We delivered afghans today. There was my sister Renice and my friend Rebecca. Behind them, it’s me, Sherry, her daughter Amanda,and my husband Eric (who wasn’t in the picture).
But, he was having a good time, because I let him ride the golf cart with the cute volunteer. Hmmm. Does he look like he’s having too much fun to you?
And we gave out 140 afghans to children with cancer and to their siblings at Camp Sanguinity. They were delighted!
I came home to find a comment on my blog from a parent, and I’m putting it here in its entirety, because you might not find it otherwise:
God Bless You!
I stood in front of Cook Childrenâ€™s yesterday and watched as both of my boys (Tyler 10 & Ryder 8) climbed on buses to head to Camp Sanguinity for a week. Tyler was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Sept 5, 2007. After 8 months of stress, emotional upheaval and a lot of praying Tyler is in remission and In Maintenance for 3 years. I am at home in an empty house this week wondering what they are doing. I know today they will be smiling and thinking how wonderful people are to do such AWESOME things for them and other kids fighting cancer. I can’t wait to see their afghans and bags! You and all the other ladies that took time to make these beautiful squares are a blessing! This afghans are something that they can treasure their whole lives to commemorate their trip to Camp!
Its the little personal things that people do for us that put such smiles on our faces and hope in our hearts! I only hope to pay it forward in the future! Also a Thank You to everyone that donated money to help send a child to camp. As a parent and care giver it means so muchâ€¦hospital bills come in the mail everyday and prescriptions are needed every monthâ€¦even with insurance it gets hard. So being able to send my children to camp without having to worry about where to get the money is such a blessing! My kids get a chance to be a 10 year old boy without cancer for a week and a 8 year old boy without a brother who has cancer! You will never know how much that means to them or us as parents! I will sit and worry, wonder and miss my boys terribly this week but to be honest the caregivers need a break at times too! At least I know they are in the best care possible and that angels will be delivering very special gifts to them this week!
Have a Wonderful Week and Bless You!
http://www.carepages.com page name: tylerrossjones
All Our Love
Ann Marie Jones
Proud Mom of a cancer fighter and his Awesome brother!
Ann Marie, it was a blessing to us to be allowed to give. Thank you for your kind words, and best wishes to you and both your boys.
I’m crying now, because I have to put the pictures from Camp Sanguinity on a Flickr page that is protected. We can’t show you pictures of children’s faces on a public blog.
If you want to see it, and have a Flickr account, you have to be my “friend” to see them. Setting up an account is free, and only takes a couple of minutes. Get the account, then go to my page and make a friend request. If you don’t want an account, I think I can e-mail you a “guest pass” to see the set, so leave me a comment with your e-mail address. I have only put two pictures up on the set so far, but I’ll finish it out in the next few days. Sherry will have pictures, too, so you can contact her (she has an awesome camera and photographic skills!). I can’t put up more pictures tonight, because I’m exhausted.
It’s a good kind of exhausted.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The Share A Square project has ended, and the afghans were delivered on July 7th, 2008. Although we will not continue that project, an exciting NEW endeavor, called the Good Medicine Project is in progress for summer camp 2009. We hope you will join us.]