the best in life and hope you get stronger and stronger and get to live the life you deserve. Gemma x

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  66. I have just watched your programme. I think you are amazing and very brave to share your experiences with the world.
    Hopefully,because you have done that, more people will put themselves on the donor register. I do wish they'd make it compulsory to be on it. You and your lovely husband are an inpiration
    Good Luck for the rest of your lives
    Elaine

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  67. Wonderful docu and truly inspiring !
    I hope you continue to get well and thankyou for sharing your amazing journey
    God bless You, Stuart and all your family

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  68. Watched your documentary tonight and it was amazing, so pleased you got your new lungs. Enjoy many more margheritas! Kate x

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  69. Amazing programme, amazing person. Completely moved-love to you and Stuart (and the dog)

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  70. you are amazing.....I was so glad are well again Xx will remember your story always.. god bless you...

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  71. I watched the programme and found that I could not wait to see if you were ok so I checked on the internet and to my disbelief you got your transplant, what a lovely person you are and your husband for caring for you, I am speechless on how you managed to go through your wedding while you were critically ill , I hope your life is long and happy god bless you A Brown Gloucester

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  72. I'm a very manly man, never cried at tv before. Some how your story reduced me to tears 3 times. How can you be so upbeat? You and your husband were both amazing! Honestly I am lost for words! Although I do feel for Stuart... You slave driver!! Also I think both of yours humour was quality!

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  73. I am speechless ! You are an amazing strong women ! So glad it all went well for you ! Enjoy your life with your lovely husband ! Many blessing !

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  74. I have been following your blog for a while now, since I saw it on the Youth Health Talk website 6months or so ago. I found your story amazingly moving even before I watched the documentary, but seeing you on TV and how positive and strong you are even when times got as tough as they could possibly be, you are truely inspirational.

    You and Stuart look wonderful together, he is an amazing person and I wish you a truely happy future together. But I think it's easy to see how in love you both are and that you will live every moment of your future together to the full and have so many truely magical moments together.

    I think the challenges in life make you treasure life more and in the end your life will be full of far more happiness than many people who don't appreciate how truely special and amazing life is.

    I think you and your family are amazing.

    Love Clair xxx

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  75. Kirstie,

    I am a able bodied healthy young woman who has spent far too long being ungrateful for my blessings! Your BBC story touched, inspired and moved me, and I truly am transformed for for observing your courage, positivity and determination. Here is to spending each day with even just an ounce of your beautiful energy. Thank you for sharing this with us, it is a lesson in life to us all.

    Love and Blessings.

    S
    x

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  76. Have you ever wondered whether your donor's family saw your programme? I'm not sure about the process but was just thinking that if you know about them - do they know about you (being in the media and all that)? I don't know how they would have thought watching it - it was an amazing programme and you and your husband are so inspiring, but I did keep thinking about the donor and their family.......:-(

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  77. I watched your show last night and all I can say is wow. I have a uni friend who has CF and I know how much they struggle everyday with it. Watching this show just gave me such respect for every person with CF and I am so happy for you and that you really do deserve that second chance at life that you have been given! Thankyou so much for filming this because it was incredible! xx

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  78. Thank you for sharing your story with the world Kirstie. It has inspired me to register as an organ donor. I hadn't heard about your story until I saw the BBC documentary, it was an emotional rollercoster just watching it and I was almost in tears. You are inspiration and a reminder to everyone of what's truly important in life and that we all have so many things to be grateful for. I wish you and Stuart many wondeful years together you deserve all the happiness in the world after what you've been through.

    I hope you have the best Christmas ever this year too.

    Iain

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  79. I think you came across brilliantly Kirsty. In some of the shorter clips I've seen of you, you came across a bit differently and used the word obviously a lot. I think this documentary showed the true you and the power and strength of love and determination in the face of adversity. Thank you to you and your family for opening your lives up to the world to show why organ donation is just so important.

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  80. Dear Kristy
    After watching your documentary I was up all night thinking how those awful things can happen to such good people such as you. When watching your documentary I was in tears all the way through because what you have with Stu will never be broken. You are my role model as you shown me that whatever happens in life you still carried on.
    Lots of love. And hope you will have the best Christmas holiday ever.
    Marta

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  81. Just watched your documentary and just had to write. You are an amazing women and your postivity is truely inspirational. Wishing you and your hubby a happy life together. Hope you have the best Christmas this year. xx

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  82. Lets not forget the donor and their family in all of this............

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  83. Hello Kirstie
    Thank you for sharing your story, cf is what seems to be still the hiden condition in the respect of not enough people knowing about it. I admit I was one of those people!
    I was doing a night shift when I was on a break watching your story. I cried so much, watching you go through your painfully difficult but amazing story of a fight of life. I was so humbled by your strength and positivity. I was also amazed in the strength and support from your husband and your family! I'm so happy and relieved you are doing well and you never gave up, if I could hug you I would :-) god bless you. From Chelle xx

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  84. ur a true inspiration, hope u have a fab christmas and u get evrything u want .... wasim XX

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  85. Kirstie, I never write on posts or blogs. But I had to say something to you after watching your programme.
    I just wanted you to know that I have never wanted to be an organ donor for many selfish reasons but seeing the other side of what that means for the people who need a transplant really opened my eyes last night, i am now on the donor register and am awaiting my card to carry with me at all times. If I can be prompted by your bravery i'm sure other people will be too.
    You are a brave lady letting the cameras into your life at such a difficult time but its done a brilliant job in raising the profile of the need for more donors so well done to you! :) My thoughts and prayers are with the donors family but i'm sure whoever they were they would have been happy to have given you a second chance and equally as happy that you are using your time to live your life your way yet doing something hugely positive!
    I wish you all the happiness you deserve for the future, you have a great husband, family and doggie!!
    Continue to be who you are- because your awesome!

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  86. I just watched the documentary on a day i was feeling a little down and out myself. Watching your story really bought a lot home to me and i was so drawn in my your story i found myself screaming when the first lungs were not a match. I was so unbelievably happy to see the end of the doc when you were fighting fit. You are such an incredible inspiration and deserve all the happiness, luck and love in the world. You seem to have such an amazing support group in your family and husband and i wish you nothing but pure happiness in life. Seriously so happy to see you well again.

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  87. I watched your documentary and it really touched me. I was diagnosed with cancer a week after I got back honeymoon, since I have went into remission and life is pretty much back to normal. On the outside I'm back to how I was before but on the inside I felt a bit sorry for myself. After watching your programme and seeing how amazing you are iv gave myself a shake and I realise how very lucky I am. I wish you all the best and thank you for being such an insperation. Additionally been from a family where a relatives organ donation saved four lives I can only imagine pure joy in seeing a story like your's. I know the process is very difficult for the donor family but stories like your's make it all worth while x

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  88. Hi Kirstie - You've been on one hell of a journey and I'm so so happy that you have got through to the other end of it

    - the documentary really so clearly shows how touch and go it was, I had to prepare for the worst in my head thinking that you were going to die - I'm just so so so happy for you and I hope you remain fighting fit, keep building your strength and doing everything you want to - and well done to Stu to

    - You make a lovely couple - I hope you will stay a happy strong couple for the rest of your lives - It was clear how much you meant to each other and I am sure all of this will have really hammered home what you both have.

    Please keep us up to date on your blog - are you completely in the clear now? I will keep posted!

    Love and hugs,

    Beanie.

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  89. I also should say what truly amazing, inspirational people you are!

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  90. You're an incredible inspiration, so positive and beautiful. I'm so glad you got the transplant you were waiting for so you can enjoy your life with your husband. Amy Xx

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  91. Hi Kirstie,

    Hello from Brazil! Today when I was working I read a breaking news about your history in a Brazilian newspaper. I really get impressed a lot. When I arrived at home I looked for your documentary over the web and I just ended watching it. Its a amazing history, a true history, a live history. You and Stu makes a lonely couple. Congrats to him because the love and chivalry of his acts are also inspiring. I wish you a very luck and healthy life with your new lungs. Best regards, William.

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  92. I just watched your documentary. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your story will be an inspiration to many.

    Wishing you a wonderful future with your husband.

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  93. Just watched your documentary on bbc3 and think that both you and your family are amazing inspiring people! I've signed up to the donor list straight after watching and hope others do to. All the best

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  94. kirstie, you are such an inspiration, my friend told me about your programme as her brother had cystic fibrosis. i loved following your life and wedding however it was incredibly emotional.im planning on signing up for a big charity run next year for cystic fibrosis. your programme has made me realise i have a lot to be thankful for, josie xx

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  95. wow kirsty! you are an amazing young lady with an amazing husband and family. heart moving story that you were always so brave in! would of been so easy to give up, ur a trooper girl!

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  96. Amazing documentary I cried so much. Very emotional journey I wish you all the luck in the future. Breathe easy x x x

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  97. kirstie I have tears running down my face. I'm just watching the end of the documentary and ur journey and it has moved me much I had to right to you and congratulate you on your strength before the show ended.

    Your positive attitude and will to live just shrines through you (even on the tv screen). I'm so happy for you. Your story touch me so much. It made me think that people should treat each other kindly because like is so precious..I hope everyone who watches your journey is touched in the same way as me.
    Thank you
    Jes fisher,25, Adelaide Australia.

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  98. Kirstie I am just watching your documentary on Really I just wanted to say how it moved me I sat here crying you are so positive and beautiful and your wedding was gorgeous love your colour scheme and your wee dog! I know this was filmed back in 2011 and I really hope life is know treating you well bless you and best wishes xx

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