Aimee December 2005
Aimee Butler and Irene Macdougall – Fairy Box Campaign
|Dear David, Myrea and so many Fairy Artists and FriendsAimee’s excitement at the rapid approach of Christmas is evident in the ever growing list of helpful suggestions that keep being added to her Christmas wish list just in case you-know-who is short of ideas. She is also desperate for a healthy fall of winter snow so that she can resume her annual torment of her older brother Leigh as her willing but hapless foil in the snowball stakes. And of course we are on track to celebrate another fairy winter dinner which we first marked on Aimee’s return home from Glasgow after her bone marrow transplant last year.The Fairy Box campaign which Aimee began earlier in the year continues to lift children’s spirits in hospitals in Dundee, Glasgow and Aberdeen. It thrills her to know that the same fairy magic which carried her through some very difficult times is reaching out to other children too, and as we know only too well, once fairy magic has entered your life it never leaves you.
Dundee Repertory Theatre opened a ten week long fairy art exhibition named after Linda Ravenscroft’s Make A Wish fairy image showcasing the wonderful fairy art created by the many fairy artists who have become our dear friends over the last two years. It is an honour and a privilege to have had a small part to play in assembling this exhibition on their behalf and we are grateful to so many for donating their work to help raise funds for the Fairy Box at the same time. The exhibition organiser took 24 images to fill her gallery space and in less than 48 hours half the images are already sold raising £500 for the fairy box
Regardless of the often times rocky and uncertain path Aimee’s journey with leukaemia has taken us all along – Aimee continues to surprise us all. She has a boundless spirit, a true fairy heart with an irrepressible twinkle of mischief, and a smile that brings us lesser mortals to our knees.
I thought you would be interested in the attached press release issued by Dundee Rep Theatre who are hosting the Fairy Art Exhibition alongside their sponsorship of the Fairy Box
Aimee is holding her own – her platelets are coming up – 89 now compared to 34 when we discovered the bad news – although she is in hospital today having a blood transfusion
We have been given the all clear to go to Disneyland Paris and hope to make the trip before Christmas – fingers crossed
Wishing you all a very blessed and magical fairy Christmas and wonderful New Year for 2006.
Love and light
Rosie and Aimee
PRESS RELEASE & PHOTOCALL INFORMATION
Dundee Repâ€™s â€˜Make-A-Wishâ€™ Exhibition Supports â€˜Fairy Boxâ€™
Archive for December, 2005
Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2005