Saturday, 4 January 2014
Vote for Becki McGuinness' blog - 'Coping With The Big C'
Last year I was approached by Becki McGuinness to produce an illustration for her book, Coping With The Big C, which is a collection of poems written by cancer fighters, survivors, and those who support them.
Although having been diagnosed with osteosarcoma (an aggressive bone cancer) at an early age, Becki did not allow the disease to hold her back, or define her. She has been involved with the Princes Trust, performed at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, written articles, and works with various charities. But to find out more about this amazing young woman, what she's been through, and what she's currently up to check out Becki's blog (www.copingwiththebigc.blogspot.com) or follow her on Twitter. And if you'd like to help Becki further her message then please vote for her blog at this link to the UK Blog Awards.
The brief that Becki set for the illustration was pretty specific. And from the drawing that I produced you can see that, even with all the horrendous things Becki has had to go through, she still has a pretty wicked sense of humour.