It is with the greatest sadness to have heard of the news of two year old Margot Martini’s passing. Margot had been diagnosed with two forms of Leukaemia and had undergone a bone marrow transplant in February. I never had the opportunity to meet Margot or her parents but Cocoaonthegogo was 100% Team Margot.
I remember meeting up with The Free Help Guy and a group of wonderful people waiting for instructions for the first ever Help Mob. We were handed flyers and told to make noise, advocate, and most importantly get people over to participate in a nearby donor drive. I looked down at my flyer to see the sweetest face, a baby girl that reminded me so much of my little NuNu, smiling, all the while fighting for her life. I was proud to take part and even more excited to learn that shortly after a donor was found.
This event was the subject of one of my early blog posts but without a doubt the most meaningful. In just a few short hours I learned the depths of what parents would do for their children as I saw hundreds of people rallying to find a donor. Margot’s parents, Vicki and Yaser, made countless appeals, inspiring tens of thousands of people to register as potential stem cell donors. Margot passed away peacefully at home surronded by her loved ones.
Heaven has gained an angel. Many blessings to her family.
If you would like to register and become a donor or for more information on how you can help save a life go to www.deletebloodcancer.org.uk.
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