August 17, 2009
Not All Twitterers Are Twits
The IT Crowd creator twits to "help stop rightwingers in the US slagging off the NHS":
The campaign has drawn acknowledgement from Gordon Brown, who tweeted that the "NHS often makes the difference between pain and comfort, despair and hope, life and death", his wife Sarah Brown, and a host of comedians including Stephen Fry and Dara O'Briain.Definitely delightful Graham. Well done.
But the most heartwarming messages of support - posted with the #welovetheNHS hashtag that allows the website to group the posts together - have come from members of the general public.
Bigtitch wrote: "Neighbour - got cancer - radiotherapy, home visits, nurses, dietitians, physios - 3 years later still alive and not bankrupt" while Harriet Crosse posted: "Scary operation in middle of dissertation year at uni. Away from home/family. Nurses amazing. So kind. I’ll never forget". Yorkshire Len’s experience of the service was simply: "Time from mother being diagnosed with breast cancer to successful removal of tumour - 5 days."