John’s Story

The handsome dude in this photo (see arrow) is my nephew John. This strapping lad is 24 but at the age of 12 was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This of course came as a real shock to the family, and John who was only just reaching his teenage years.

However, he put it to good use and became an ambassador for young MS sufferers.

He has also just been chosen by the MS Society to compete in the London Marathon on their behalf.

He tells it better in his own words.

To help him in his challenge, I have decided to donate all the proceeds from the sale of my most popular pattern the Beach Walk blanket during the month of January, to the MS Society on behalf of John.

If you have been thinking about purchasing it, now is the time to do it.

Here is the link to the pattern in my Etsy Shop.


Thank you so much xxx

UPDATE January 31st – Thanks to everyone who purchased the pattern between 7th and 31st, I have been able to donate a whopping £921 to John’s GoFundMe account for the MS Society. It’s over to him now, to get in training for the Marathon in October.

Both John and his Mum (my little sister) are blown away by your kindness and pass on their heartfelt thanks. xx

2 thoughts on “John’s Story

  1. What an inspirational young chap, I wish him all the best with his marathon challenge.
    We downsized and retired to a small flat at the seaside last October, so I’m purchasing your lovely pattern now. Guess what my lockdown challenge will be!
    Thank you and good luck to your lovely nephew John

    Karen x

  2. I’m with John – those too are my favourite words. Never let a diagnosis define you. Power of positivity in both body and mind is key

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