Lots of people want to sell a health story – not always for money, but often to raise awareness of a rare condition, disease or treatment option. Speaking about a condition that has affected you, or your family, is also a great way to publicise a charity that has been on hand to provide support. At Sell My Story our writers are always sensitive and understanding, so the intimate details of your health issues will only be portrayed exactly as you want them to be. Below, you can read some of the health features we’ve recently had published.
I DENIED MY GIRL LIFE-SAVING SURGERY
April, 28, was devastated when her daughter Ava was born with an extremely rare heart condition. She was told that without life-saving heart surgery, Ava, now seven, could drop dead at any moment – but the operation is so risky it could kill her. April made the agonising decision not to put Ava through the dangerous surgery but now lives in fear that her girl’s every breath will be her last. We sold her story to Woman’s Own and Pick Me Up, with further media opportunities in the pipeline too.
BIRTHMARK MUM: “MY GIRL’S STILL BEAUTIFUL”
Tove-Lise, 38, was delighted when her daughter Chloe was born but within days a strange mark had started to appear on her head. Soon, the mark on little Chloe’s head had grown so big, bulbous and red that strangers in the street accused Tove-Lise of harming her daughter. But Tove-Lise refused to hide her girl away, insisting she was gorgeous just as she was – and the birthmark disappeared in time, leaving just a tiny scar. We sold her story to Chat magazine.
LAST LAUGH: DOCS FIXED BABY’S CLOWN NOSE
Beccy’s daughter Lizzie, now three, was born with a small pink birthmark on her nose which soon grew into a red, bulbous “clown nose.” Medication couldn’t make the birthmark disappear and Beccy, 43, was almost reduced to tears by cruel comments from strangers. Lizzie had an operation in February to remove her “clown nose” and the swelling has dramatically reduced in time for her to start school. She told her story in Love It magazine.
Caroline’s son Matthew, 8, had open heart surgery at 4 months old, due to Down’s Syndrome. Despite just a 20% chance of survival he pulled through. After a second op at six, the family decided to give something back to Great Ormond Street Hospital… so took inspiration from Matthew’s cuddly nature. Caroline, 48, helped as Matthew was sponsored to hug nearly 300 people in one day — including every single person in his school. We sold her story to Chat magazine.
Mum-of-two and aspiring model Caris, 21, felt her world cave in when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January. But determined not to let it beat her the stunner took to Facebook to document every stage of her brave battle. Now Caris posts photos of herself having chemo online and gets support – and even advice on wigs – from all her Facebook friends. We sold her story to Chat magazine.
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