This feedback is incredible I grin.
As two bereaved Mums, Julie and Josie are reviewing the comments made by Nurses, Medical Consultants and charity workers who have attended one of their workshops.
They developed their interactive workshops to provide insight into the challenges facing families caring for children born with incurable medical conditions.
It is clear from the feedback that the workshops are beneficial to anyone working with children with life shortening conditions; professional or otherwise:
My practice will change
These terms jump from the many pages.
This feedback is profound I tell her. Every lecturer aspires to have such an impact when delivering a workshop.
I am not surprised as over the last four years of friendship with Julie, I have been inspired by her drive to let her girls lead the way...
Julie and Josie have taken a leap into the unknown, tamed their tigers of fear and nervousness, swept aside their lack of previous healthcare work.
They are experts by experience. They devoted the short time their children were by their sides to their care. They have been on the other side. Been in receipt of devastating news, however it was delivered. Been in the middle of the most challenging caring role anyone of us could ever imagine. Mixed into their deep pools of experience are examples of good and not so good practice.
But most importantly of all, in their workshops they create a safe space for professionals to ask them, as bereaved parents, questions no one else in their world can answer with such honesty and integrity.
So forgive me if I gush and glow with pride when you ask how my friend Julie is...
You can read more and even purchase a copy of the books they have contributed to on their fabulous website Together We Matter
Furthermore... Julie has recently been nominated as one of the Top 100 Women of the West 2019 (of the UK) so I unashamedly ask you to click here and vote for Julie Kembrey a lady I am proud to call my friend.