Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Anthony Nolan !.Born 2nd December 1972,Adelaide,Australia

Well, having discovered that this little guy, who's existence on in world proved to be a catalyst for forming the Anthony Nolan Trust, is not,it seems,recorded in any online lists of "Famous and historic birthdays", i decided to mention it on my blog to make up for this.

Strange though, how people who sing,write songs or play sport seem to be held in such high public esteem and regard, and yet a small boy who suffered such terrible hardship, yet gave his mother the inspiration to form the worlds first international bone marrow donor register, is, for reasons best known to themselves,ommited from these "lists of famouspeople".

I appreciate that we live in a world that is obsessed with celebrity these days,you only have to switch on the TV to view masses of programmes with the word "celebrity" in their title, but isn't it only fair that we give recognition and due respect to those folk who may not be constantly in the public eye,but who have made a major impact none the less ?

Hopefully one of these "who was born on this day" sites will find this blog entry and amend their records,you never know :-).

Happy Birthday Anthony :-)

Friday, November 6, 2009

An update.

A lot of my previous research has been documented on my other blog named .To see these entries,please follow this link by clicking HERE.

Hi. Welcome to my new blog !

After finding myself embroiled in the search for info about Shirley Nolan in my Scirocco 2 Morocco blog i decided that the project required the creation of a new one that is dedicated to this subject.

So welcome to my "Saving Shirley Nolan" blog, so called because it is my aim to preserve the story about the origins of the Anthony Nolan Trust,the fight to save Anthony Nolan, and the story of how an ordinary lady from Leeds fought the system that effectively condemned her son to die, and established the worlds first bone marrow register which has since saved thousands of peoples lives around the world.