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More Medicine Bags

Some of you are aware that volunteers from around the globe have been helping with a project called, “The Good Medicine Project.” It’s one of those “feel good” projects. The medicine bags and charms that you see on this page will be given to children at Camp Sanguinity, a summer camp for kids with cancer (and their siblings). It is associated with Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Georgi Wellington

Georgi Wellington, Colorado

There will be 140 children attending this camp, and for one week out of their lives they can forget all about cancer! They get to just “be kids.”

Tomoko Ishida of Japan

Tomoko Ishida of Japan

They will be riding horses, because it’s Texas, dadgummit, and that’s what kids do at camp. They will go on hikes, make crafts, play games, and sing around the campfires. Do y’all remember doing those things as a child? These children don’t get to do things like that very often, so this camp is a blessing for them.

Tomoko Nakamura from Fukuoka, Japan

Tomoko Nakamura from Fukuoka, Japan

Kathleen Campbell of Huntingtown, Maryland

Kathleen Campbell of Huntingtown, Maryland

If you would like, you could help us give those children another blessing. We are putting together 140 “medicine bags’ for these children. Each bag will contain three “lucky charms.” This means that each child will get a handful of love from four different people.

You don’t have to be “crafty” to help. Gather some charms, and you can send them to me. Here is the address:

Shelly Tucker
P.O. Box 2241
Denton, Texas 76202

Last year, we gave 140 afghans in the Share A Square Project. This time, the gifts are much smaller, but they are still filled with love and hope–the hope that these children will overcome cancer and treasure these gifts for a lifetime.

Hatsumi Nanzawa of Japan

Hatsumi Nanzawa of Japan

Will you join us?

More Gifts For Kids With Cancer. The Good Medicine Project.

We have 78 out of the 140 medicine bags needed to supply the children at Camp Sanguinity Summer Camp with gifts. The camp is in the first week of July (two and a half months away).

Medicine Bag by Molly Nevaraz in Florida

Thank you Molly N. in Seffner, Florida

Bags & charms for children with cancer by Marilyn Bellonci in Florida

And thanks to Marilyn B. in Winter Park, Florida

Volunteers
for Good Medicine Project

  • Kim B.; Grayslake, Illinois
  • Chris H.; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kyoko Y.; Kanazwa Ishikawa, Japan
  • Marlene F.; Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Megumi T.; Osaka, Japan
  • “Jamie” W.; Tacoma, Washington
  • Chris D.; Tacoma, Washington
  • Wendy B.; Attica, Michigan
  • Lynda I.; Fort Worth, Texas
  • Robin E.; Yehud, Israel
  • Heather S.; Blaine, Washington
  • Kathryn A.; Studio City, California
  • Miyo K.; in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sherry L.; Weatherford, Texas
  • Barbara W.; Kenai, Alaska
  • Lola S.; Gran Canaria, Spain
  • The Atwoods; Utah
  • Kathleen; Maryland
  • Lacy Lucy; Sharjan, United Arab Emirates
  • Carol G.; California
  • Sarah H.; Spirit Lake, Idaho
  • Samantha H;(13 yrs old) Spirit Lake, Idaho
  • John H;(16 yrs old) Spirit Lake, Idaho
  • Tootie G; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • June L.; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Connie B..; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Betty L.; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Ann Marie T.; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Shelly T.; Denton, Texas
  • Allison at Angel Gal’s Realm
  • Marilyn B.; Winter Park, Florida
  • Molly N.; Seffner, Florida

If you would like to help give medicine bags and charms to children with cancer and their siblings, please visit the Good Medicine Project post. Although the camp is not until July, please don’t delay in sending the bags so I can get them all tagged and packaged.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED!

Good Medicine Project. Halfway There

I surely do appreciate all the hard work and love that I’m seeing in the mailbox. Look at these beautiful medicine bags and charms that folks have sent for Camp Sanguinity!

Megumi Tanimoto in Osaka, Japan

From Megumi T., in Osaka, Japan

Kyoko Yamada in Kanazawa Ishikawa, Japan

From Kyoko Y. in Kanazawa Ishikawa, Japan.

Marlene Fortuna in Ann Arbor, MI

Marlene F. in Ann Arbor Michigan

Carol George in Sacramento, CA
Carol G. in Sacramento, CA

Chris Denchfield in Tacoma, WA

Charms from Chris D., Jamie’s son, in Tacoma, WA.

I got the mail over the weekend and had quite a few packages. Things were piling up, so I promised myself I would get everything finished that I could for the Good Medicine Project before I let myself blog.

I didn’t get to blog yesterday!

It’s taken eight hours, and I’m not quite caught up with it (and I haven’t gotten today’s mail!). I’ve been laminating tags to add to the charms, packaging the medicine bags I have (with 3 charms to a bag), and sorting them into “categories.”

We are at a halfway point! Here’s what I have on March 30th:

  1. Bags suitable for Little Girls: 15
  2. Bags suitable for Little Boys: 12
  3. Bags suitable for Big Girls (or Little Girls if necessary): 18
  4. Bags suitable for Big Boys (or just about any of the kids, actually): 25

A total of 70 bags… or halfway there.

Thank you, everyone for the beautiful work.

If you already have sent bags, don’t think you have to make tons more of them. Ask around to see if you have a friend or two who might make one. I really want participation from a lot of different people. If I don’t get that participation, and you want to make more … then go for it.

Be aware that any “extra” bags I get WILL be given to the kids.
Those bags will go to children at Cook’s Medical Center who don’t get to go to camp. If I get a boatload of extra bags, then I can supply a smaller camp in Dallas. We’ll see what happens in the next few weeks.

I’ve got a plan that will allow the kids to keep their laminated tags together (so many of the tags for Share A Square probably got lost when the kids ripped into their afghans). I’m doing some experimenting and pricing, and I’ll tell you about it next week.

If you aren’t listed in the blogroll below, then I haven’t received a bag from you yet (which doesn’t mean it’s not at my mailbox).

Volunteers
for Good Medicine Project

  • Kim B.; Grayslake, Illinois
  • Chris H.; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kyoko Y.; Kanazwa Ishikawa, Japan
  • Marlene F.; Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Megumi T.; Osaka, Japan
  • “Jamie” W.; Tacoma, Washington
  • Chris D.; Tacoma, Washington
  • Wendy B.; Attica, Michigan
  • Lynda I.; Fort Worth, Texas
  • Robin E.; Yehud, Israel
  • Heather S.; Blaine, Washington
  • Kathryn A.; Studio City, California
  • Miyo K.; in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sherry L.; Weatherford, Texas
  • Barbara W.; Kenai, Alaska
  • Lola S.; Gran Canaria, Spain
  • The Atwoods; Utah
  • Kathleen; Maryland
  • Lacy Lucy; Sharjan, United Arab Emirates
  • Carol G.; California
  • Sarah H.; Spirit Lake, Idaho
  • Samantha H;(13 yrs old) Spirit Lake, Idaho
  • John H;(16 yrs old) Spirit Lake, Idaho
  • Tootie G; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • June L.; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Connie B..; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Betty L.; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Ann Marie T.; Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Shelly T.; Denton, Texas
  • Allison at Angel Gal’s Realm
  • Marilyn B.; Winter Park, Florida
  • Molly N.; Seffner, Florida

If you would like to help give medicine bags and charms to children with cancer and their siblings, please visit the Good Medicine Project post.