Monday, 22 February 2016

Voting is Over


I tentatively broached the subject of asking for your help in connection with Encephalitis Awareness, and your responses were heartfelt and filled with kindness - thank you♡
I am delighted to be able to inform you all that My Daddy made by our dear little friend Nicki came 2nd in the film category - it is a wonderful result. There were four categories overall including 'Digital Art', 'Photography', and 'Wild Card'.
Later in the year all of the winners will have the priviledge of seeing their work being displayed for a fortnight in the Education Centre of the Saatchi Gallery, London - a world renowned gallery which has previously hosted work by Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. 


41 comments:

  1. I'm very late here to help but I'm touched by this human story and by the healthy way people try to react. Congrats on being second in the final, it seems so important and so meaningful not only got that girl but for all of us. Together we are stronger!
    Olympia

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    1. Thank you Olympia, I am delighted for Nicki she is a sweet girl, and it will give the family so much pleasure at this very difficult time for them.

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  2. Yay! That sweet child deserves some good news.

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    1. Thank you for your vote, it is great news Janey.

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  3. I am so glad she won! And the Saatchi Gallery: wow!

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    1. It will be very exciting for her to be able to visit her work in the Saatchi Gallery - thank you so much Britta.

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    1. Thank you Debra for answering my plea.

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  5. Thank you for letting us know, Rosemary. I was wondering! I asked some family members to follow the link as well. Second place is fantastic! Your little friend should be very proud of herself, and I'll bet her Mummy and Daddy are thrilled for her.

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    1. Thank you H - I am sure that this has given the whole family a lift.

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  6. I missed you previous post and I am so happy Nicki's touching video did well in the competition.

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  7. That's good to hear as it's a personal encouragement for Nicki and for her family in the awareness campaign. Of course, thinking of them at this difficult time and other sufferers of this distressing disease.

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    1. The Encephalitis Society is very small and based in the north of England, they are endevouring to raise more awareness of this dreadful disease.

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  8. Hello Rosemary,

    I do hope that your friend's condition improves. Also, I am aware that brain conditions are very mysterious, and that people who have difficulty or cannot communicate outwardly, may be more aware and capable internally than it seems. The best course is not to give up, to talk and visit with them, and to show lots of love, which is exactly what his daughter has done.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I know that when he first saw his daughter's film it brought tears to his eyes.
      We know from our own experience that bacteriums, viruses, etc. can randomly strike you down for no apparent reason.

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  9. Wish I could have voted more than once.

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    1. Thank you for the vote you did give Gina - I think that she received over 700.

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  10. Thanks once again for sharing Nicki's story with us, Rosemary.

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    1. Your support was greatly appreciated Wendy

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  11. How wonderful that Nicki's work won a place Rosemary. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to vote and be part of the process. All the best to the family.

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    1. Thank you Patricia - will be exciting for her to go to the Saatchi Gallery later in the year.

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  12. Such excitement for Nicki I'm sure, and it's lovely knowing so many people found her video so touching and voted for her work. It really hit home with me and my family members who also voted.

    Tell Nicki we will be thinking of her and her dear Daddy - and praying for a miracle.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Dear Mary - thank you, and also to those members of your family who also kindly voted.
      I was apprehensive about asking for help but everyone has been so generous, as I mentioned 'bloggers are the best'.

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  13. That is wonderful Niki came second. When I voted I did notice another on the right had a lot more votes, there were more days to go though.

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    1. Dear Margaret - I noticed the other one too, one day Nicki would take the lead and then the other so both appeared to be in the running to win. The other film, that won, was by a young women from Australia.

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  14. Hello dear Rosemary!!
    Gongrats to Nicki!!
    I'm so happy for her!
    Wishing all the best for her dad!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you for helping Dimi - Nicki is delighted and so is her father.

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  15. Nicki was second too when I voted, I'm sorry she didn't win particularly when they were so close. She did so well! Sarah x

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    1. Yes, they kept exchanging the first place each day - the winner was from Australia and when we went to bed she would go into the lead and visa versa. Thank you for voting Sarah.

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  16. That is good news, I'm so happy for the little girl , wishing all the best for her and her family !

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    1. I think that it has given their little family a boost Jane - thank you

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  17. Thanks for this good news. I’m so happy for the girl and her family. Hope her father will get better even little by little.

    Yoko

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    1. There was a lovely item in the local newspaper about her and her father - thank you for helping Yoko.

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  18. I came home to too late to vote, but am delighted that this lovely little film came second.

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    1. She's a lovely girl, and I think that this film helped to put their problems in perspective

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  19. How wonderful for them! thank you for this update.

    I've been to the Saatchi Gallery, I recall. In Sloane Square, right? Lovely area all round, of course.

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