My Boycott tescos campaign didn't last
Monday, October 31, 2005


So last week i decided to boycott tescos cause of the evil home delivery service, but thats a whole other story

and yesterday im told that they are doing a huge campaign and backing Little Hearts Matter, which is a charity for children with specific Congentital Heart Disease, mainly single ventricle hearts, (where the child only has half a heart, so 2 chambers instead of 4, one ventricle instead of 2) which indeed is what my daughter Chloe has, Almost all *little hearts* go on to have Heart and Lung transplants and an astounding 65% of these children pass away before they are teenagers, because of lack of donation, lack of facilitys and lack of research into finding alternative temporary solutions until a heart and lungs are available. LHM, provides information, support and valuble resources for familys and children affected by CHD.

Chloe is one of those little hearts who will need transplantation, she has now had all the surgery available to her, she is 6......its hoped she will be able to hang on until she is a teenager so she can recieve an adult heart. but everyone is very aware of the thin line there.

My point is this, many people associate heart problems with adults, people who take care of themselves, but it can affect perfectly normal children too, they are born with it, some have minor problems requireing no surgery, some have major problems requireing various stages of surgery and management.

Awareness needs to be raised, and Tescos are now helping us to do that, Kudos to them.

Feb 14 (yes valentines day) is CHD (congenital heart disease) awareness day all around the world.

That was my serious moment of the week


Tuesday, November 1, 2005 4:18 AM


Yay Tescos (never heard of 'em, but yay anyway) and Yay you for being so vocal! I think you should put a link up over at the Team Random web site, so we can help spread the word some more.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 2:48 AM


We don't have Tescos here in Australia, but if they did I'd support them on this basis alone.

Every year I have to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal, which raises over $10 million annually for children's hospital in Victoria alone, even the years I've been unemployed and broke.

I spent a great deal of my childhood in that place and it's the least I can do.

I wish you and your daughter the best of luck, I know it's not easy living with chronic illness.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 2:24 AM


I detest Tescos but sounds like I'm gonna have to start shopping there!!!


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