Cancer Sucks

How do you write a post about travesty that is Childhood Cancer? I am a mother of five children and I have not had to hear the phrase, ‘I’m sorry, your child has cancer’ and I hope & pray I never will. So who am I to even attempt to write to the world about this? Let me tell you. I am a Child of God. I am a Human. I am a Mother, a wife, sister, and a friend. I know cancer from a different angle and that is my point today. WE ALL KNOW CANCER from one angle or another. What we need to do then is recognize that it is a deadly disease and we need to fight and support those who know it on a much more personal level! There are many ways that you can support those who are facing this trial of life. Prayer, compassion, freezer meals, money, a warm smile, caroling, cards & letters, any small simple act of joy that extends to them a feeling of love from you. This is one of the reasons that I joined up with the lovely ladies behind Bloggers for Pediatric Cancer Warriors.

I moved to Vancouver, Washington almost 6 years ago. I knew no one! I was sitting with my kids in a local park one morning and beautiful woman with two small children walked up to play. There was something immediately different about this family. The one young boy ran to park with all the enthusiasm of a young child. The woman and her second child moved differently. She walked slowly and held tight to a cute little boy wearing a face-mask on his sweet bald head.

Today little Alex runs through life with the same enthusiasm I saw from his brother on the first day we meet! Chrissy (his mother) and I have become good friends and it warms my heart to see her smile as she joyfully watches her two boys thrive. Alex and his family have been able to preserver and are now giving that back to children and families that are fighting the battle every day! Chrissy remains in contact with the many children and their families who are still fighting. Her family is involved with many fundraisers and she often goes in and creates amazing henna tattoos to bring beauty back into these children lives. She is an inspiration to me, to fight a good fight, to never give up, and to always give back!

A while back I saw this video about designers bringing joy to children with cancer through fabric and I told Chrissy I wanted to do something similar. She told me that one of the things that bothered little Alex was that he had to wear a face mask all the time. Alex was very young during his fight and Chrissy said that it was a struggle to have him keep it on. A week or so later I saw the invitation to join this tour and I jumped at the chance. Chrissy and I are working to make face masks from knit fabric to give to our local warriors. This is one of the areas where you can help right now. For every yard of knit that we sell in our shop, from now till the end of October, we will match a 1/2 yard dedicated to face masks. We will then get a group of ladies together and sew up some new, soft, vibrant, and fun face masks to take to our local warriors. We really feel like these masks will help make them feel special and loved! So spread the word!

You can also help by participating and sharing the word about the Auction that we have put together. You can join the Facebook group for the Auction here. All the items up for sale are in the photos and the bidding will begin at 8:00 AM EST on Oct. 27th and close on Oct. 28th at Midnight EST. Remember to join the BPCW Auction Group for more details. In the meantime here is a sneak peek at what I will have up for Auction.

Further still you can donate any amount through American Childhood Cancer Organization or ACCO by clicking on the link; Donation from Bloggers for Pediatric Cancer Warriors . Our goal is to raise $500 and we truly believe that with your help we can do this! Be sure to enter the Giveaway as our thanks to you and visit the rest of the stops on the tour.

Blog Tour for “Go Gold©” Auction
Benefiting the American Childhood Cancer Organization


19th The Adventures of Bubba and Bug and Troops To Tots Giveaway is 5 copies of “Wild Things” by Molly Goodall
Giveaway is 6 month subscription to Seamwork Magazine
Giveaway is $20 gift certificate to PhatQuarters and pattern stash
Giveaway is $50 gift certificate to Pattern Review
Giveaway is $20 gift certificate to UpCraft Club


Giveaway is the book “Building Block Dress” by Lisel Gibson of Oliver & S.
GO GOLD® is the registered trademark of the American Childhood Cancer Organization

0 thoughts on “Cancer Sucks

  1. I am speechless about the beautiful words you wrote, and the generosity that is in your soul. Thank you for being such a bright light in this world!

  2. Well, hello fellow Washingtonian 🙂 This is such a great cause. LOVE the idea of making face masks! Such a nice gesture to help brighten their day. 😀

  3. Well, I just left you a comment about this on a different post… Boo. Anyway… Great work! Childhood cancer is probably the worst cancer of all!

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