1 Year Ago You Made It Happen!
One year ago you helped make it happen! THANK YOU! Books have been reaching kids in the U.S. and internationally. 25 hospitals and a Ronald McDonald have been using and giving out our books and many are requesting more! We've also had some great people join us, like Comfy Cozy (picture 2nd below) in sharing our books with young cancer patients and their families.
These pictures bring me to tears. We couldn't have done this without you. Thank you for making this happen. One man who attended one of our events received the book and was brought to tears.
Thank you!!! Please scroll down and read some words and pictures sent to us!
As a Child Life Specialist in an outpatient cancer clinic it is helpful to have resources that one feels comfortable giving to the patients and families. The Legend of the Hair Fairies is a book that I enjoy sharing with patients who are dealing with hair loss. It is difficult for any age but this is a resource to help enlighten their experience. When one sees captions like, "For every hair that falls, instead of emptiness, the space is filled with hope" and then to have beautiful pictures to look at, only positive feelings of inspiration come forth!
Kim Froehle, CCLS; Certified Child Life Specialist; Phoenix Children's Hospital; Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Many blessings to you for all you do to help the little ones of this world. You and the others are awesome. Barb (With Sanford in Fargo)
*********I am one of the Child Life Specialist handing out your book! Response has been very positive. We give the book to our pre-school and early elementary aged patients. We try to give the book out in advance of the child’s hair falling out and for the most part, allow families to choose when they will read the book. The mother of a pre-school aged boy shared with me that the book was as beneficial to her as it was to her child. It turned out that he really wasn’t bothered by his hair falling out, mom on the other hand had a lot of anxiety over the chance in his appearance and said the book help remind her that the hair will return once the medicine has done its job. I personally like that you weave in the message that with hair loss comes hope, ultimately hope that the medicine is doing its job and the child will be cured. I still have 10 copies left. I don’t remember how many we started with, but I think these will last us until Spring. You could send more now, or wait until April or May. Thank you for sharing this story with us! -Stephanie Stephanie Mazze, Pediatric Oncology Psychosocial Program Coordinator |CPALS Advisor UNC Hospitals,
Thank you Believers! We love you!
Carole, Makenna, and Erika