Medicine Bag Project in the Home Stretch

We now have a grand total of 108 medicine bags for The Good Medicine Project. Before the middle of next month, I hope to get 32 more so that all 140 children who attend Camp Sanguinity will receive one. If you aren’t familiar with it, Camp Sanguinity is a summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings, and folks across the world are sending a little love to them.

Sometimes when I open my mail, I can’t stop weeping for joy. Every single bag, from the simplest to the most intricate, is a tangible reminder that people have hearts filled with love. I get notes from people that make me have a tingle down my spine.

For instance, Noriko (whose work you will see further down the page) told me that she live in Kyoto and is a housewife. She participated in the Share A Square program — which was our project for last year. She said:

“I don’t have any children so I’ve made medicine bags as if the children at the camp were mine. It was a very special project for me personally as I felt I could give my heart out to the children and support them spiritually.

Indeed.

I think that every single person who participated feels much the same way. I know the children will feel the blessings that are within these gifts. I feel pretty darned blessed to be “the conduit” for the love you are sending. Thank you all!

Keiko in Cambridge, UK sent these medicine bags

Keiko in Cambridge, UK

Sachiko Tamura in Japan

Sachiko Tamura in Japan

Mary McGhee in Seatac, WA

Mary McGhee in Seatac, WA

Mary McGhee in Seatac, WA

Mary McGhee in Seatac, WA

Mary McGhee in Seatac, WA

Mary McGhee in Seatac, WA

Miki Miwa in Japan

Miki Miwa in Japan

Noriko Suto in Kyoto, Japan

Noriko Suto in Kyoto, Japan

Noriko Suto in Kyoto, Japan

Noriko Suto in Kyoto, Japan

Noriko Suto in Kyoto, Japan

Noriko Suto in Kyoto, Japan

Noriko Suto in Kyoto, Japan

Noriko Suto in Kyoto, Japan

  7 comments for “Medicine Bag Project in the Home Stretch

  1. May 25, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Those are some amazing bags! Glad to see you are getting close. Hopefully, this reminder will jog the memory of a reader or three that thought about doing this, maybe even made one or two, and did what I did – forgot to remember to mail them to you! 😉

    Kathleens last blog post..Wednesday – What can I say?

    • May 26, 2009 at 9:23 am

      😆 I think that folks just procrastinate a bit. At any rate, I can whip the rest of the bags together, if no more come in. But, I’m betting I get a bunch! You know how much I appreciate you don’t you?

  2. May 25, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Those contributions are remarkable. That little Scottie is truly impressive. You have some real artists working on the project.

    Jamies last blog post..Don’t Panic

    • May 26, 2009 at 9:25 am

      Indeed, I dropped my teeth when I saw the Scottie…there is even a zipper in it! I wish you could see every darned one of them. They are amazing!

  3. May 25, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Are those lil teddies actually bags?? Those are so cool!

    Thornes last blog post..Tattoo Cover Up: Forget-Me-Nots

    • May 26, 2009 at 9:27 am

      Nah, the teddy bears are “charms,” but are a bit big for the bags. I think I’ll have to pick one cabin filled with little girls and give a bear to each. These things are hinged and so well made!

  4. June 1, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Hello Shelly,
    I just got back from the post office with 20 more bags to you. I hope this will help..and I bet you will be getting more boxes right up until the deadline or after!
    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next year!
    Loves, Dana

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