Shoulder to Shoulder to Day – Some Blogging help for a friend.

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I am here to tell you all about some help that we can offer to one of our blogging friends.

As many of you may know, Emma Day, who blogs over at Crazy With Twins has cancer.

They have found a tumor in the left side of her thyroid and it appears that she has been carrying this for several years and it is believed that it may have spread to her blood vessels and left some cancer cells behind after her surgery. This now means that she needs a particularly high dose of internal radiotherapy.

She will need to spend approximately 5 days in isolation where she can touch nothing (anything she does will have to be thrown away).  The worst part is that her body will become radioactive so she cannot go near her husband or her daughter for around 10-16 days and for the twins it will be longer. Around 33 days. Further details can be found in her post here.

So, this is where the blogger community help comes in. Phil over at Fragments from Firefly Phil came up with the suggestion and approached me whereupon we approached Emma.

We would like to set up a blog hop for 33 days called Shoulder to Shoulder to Day. Each day a blogger will head up the blog hop and take the baton from the host from the previous day. You will link your post up in the linky tool and then pass it on. Your post must be something that will cheer Emma up. Some jokes, a happy event, some happy photos or even something that you have read in the news that week that will bring a smile to her face. Phil and I will start it off on 22nd May and finish it on 23rd June.  We would like at least another 32 bloggers involved to help Emma get through what is going to be a very difficult time (if we get many more, it will mean more than one host per day). It will mean we will all have a share in helping her out. There will be a badge that you can use to put on your post (or just copy and paste the picture above). If you are the blog host that day, we would also like you to tweet using #S2S2D.

As well as all this, in order to take part, we would like you to contribute to Emma’s Just Giving page as she will be taking part in the Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK. What a brave, strong lady she is. The link to her page is here.

If you would like to take part then please either comment below with your details or email me: I will then make sure that you are put on a rota to blog host.

P.S. I would also like to organise a special surprise for Emma but can’t tell you on here otherwise she’ll see! Please email me if you are interested in taking part.

This post is linked to Jaime’s Magic Moments over at The Olivers Madhouse as I believe what we are doing will give Emma lots of those!





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  1. December 4, 2013 / 7:28 am

    Every person that comes into your life is someone you contracted with in order to experience
    a lesson or lessons. ” a small piece of the manifestation from what happened on the Pettus Bridge. There are so many things women in our lives take cognizance of that we are not aware of.

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  2. sara carvosso
    May 6, 2013 / 8:47 am

    Hi i would love to help, let me know how to take part! xx
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  3. May 3, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    What a fantastic idea. Sorry for late reply – not had a great week – but would be delighted to help if I can! Let me know x
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  4. Emily
    May 3, 2013 / 6:35 pm

    What an outstanding idea, I’m really sorry to be so late replying but would love to get involved if possible? Xxx

  5. Andrew
    May 1, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    Hi – it looks like I am too late! But if needed, then I am happy to help.

  6. May 1, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    Victoria, what a beautiful idea! My thoughts and prayers to Emma and her family.
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  7. May 1, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Anyway I can help I will. What a wonderful idea for a truly wonderful lady. Xx

  8. May 1, 2013 / 8:26 am

    Would love to help – let me know what I have to do and when. xx
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  9. May 1, 2013 / 12:38 am

    Wonderful idea! I’d love to help and take part! I already started doing a few RT’s and placements and have contributed to Emma’s just giving page! So you can definitely count me in!!
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  10. Lorraine
    April 30, 2013 / 9:22 pm

    Yes of course – wonderful, wonderful idea. Both the blog hop and the other surprise. You have my email xx

  11. Becky @ lakes single mum
    April 30, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    I am up for this!

  12. April 30, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    Hi V, I’d love to take part, this is SUCH a brilliant idea! well done you! I’m probably too late though, as I see you’ve had a load of responses already. Just let me know, I’m thinking about what I would write…..

  13. April 30, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    This is a wonderful idea. A great way to pull people together and support Emma through such a difficult time. I can’t even imagine what she must be going through. Brave lady indeed. Definitely count me in (as long as I can host on a account?? May need help with that! ) xxxx
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  14. April 30, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    I’d love to do something – I haven’t mastered hosting things or anything like that, but would be a great reason to learn. I think this is a fab idea xx
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  15. April 30, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    Delighted to help. Will add the blog hop and join with a happy post I hope! wait to hear from you with my codes and dates and how to join the surprise x Well done for organising!
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  16. April 30, 2013 / 7:47 am

    Hello,have only just got back from my holiday and seen this…of course I would love to support! Hopefully am not too late x
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  17. Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    April 29, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    What a lovely, lovely idea! Would love to get involved and help out. Would definitely need help on the techie side of things πŸ™‚

  18. Emma
    April 29, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    I’m a complete techy twit Vic (I think you know that already), but have got a new computer now so hoping that with your help, I too, can be involved to support this lady in her fight against the big ‘C’.
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  19. April 29, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    I’d love to help in anyway I can, not sure how but will try to blog hop and post something cheerful! Definitely thinking of Emma and family at the difficult time, Bee x
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  20. April 29, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    I think this is just the loveliest idea! I would love to join in, dates aren’t an issue for me, but you may have to guide me through the technicalities!!

    I hope it puts a smile on her face during such a truly awful time.

    Kate xx
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  21. April 29, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    I don’t fully understand all the blog hopping stuff etc yet, but if someone’s willing to help me then I will obviously help. I think she is so brave and Cancer Research is a charity that I’ve often raised money for as it means a lot to me to try and help provide funds to get rid of this terrible illness.
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  22. Cathie B
    April 29, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    Not sure my site would be able to host much as I would love to – TOLD you it was simplesite for a reason!!!!! But I will read, support, RT, anything to help..

    Some one very close has just had this treatment and has just been given the absolute all clear; it’s a treatment which has its major restrictions but is VERY effective.

    For personal reasons I would like to lend my support to anyone having to not see their kids for this amount of time, so if I can do anything…………


  23. Karen Marquick
    April 29, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    I cant commit to hosting a blog hop due to impending homelessness but I will read comment and support as and when I can. Coincidentally I also voted for the lovely Emma in the BiBs today. πŸ˜‰ x
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  24. April 29, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    What a truly fantastic idea. Count me in, I’d love to help πŸ™‚

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you Sarah πŸ™‚ x

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you so much lovely. Happy to help with the techie side, no worries xx

  25. Mum of one
    April 29, 2013 / 3:14 pm

    I would love to help in any way I can x

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you so much xx

  26. April 29, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    I would really love to be involved. What a wonderful idea. Please count me in. x

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:43 pm

      No problem at all Sam xx

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:43 pm

      Thanks Kara πŸ™‚ x

  27. April 29, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    Count me in and what an wonderful thing to do. This treatments seems so harsh but obviously this is the terrible nature of cancer and we must all stand together against it.I can also be very funny sometimes. xx
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    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:43 pm

      Brilliant, thanks Sarah xx

  28. April 29, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    Count me in and what an wonderful thing to do. This treatments seems so harsh but obviously this is the terrible nature of cancer and we must all stand together against it.I can also be very funny sometimes. xx
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  29. April 29, 2013 / 12:02 pm

    My heart goes out to Emma and her family and if this can help in any way then I’m in. I’d have to do it after June 7th as I have a few trips coming up.
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    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:44 pm

      Thanks Gretta, will bear your date in mind when doing the rota πŸ™‚ x

  30. April 29, 2013 / 11:55 am

    I’m gutted for her. My Dad had the exact same treatment, and he felt so lonely in hospital. He was allowed to be around my Mum when he came out, but I couldn’t see him at all, because I was pregnant πŸ™ I’m wishing Emma lots of love and luck x

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:45 pm

      It’s really helpful to know other people who have been through this. I hope your Dad is OK now Helen? x

  31. April 29, 2013 / 11:09 am

    I’d like to take part, been following Emma for a while, on Twitter and her blog. She’s amazing and if we can do anything to help during her treatment, I think we should! What a lovely idea!

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks Karen πŸ™‚ x

  32. Mandi Morrison
    April 29, 2013 / 10:54 am

    Count me in, although not too near the beginning, so I can see how it works first!!
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    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:45 pm

      No problem Mandi, will bear that in mind πŸ™‚ xx

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks lovely, a star as always xx

  33. April 29, 2013 / 10:03 am

    count me in! I’m available from 27 may. xx
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    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks Judith, will take that into account on the rota πŸ™‚ x

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks Jen πŸ™‚ x

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

  34. Nichola Fabfortymum
    April 29, 2013 / 9:33 am

    I would be delighted to take part, it’s a great idea. I’ll be away from 27th – 3rd with probably only limited internet access, but any time before or after would be great xxx
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    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks Nichola, will bear your dates in mind for the rota xx

  35. kay wilkinson
    April 29, 2013 / 9:13 am

    I’m in! Just let me know when. I hadn’t heard about this, poor love. :O( Hugs and support sent over the tinternet from the Bedlam household x
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    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks Kay πŸ™‚ xx

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks Leyla πŸ™‚ x

  36. April 29, 2013 / 7:38 am

    I’m in! Please also keep me posted re: other surprise πŸ™‚ x

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:49 pm

      Will do, thanks Suzanne πŸ™‚ xx

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks Jeannette, will do πŸ™‚ x

  37. April 29, 2013 / 7:07 am

    I’m not sure if my other comment got through as it’s not showing, but just to say I’d love to be involved as it’s a subject very close to my heart so please count me in. And sending lovely Emma and her family a huge healing hug. Stay strong xx

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks Charlie, will count you in πŸ™‚ xx

  38. April 29, 2013 / 7:01 am

    Morning Vicky. What a lovely idea for Emma. It’s a subject very close to my heart so I’d love to be involved. I’ll email you to find out more and I’m sending you and your family an enormous healing hug Emma. Stay strong xx

  39. April 29, 2013 / 6:54 am

    Count me in. This is a wonderful idea, but i am ashamed to say that I have never hosted a blog hop because I am so tech-thick I don’t know how to insert a linky to my blog so may need some help! Otherwise I am all up for doing this. Xx
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    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:50 pm

      You’ll be fine Zaz, I can help you :), thank you xx

  40. April 29, 2013 / 6:43 am

    What a beautiful idea. I’m in! Could I do around 10th June please? I have a lot on earlier and later during that time period and want to do a decent job of it. Have already donated to Emma’s Race for Life and am supporting her by running at the same event. X
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    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:51 pm

      No problem at all Sarah :), thank you xx

  41. April 29, 2013 / 6:11 am

    What a lovely and fabulous idea. I’d love to help and take part.

    • Victoria
      April 29, 2013 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks Emily πŸ™‚ xx

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