September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!!! Shout it from the rooftops!!
We really wish that every month was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, as it is so hard to see innocent children battling such a horrible disease. Since beginning this organization we have made many friends with children who are battling cancer some who have won their battle and some who have not. It is always so heart breaking to hear the stories of all the horrible things that children endure in their battles against cancer. Please pray for a cure and always keep the children of the world battling this disease in your thoughts.
I came across an essay on another blog that a mom wrote who we have always followed. Cindy is the mom of Ty who passed away from cancer about two years ago. Cindy has always had a way with words and we followed her and Ty through his entire battle with cancer and we still follow her today. Cindy has started a foundation in honor of Ty called the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation. She is doing wonderful things and raising awareness. Here is the link to her essay A Day in the Life of an Bereaved Parent. Please read and share with others to raise awareness about Childhood Cancer and its horrible effects.
Blessings through Raindrops… exactly on the mark! During a rough patch for us, we continued to receive blessings to keep Knitting Rays of Hope going!
While we were off dealing with medical issues, completing master degrees (Yay Vanessa!), work and life, we had several shipments sent to us to keep us going. The above bunch of hats were sent to us from our friend, Becky from Blessings Through Raindrops, and we are ever so grateful for her!
Becky sent a lovely card:
We want to thank Becky and her mom for this contribution! With great friends like this, we really felt the love while we were on hiatus.
Thank you so much!
We know it’s been a long time, but we are back! Yippee! We are excited to be back, and I personally am grateful to overcome my latest medical difficulties with a DVT, which were very scary and frustrating. Over the summer, we continued to receive contributions! We are extremely appreciative of our loyal and new friends who generously contribute to the Knitting Rays of Hope cause! We realize we are behind on posting the pictures and will get on it very soon. We are also very excited to begin preparing some shipments for babies in the NICU and pediatric oncology units.
Thank you for your patience and support during our break and we are so happy to be back! :)
Hello Everyone! Sorry we have been absent from the blogs for a while. Pali and I have been crazy busy this month and have had very little time to update the blog. Pali was injured and has not been able to do much and I have been working on completing my masters and learning a new job. We hope to be back on top of things real soon. We are still creating hats and will be making a delivery soon. We will definitely post about our delivery. Hope everyone had a wonderful fathers day!
Last week, we delivered 20 hats for adults to the Oncology Center at Kaiser Permanente in Ontario, California. There were a wide variety of color, sizes and patterns to choose from. I am grateful to everyone who has contributed to Knitting Rays of Hope, without you this delivery would not have been possible. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We recently received a pretty big box that was full of these precious creations, from Donna in Washington. It had a scarf, 16 children’s hats, 6 adult hats and 13 hats for babies in the NICU. It also included a very pretty card:
I am touched by Donna’s effort and personal card. Her creations will help spread hope to many families that have a difficult battle on their hands. I am grateful for our friends like Donna in Washington.
I made this special hat for Conlan, who has severe cerebral palsy and is known as the Hat Man since he wears all types of hats all the time. In addition to dealing with cerebral palsy, Conlan’s grandfather is in Stage 4 of Lung Cancer and has moved in with Conlan’s family. So on the back of the Green Lantern hat, I made a white ribbon to celebrate his grandfather and bring awareness to his battle with this extremely horrible disease. Conlan’s name mean hero, so we think it’s quite fitting that he has a Green Lantern hat!
Back of Hat- White Ribbon for Lung Cancer
Conlan wore the hat to school and everyone loved it on him! We will keep Conlan and his entire family in our prayers.