About a month ago, one of my favorite people in blogland, Brittany, emailed me as well as several other people informing us that September is pediatric cancer month. Not only is that huge in itself, but Brittany lives next door to a couple who lost their dear son Noah to cancer when he was only 6 years old. This is something I honestly cannot fathom.
When the little boy Noah was still here and being treated, he wondered why there weren't any cool band aids at the hospital or doctors offices. He had to be poked and prodded so much that he wanted something cool to show off.
You can read more about Noah and his family here and also watch the youtube video below - I didn't even know Noah but after learning about him, he touched my heart. And not to mention, his parents are some amazing people.
Brittany asked if we would be interested in sending some band aids to her so she could then pass them along to the hospital (you can't send them direct). Of course I wanted to be a part of something so amazing and off to the store we went.
The kids each picked out a box - Brayden originally had superheros and somehow he ended up with Paw Patrol? I'm blaming it on Avery tossing and taking every box she got her little hands on :)
Monetary donations are also always welcome - the Wilson's are working to increase the lack of funding there is nationwide for pediatric research (only 4% currently!!!). So far, they have raised $100K and that number continues to grow (donations can be made on their website: www.noahsbandageproject.com)
Another way to help this cause, is to send band aids to the following address, any time of the year
Noah's Bandage Project
119 N Parker Street Suite 110
Olathe, KS 66061
Let's hope and pray more funding can go towards pediatric cancer, and most importantly, finding cures!
Thank you Brittany, for letting me part of this. This little boy sure was amazing and I hope what he started will continue on forever.