Thank you

Fri 13th Jun 2008 by Ben Palmer.

Since the launch of Friday's Child and last weekend's coverage I have been flooded with comments, emails, letters and calls. It is so moving and rewarding to receive them all, and I may be slow but I am getting up to date with replying.

Trying to keep up makes me think that I am not giving a full and warranted response in each and every case, so I am sorry.  I wouldn't want anybody to think that their message is unread, unappreciated or unimportant because they all are.

Every story of infection is moving and upsetting - I want to cry at them all - but please keep them coming because it is important for everybody to see how often it does happen.

Every message left in reaction to Friday's Child means so much as well. I wasn't and am not looking for praise or thanks in writing it, but it is wonderful to know that my efforts are appreciated. If either the campaign or the personal story helps save a life then I will be another step closer to the goal I seek.


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