You all know by now that I’m a Social Media junkie. Any of you who follow me on Twitter or have “liked” our Facebook Page know that I love Social Media and am a firm believer in the power of this amazing technology. I have always said it is great for business but haven’t really talked much about how amazing it can be in a personal aspect…until now.
As the parent of special needs children, I can’t image what Alice Pyne’s parents are dealing with. Knowing that your child only has a short time to live has to be the hardest thing anyone could face. The bravery and amazing spirit of this little girl however has begun a viral movement across the world for bone marrow donations and by starting a simple blog to keep in touch with friends and family, her dreams are now coming true.
In case you haven’t heard Alice’s story, here is an article that appeared on the “Today Show Blog”. The author, Rosa Golijan, did a beautiful job telling this story and I couldn’t begin to do it better so I will simply share her’s with you:
“Alice Pyne, a 15-year-old with terminal cancer, recently made a simple blog on which she wanted to document how precious the time she has with her family and friends is. She called it “Alice’s Bucket List” and included notes on the things she hoped she could do before her illness got the better of her.
The British girl’s first blog post was on June 6, 2011. Three days later, the entire Internet is cheering her on, donating to the causes she supports and helping her check off as many of her bucket list items as possible.
It’s difficult to track down exactly how Alice’s list went viral, but we do know that John Woodcock, a member of the British Parliament, raised awareness of her plight during a meeting with the Prime Minister on Wednesday. We also know that musician Katy Perry and many other celebrities posted about Alice on Twitter over course of the last few days.”
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