So I was at the mall the other day and I stopped into the Hallmark store and was looking around, because I love their stuff there. If I had a house big enough I would have everything. Anyway I noticed when I was looking at the Christmas Cards, UNICEF is selling cards, and when you buy them , each box donates something different for the kids. The 2 boxes I bought supports sixty-four kids with Vitamin A for a year, for their eyes, and the other one supports fifteen kids with Oral Dehydration for a Year. Each box has 20 Cards in it.
So as I was leaving to go home I had this idea, where I wanted to see if people would like to support a stamp for the cards and a little extra and I was going to send them to the kids at St. Jude’s Hospital. Now if anyone who does, I will put their name and business on the card that they support, and / or whatever info you want on there, and then what ever extra money I get will be put into a money order for the hospital.
So far I have Sporstcare who donated for a stamp and gave a little extra. Next week, I will be seeing Hess, and 2 local pizza places by me that are willing to donate for this cause. If anyone is interested in helping out, please let me know by text messaging me @ 914-316-1953, This is the location of where I live.
The table will show how much I have collected and the cards will be mailed by December 15th the latest , this will be updated. See more for who was patient of the month at St. Jude’s Hospital.
Update on donations, due to Hurricane Sandy I did manage to raise 48$ for St Jude’s and 7 cards for UNICEF were mailed out for them and the rest for Christmas Cards
|Sportscare – 2.00 Hess Express– 5.00 Ann M – 5.00 Amanda B – 6.00
|Sandy and Ryan – 10.00 Dominic- Three Boys Pizza – 20.00
Patient of the Month
11 years old
Maddie was found to suffer from acute myeloid leukemia in December 2010.
Maddie loves to play softball. In summer 2010, she competed with her team, the Dixie Darlings, in the World Series Softball Championship. During the tournament, the temperature hovered near 100 degrees. The girls played at least two games a day. “Maddie was going nonstop,” said her mother. “She never complained, she never said she was tired.” Teams from all over the world participated in the event, and Maddie’s team placed third. It was an amazing feat for Maddie and her team.
Then, just five months later, Maddie’s family learned she suffered from acute myeloid leukemia. Her family was devastated. “We were so scared,” said Maddie’s mom. “I kept thinking, no, not my child.” They turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Maddie’s treatment and care.
At St. Jude, Maddie underwent radiation and chemotherapy, followed by a bone marrow transplant using an unrelated donor. To her family’s relief, Maddie’s cancer went into remission. Maddie dreamed of returning to the softball field that summer.
But when routine tests revealed the cancer had returned, Maddie was once again sidelined. Her continuing treatment at St. Jude included chemotherapy and a second bone marrow transplant in September 2011. Her dad served as her donor. Maddie’s cancer went back into remission, where it remains today.
“I think it would have been so much harder for Maddie if she had not been so athletic,” said her mom. “She’s so positive about everything, she’s so strong.”
Maddie now returns to St. Jude for regular checkups. But more importantly, Maddie has also returned to the softball field. Her goals are lofty: She hopes to play collegiate softball. Thanks to St. Jude, Maddie’s family has no doubt she’ll meet her goal. “St. Jude is a wonderful place,” said her mom. “I don’t know where we’d be today without them.”
To help give hope to children such as Maddie who are fighting life-threatening illnesses, please become a Partner In Hope.
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