1 April 2014

Timothy Sebastian Sullivan.

I am fascinated by Tania Sullivan.  Having met her at a blogging event a couple of years ago, we immediately struck up a friendship and have stayed in touch.

She was with her son Paddy and only had 11 children then.  Obviously it's easy to assume she's mad, but on the contrary, in the flesh, she's one of the most warm wonderful women I've ever met and the more I read of her book telling their story (including a first failed marriage and multiple miscarriages), the more I believe she should be running the country.  She speaks a whole lot of sense and is rightly unapologetic for seeing every single child she - and other people have - as a blessing.

In the last two years, little Isobel has come along, and on February 15th this year Timothy Sebastian arrived.  But he had problems breathing.

With thanks to the Oliver Fisher Neonatal Unit, Timothy's little life was saved and because neither Tania or her husband are mad at all (and if you've seen them on any of the TV programmes they've been featured in, you might have observed that for yourselves), they'd like to say their Thank yous by raising £2000 by his first Birthday.

They've documented his story in this totally inspiring and truly very moving video below - along with the reaction of most of their other children when they discover they have another brother (!) - and if you'd like to help, please donate - no matter how small amount - to their Just Giving page over at  www.justgiving.com/largerfamilylifeor via Paypal to family@largerfamilylife.com (marked ‘Tim’s Journey’).

I am in love with him.


20 comments:

  1. You are possibly one of the kindest people I have ever met - I'm emotional now. Thank you so much for highlighting Tim's Journey, and most of all, thank you for being my friend x

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    1. The feeling is mutual - and thank you too! xx

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  2. How wonderful to be giving something back to the unit that helped you. x

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  3. How kind of you to share the story.

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  4. It's lovely you're sharing this x I hope people donate xx

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  5. so lovely of you (as expected) that you are sharing this - good luck x x

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  6. Thanks for sharing this Anya, and what a great family! Good luck with the fundraising Sullivan family! :)

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  7. Wow what an amazing story!

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  8. What a wonderful story, so lovely of you to be sharing it

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  9. Just amazing to see baby's story like this. Amazing.

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  10. I am all emotional now. Will do all I can to share this around. Wonderful post and inspiring story x

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing this Anya, an amazing story!

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  12. What a great story *blinks away the tears* x

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    1. I bawled all the way through it too!

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  13. What a wonderful story. So lovely that Tania and her family are giving something back, and equally lovely that you are helping spread the word about their story :) Good luck raising the £2000! xx

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  14. You really are a lovely friend Anya xxx

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  15. This is so beautiful of you.... you really are a wonderful woman and friend helping to spread their story. X

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  16. Thanks for sharing Anya and good luck to the Sullivan family with their fund-raising efforts.

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  17. A lovely story and thank you for sharing it. xx

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