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David Ireland, chief executive of the hospice, said: “Francis House had struggled to meet its running costs for many years; Kirsty’s fundraising changed that and gave us a measure of security that allowed us to expand and develop our service.
“Hundreds of children, young people and their families owe a tremendous debt to the young lady whose face made Francis House a household name.”
Her fundraising efforts won the support of prime ministers, pop stars and Hollywood actors as she continued to defy medical odds.
She also overcame her illness to study childcare at college, wanting to pursue a career as a teacher for children with special needs, before she died just a month after her 20th birthday.
In an interview recorded with the BBC two years ago she said she enjoyed going to the cinema and "being on the phone pretty much all the time".
David Ireland, chief executive of Francis House said Kirsty's fundraising "gave us a measure of security that allowed us to expand and develop our service".
originally posted by: paraphi
I have just read about this.
For people to devote their lives to charity and for the wellness of others is commendable. The fact that her life was short and difficult must not distract from her achievements and drive.
We can all learn something from people like this.