One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley

One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley


When life is looking hopeless, one inspirational letter can change your life forever.

In the summer of 2011, aged only 22, Jodi Ann Bickley contracted a serious brain infection that would change her life forever. Jodi had been performing at Camp Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Returning with pockets full of glitter, she thought the happy memories would last forever. A week later, writhing in pain on the doctor's surgery floor, Jodi found out that she had been bitten by a tick and contracted a serious brain infection.

Learning to write and walk again was just the start of the battle. In the months that followed Jodi struggled with the ups and downs of her health and the impact it had on her loved ones. Some days Jodi found herself wondering whether she could go on. She had two choices: either to give up now or do something meaningful with the time she had been given. Jodi chose the latter.

This is the story how she turned her life around.

A little heads up: This book contains adult themes.

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Why we love One Million Lovely Letters

When BearHugs' Founder, Faye, was very poorly she read this book. It was a huge comfort to read about someone who had had similar experiences and the book really struck a chord with her. One Million Lovely Letters gave Faye that warm, exciting spark feeling in her chest at a time when she wasn’t feeling very sparkly.  Jodi Ann Bickley's warmth and loveliness in spite of chronic illness is still a huge inspiration to Faye.