I just want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for coming along this evening.
It is so touching to see so many people here to celebrate the launch of Cast Life and Spica Warrior.
Of course, one very special person isn’t here, Lucas. I expect he is at home playing on the iPad telling the baby sitter that mummy said he didn’t have to go to bed until she got home and he could eat his weight in Halloween sweets.
No parent ever expects to be told that their child has a chronic illness but this happened to us when Lucas was just four months old. It seems somewhat surreal that something that has challenged our family so much and put my son through more pain than any child should endure actually allowed me to fulfil my life long ambition of writing a book.
As Lucas faces yet more surgery this week followed by weeks, if not months of recovery, I thank my darling boy for being so inspiring and one day I hope he will be proud to know that he inspired me to help others around the world dealing with their DDH journey.
We didn’t choose DDH but we are choosing healthy hips not only for our son but for all the children out there battling with appointments, casts, operations and pain. We want to empower them and their parents and show them that there is life after casts.
Please enjoy this evening and thank you for all your support.