Wednesday 20 January 2016

My Dad... My Hero!!!!!

Hi Everyone,
I dropped by to show you a card for a VIP today. My Dad!!! 
This card sums my Dad up in one!!! 
Here is a wee bit about the last year. I usually don't post much about private things but I am so proud of what Dads done I want to let the world know!!! 
The last year has been ever so tough for Dad, Mum and our Family as last March Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Prostate Cancer. 
Due to the nature and metastases of his cancer he cant get it removed or have radiotherapy. He is being treated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy every 4 months (a jab in the bum) which at this stage is working very well in helping keep the cancer shrunk and has stopped it from spreading further.  He gets 4 monthly bloods done and also visits his oncologist then too. 

We as a family have had a great amount of support from the Local Maggie's Centre in Dundee. Dad goes to a monthly Male Cancer Meetings and Mum has done a Mindfulness Course and they both go up lots for support, cuppas and cakes!!!! 

So Dad decided he would like to give something back!!! 

He thought about it and at his local Kirk (St Andrews Arbroath)where he is an elder he decided to do a sponsored Kilt Sunday!!! There was a brilliant turnout of kilts and folks with Tartan Trews, hats and scarfs and lots of sponsorship. 
He also did a Tartan Quiz too with cryptic answers. (Im sure Mum and I had a few sleepless nights trying to help him think up clues for that!!!) 
Roll onto today!!!! 
 (Left to Right.  Lena Whyte, Mum,Valerie Busher (Maggies Centre) Ross Niven (Maggies Centre)   Lady Fiona Fraser (Dundee Cancer Research Centre.) Bill Low, Mary Nicol and Margaret Low. Dad is at the Front in his Kilt) 
He, Mum and some of his Kirk Friends who had got involved as well went up to Maggies and presented them and the  The Dundee Cancer Research Centre with £900.00 each!!! Amazing!!! £1800 in total was raised. Im so proud to think that with something so horrible going on that my Papa Bear would not think of himself but others. Its the type of person he is. Always puts others before himself. 
My Papa Bear and Me on Christmas Day 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers From Tesco Paper Pack
Sentiment Inky Impressions
Ribbon and Button from stash. 

I have made the ribbon on the card a Prostate Cancer one.  Its a very common cancer and even as we speak there are new treatments being researched and approved so we hope the future is going to be ok. 

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Fab and Funky - Buttons and or bows.
Crafty Catz - Word Art.


Janice said...

A gorgeous card Hazel and a huge well done to your Dad for keeping smiling throughout an incredibly tough year. And well done to all those involved in his kilted fund raiser and quiz, they made an incredible amount of money and for that they should be most proud. Fingers crossed that cancer cures are ever nearer, Jx

mixamatoasties said...

Love your card Hazel. Agree completely with the sentiment! And your Dad is doing amazing work, well done to him.

Susan xx

Carole said...

A fab card with a beautiful sentiment.
A big well done to your Dad in raising a large amount of money.
Big hugs to you all
Carole x

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, wonderful sentiment. Well done your Dad and all his family and friends for raising a fabulous amount of money for others. No wonder you are so proud of him. Hope his treatment keeps working and that he keeps well.

Pat xx

Buffy said...

Beautiful card. Masculine and yet gentle, love it. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
Buffy x

Unknown said...

Well done your dad!! x

Sue B said...

Aww Hazel what a wonderful post…. I have tears in my eyes… it's true…. your dad is such a hero!! this last year must have been so difficult for you all…. in fact… I think you are all heroes!!
Wow! £1,800 is an awesome amount raised… well done Papa Bear!!!
I love the wonderful photo of you both.
Hope all goes well for your dad this year… so pleased that the therapy is working well for him.
Sending much love
Sue B xxx

NickScrapShack said...

I loved to read this post and your card is wonderful! I hope he loves it!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz Challenges this week. Good luck!

Stefi said...

Great sentence! And your father looks great! Anyway, I read it to my father! I wish you success! Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
Stefi DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hazel, your card is fabulous and the reason behind it even more so! My BIL also battled this cancer and won! Hoping and praying your papa can beat this too. What a wonderful positive attitude he has. Amazing and wonderful fundraiser too. Hugs, Wends x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Woops, popping back with my DT hat on. Was so caught up in the beauty and heartbreak of this story, totally forgot to thank you for joining in with the Fab 'n' Funky crew this week with your gorgeous card. Perfect for our 'Buttons & Bows' challenge. Thanks for joining the fun with us Hazel and come back again soon! Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Engelchen said...

A very nice card.
Thank you so much for joining us at the crazy challenge.
greetings Geesje