Dottie's Wish - Dottie's Special Sleep Over
Dottie was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in May of 2014. She is a positive and happy lady and her diagnosis was a shock to her and to her family and friends. She absolutely loves life and her adoring sister Sandy nominated her for a wish to have a sleep over with 14 of her favourite family members and friends. The Orange Pigeon worked very closely with Sandy in achieving this. The Orange Pigeon organised them to have their sleep over at the luxurious Q1 Resort and Spa Apartments on the Gold Coast with yummy Mondo Pizza & Pasta Bar (who were so helpful) for dinner. Sandy said “What a significant effect it can have to all involved with making memories, celebrations, healing and also grieving - we shared so much love and laughter.”
Sandy had also organised a Stretch Pink Hummer through Key To The Coast Hummer services, but Dottie was not feeling well enough to participate. The Key to The Coast were extremely compassionate and understanding with this.
From Sandy - Dottie's sister
The morning of our special weekend Dottie again was taken by ambulance to hospital with chronic vomiting and migraine. Talk about emotional roller coaster!! The Key To The Coast (pink hummer company) were just amazing only ever showed compassion. They even assured me that to let Dottie know that they would take very good care getting her into the Hummer, as this was a concern that she could not be able to get in. Susan kept setting my mind at east that the driver was very strong and a big man. They are
just beautiful too. So wonderful to work with caring and understanding people. Dottie asked to be discharged once the vomiting stopped and migraine subsided. Arriving the next day, she is one tough lady!!!
It was just incredible staying at the Q1, which The Orange Pigeon organised, with views over Surfers Paradise and the beautiful Ocean. I just can't put into words how wonderful it was for not only Dottie, but her daughters, granddaughters, sisters, my daughter and granddaughter. We all called it the beautiful house in the sky.... Heaven on earth!! Watching the sun rise up on a new day and singing to Dottie “You are my sunshine, my only Sunshine” I send that text every morning, so it was special to sing it to her snuggled up next to her in bed.
We will never ever forget that 24 hours, it was amazing and full of laughter and yummy food provided by The Orange Pigeon!! We didn't get to ride in the Stretch hot pink Hummer, but I am determined to make it happen somehow, with the assistance of Susan from Key to The Coast.
With love and gratitude to Jenny and The Orange Pigeon Inc. & Susan, Gareth and Frank from Key to The Coast Hot Pink Stretch Hummer.