Blogging is usually a fairly self-serving pursuit but not always. Recently it’s been used to highlight the lack of food situation in Niger. There’s other ways that blogging and social media and I’m hoping that in some small way this will help One Direction take notice of Ivy (pictured above).
Ivy is a little girl who unfortunately spends far too much of her time in hospital due to an immune deficiency. I first heard about Ivy, and keep up with her progress to date, because of her mum, Tiff, who blogs at Three Ring Circus.
I also follow Tiff on Twitter and recently started reading some tweets with the hashtag #OneDirection4Ivy.
It turns out that this famous band – One Direction – are in Australia. I’d never heard of them before this but obviously I’m not their demographic. But Ivy and her sisters are.
They’d all had tickets to go and see them but because Ivy’s back in hospital again (for six weeks this time), none of them can go. One of Ivy’s sister’s started up the #OneDirection4Ivy on Twitter to try and get One Direction’s attention.
Some acknowledgement from her favourite – Louis Tomlinson – would be great, but wouldn’t it be better if they could take some time out of their schedule to see her? Perhaps before the concert tomorrow night? Hmm? And Louis – Ivy’s drawn a picture of you and everything. She would love it if you could autograph it for her!
You can help by using the hashtag #OneDirection4Ivy on Twitter. Let’s see how this goes.