This week has been so very splendiferous with the mini launch of my special new book 'Theodore and Friends - Theodore is Left Out', having it published means the world to me, through the book I can not only send a message to others about tolerance, inclusion, understanding and acceptance of people for who they, this book is also another fund raising effort for The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation Brain Tumour Fund. My dream is to try to make a difference and be able to raise awareness and funds in the hope that one day in the future, through research that a cure can be found for this absolutely devastating disease.
|The amazing Anna and I at the Mini Launch|
|Zed Seselja and I, his generosity has allowed another 100 copies|
of my book to be printed
There was also a story done for City News this is the link to it http://citynews.com.au/2012/new-book-from-unstoppable-dainere/, I was also extremely surprised and honoured to see this story.
Many times I have thought it a little unfair to have to have been given such a devastating journey, yet through that journey I have grown and learnt things that many people my age never will. I have also met the people who reinforce that the world we live in actually has people who have pure hearts and love to share. God chooses those who he thinks are strong enough to go through journey's like mine and I know that the path he has given me is for a reason.
Following the launch I was so very tired and sore, I think it was the excitement of it all, but to be surrounded by those that really are passionate and truly care put a huge smile on my face that is still sparkling even today.
I have sold forty seven books already, so from the original one hundred there are only fifty three remaining, because of the generosity of Zed Seselja another one hundred been printed means that there will be one hundred and fifty three available for sale. It would be totally incredible if they could all be sold by the end of August, I think that is a goal that I will set myself.
Apart from my mini book launch I have had physiotherapy this week, my right foot has been terribly sore, so Kaitlyn worked on it, it appears to have a tear or sprain. After Kaitlyn worked on it, she then taped it to help support it. I am not able to put weight on it, without it hurting, so I am hobbling around using my rollator or I have to get someone to pick me up.
I completed another module in my Beginner Sport Coaching Course for Sports Science, this module was about injury risk and management, I found it extremely easy and passed again with 100% first attempt. I now only have two more modules to work through and then I will have completed the course, I am hoping to do this before the end of the School Holidays.
Speaking of injuries, poor Nalani when she was doing running training on Sunday, had a fall and injured her left knee, it is the one that she had surgery on at the end of 2010. It was a bit painful but had no swelling at first but then later in the day it began to swell. She used the RICER principle, which is Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and Referral. She went to physiotherapy on Tuesday afternoon and it was found that she had a knee subluxation, she had to be put in a brace to keep her leg straight and continue with ice, elevation and compression. She has to wear the brace for a week and then it will be heavily taped. She is very fortunate that there has been no ligament damage and she is fit and strong so hopefully it will heal well.
Mum's knee is improving, she has a brace that restricts her movement a little but she is up and about again doing all the housework and taking care of all of us. Hopefully her knee will be repaired enough for her to go to school with me when we go back on 23rd July and also for her to be able to drive the car again.
In Footy Tipping I am still leading by three, Pop got all of them correct last week and he is now catching up on us, I am six ahead of him. He just needs to have another couple of good weeks and he could be in the lead. This week my Tigers are playing the Panthers, I am hoping that they will draw on their inner strength and have a win this week, they are currently sitting just outside the top eight in ninth position.
No matter what hurdle you come across in your life, find the courage to jump it and look beyond and follow a new path that may lead you to your rainbow.