Let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah Gaffney.
I like to joke that I am currently being inconvenienced by a brain tumour and most of the time, that's what it is - a life made, at least slightly different by my diagnosis in October 2016.
I was 29 when the T-bomb was dropped. I loved cats, travelling and was a self-confessed workaholic studying for an MBA. I spent far too much time and money in Zara, and had loads of plans for the future.
I'm still most of the above, but now also know a thing or two about learning to walk again (still a work in progress) and have some impressive scars.
I started this blog in January 2017, aiming to prove that there is still plenty of life to be had with a brain tumour and to share my experiences with others - not just the brain tumour related - but my loves - styling, clothes and skincare.
The posts liked below will help you get up to speed and all blog posts can be found on the main Blog page.
You can find me on Instagram sharing what I'm wearing, eating and putting on my face - such important stuff!!!
Thanks to my brain tumour (I say take small victories where you can get them), I've had time to rediscover painting over the last few months. Some of my work is on the Art Work page of this site.
Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research
Since being treated for a brain tumour, I've been trying to do my bit to raise money for Brain Tumour Research and the vital work they do. I will update this section as more things happen.
Wear A Hat Day 2017
The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) Greater Manchester held a bake-off worthy bake sale and a 'most creative hat' competition as part of Wear A Hat Day 2017 raising almost £300 in the process.
Across The Pennines various teams working at Sheffield City Council (including the 0-25 SEND and Children with Disabilities Team and the Children, Young People and Families Portfolio) held a bake sale and Easter egg raffle which were widely supported along with the wearing and throwing of hats!! Over £200 was raised.
During March and April 2017 a total of £1,431.00 was raised via Just Giving and the two events held were part of this. I am hopeful that this is just the start of some great fundraising activities to come!!