Owning my story in beads…..

If you were considering buying me a birthday present this year I ask that you stop and read this post and if you find it in your heart and that the Lord or someone else is calling you to donate you please do. Beads of Courage is a “a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to helping children with serious illness record, tell and own their stories of survival.” Beads of Courage currently provides to over 150 hospitals in the US and over 30,000 children like me. Beads of Courage is a foundation I hold so closely to my heart as their mission is that each bead “tells a story of hope,strength,and courage” something so amazing. Each bead I hold on my strand stands for a different EKG, EEG, Ambulance ride, stay overnight at the hospital, IV start, and so many more.The amazing thing about this program is that it’s free to me and other children! Not only do BOC represent children like me fighting Chronic and Long Term Illness’ but they also provide to children fighting cancer, burn families, neonatal ICU families, and cardiac conditions. For younger children it is a way to make what they are fighting easier and their beads are a neat way to involve them in their journey. For older children it is a way to honor what they have gone through and realize how strong they are. The also have a Siblings program which is truly amazing as it helps siblings understand just how important they are as many brothers or sisters fighting illnesses often feel unimportant or alone as they too suffer. One of BOC main funding ways is through donations from people like you, and today I ask that you consider donating to help the many children like me honor their journey. Wether you are able to donate $5 or $500 I ask that you donate whatever you find in your heart. I appreciate you considering this wonderful foundation and I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart it really truly means the world to me. In the pictures are my sister with her Sibling Program Beads and Myself with My Chronic Illness’ Beads. As you can see my beads are taller than me now!! To donate please visit this link and find the tab “donate now” at the top of the page: homepage http://www.beadsofcourage.org (:

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