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Transplant survivor Kirstie is aiming to give back

09:57 19 November 2013

Kirstie Tancock from Honiton who has had two double lung transplants with her boxes of

Kirstie Tancock from Honiton who has had two double lung transplants with her boxes of 'hospital 'survival kits' she has been collecting to give to select patients for Christmas. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 8404-45-13AW

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Hospital survival packs have been created to bring smiles to those suffering in hospitals.

People suffering in hospitals could receive a welcome lift thanks to a selfless act of charity being carried out by a double lung transplant survivor.

Kirstie Tancock, 24, of Honiton, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth, and has been in the public eye after her incredible fight saw her overcome two double lung transplants in just two years.

Now, she wants to give back and has created the concept of the hospital survival packs, filled with goodies which she hopes will be used to ‘relax and pamper’.

“The idea of these packages is to brighten the dark boring day in hospital,” Kirstie said. “I want the people using them to be relaxed by them and pamper themselves when they aren’t feeling their best.”

Ten packs have been created by Kirstie, who is also an advocate of national transplant charity, Live Life Then Give Life.

“The idea stemmed from a close friend of mine, who gave me a small box of things aimed at making me feel better when I was in hospital,” Kirstie said. “It wasn’t full of luxury items - just things like headbands and items that I could use to make myself feel better when I was feeling down.

“It was through her kindness that I got the idea to create these packs, and give something back to those people who are suffering from a chronic or terminal illness.”

Kirstie is asking people to nominate a person who they think deserve a pack, and the successful candidates will be picked on Sunday, December 1.

To nominate a person, email her on kirstietancock@icloud.com.

Kirstie has also blogged her transplant journey, which can be read at www.kirstie-2ndchanceatlife.blogspot.co.uk.

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