Hello! My name is Elliot Deady, I’m 16 and I’m from Essex.
Teens Unite came in to my life about 4 years ago when I was having a bone marrow transplant for a rare blood disorder called aplastic anaemia – which is similar to leukaemia. My first teens day was one of their Christmas parties and on that day I got to meet so many amazing young people who were in a similar situation to myself which really helped me as I began to realise that I wasn’t alone.
Fortunately, my consultants were able to confirm that my transplant had cured my condition in 2013 and since then I’ve been doing everything I can to help Teens Unite be able to help more teenagers like me. In July 2013 I ran the British 10k London Run for Teens Unite which is something I’d never have even imagined doing a few years ago! Last year I helped to organise the Purple Tie Dinner and Dance with a group of other teens which was a really great experience, which is why I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to help organise the upcoming Mad Hatters Teens Party!
I’ve really enjoyed being part of the event committee again to organise the Mad Hatters Teens Party on 14th May and I’m hoping that the event is a great success. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone there!