Dearest Evie,

I know that you can’t read this right now, but one day when you’re better you’ll be able to look back and see how far you’ve come.  You know how much I love talking, well I enjoy writing just as much.  I have decided to document your recovery because I want the world to know how brave you are, so that they can support you on your journey.  There may be other children like you with families that are in the grips of despair and by reading about you, it may just help them get through the day.  You, dear Evie, are so special and everyone around you, who knows you, is rooting for you.  We are all part of #teamevie now and so our journey begins.

Lots and lots of love,

Auntie Diane xxx


I’m a Mummy and an Auntie, although I love my nieces and nephew as if they were my own.  So I guess you could say, Auntie by name but mummy in nature.  Evie is my sister’s daughter and she has always been such a happy, cheeky and fun-loving girl with an inquisitive mind, who adores her family and wants to be “just like mummy”.  Last week Evie was admitted to hospital after collasping.  The days have been a blur.  It’s been a living hell.  We still don’t have answers as to why.  We don’t know if we ever will.  But this is a heartfelt blog which will follow Evie’s recovery from a childhood stroke from my point of view.

Get the tissues ready…you have been warned!



A family friend has kindly created a Justgiving page in support of Evie.  If you would like to support my beautiful niece please visit this page: