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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 08:00
Kenyan tea growers Paul Tiony (left) and Wilson Tuwei, who head Sireet OEP. Sireet tea is used in more than 40 blends, widely available in the UK.

Fairtrade Fortnight – the annual event to promote Fairtrade products – is now on in Exmouth. It runs until Sunday, March 8, and includes discounts in some shops and a visit from a Kenyan tea grower. Samples of Fairtrade products will also be in the town centre later in March.

Read more
Mon, 17:18

Honiton Under-11s were involved in a round-robin festival at Sidmouth, writes Luke Owen.

Read more
Mon, 14:38
Tont Pinder in cross country action

Axe Valley Community College student Tony Pinder has been selected to represent Devon at the National round of the Schools Cross Country competition.

Read more
Thursday, February 19, 2015
East Devon Grecians - supporters of Exeter City AFC

With last week’s away trip to Portsmouth, and the anticipation of this Saturday’s home game against local rivals Plymouth Argyle, the football fixture list couldn’t really get much better for Exeter City fans, writes Gareth Hughes.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder