Completed! 100 Pots for Cancer Survivors.

100 pots for the cancer survivors celebration completed!

Each pot covered with thumb print flowers, the celebration theme word Hope, and signed by the artists with hugs, kisses and hearts.

A big thank you to the artists that participated from Saints Peter and Paul School.  The third, fourth and fifth grade classes created these awesome pieces of art to show their support for cancer survivors.

What an amazing gift to receive, these pots will be treasured by the recipients.

Many of these children have a loved one who is a cancer survivor or currently going through cancer treatment. Because they shared their stories with each other, all of the children put a lot of love and hope into each pot.

Love and hope, pretty strong medicine.

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100 Pots for Cancer Survivors.

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A really special celebration for cancer survivors is being arranged this year by my friend Penne, an Oncology Educator with Centura Health.  This is such an important message for those of us who are cancer survivors and I was flattered to be asked to help with hand made gifts for these warriors and heroes.

Preparing these pots to be painted.  A peace lily plant will be placed in each pot.  I cut the top of my friend Jane’s head off, sorry Jane, I’ll catch a better picture of you later!

Here is Penne, one of the kindest and most thoughtful people alive.

This year’s theme is Hope and the color purple is the color for cancer survivors.

Here is a sample of one of the pots when completed.

I have lined up some very special guest artists to help us out with these thumbprint flowers and personalizing each pot with the artist’s name and some hugs and kisses XOXO.

To receive a hand made gift that was touched by many different people is a very special message for the recipient.  To know others are wishing you good health is strong medicine indeed!

Stay tuned for more!

More News on Origami Bouquets for Oncology

Delivered about 20 origami bouquets to one of the oncology coordinators.

Here is the report from her first delivery –   I just delivered three of the flowers to the inpatient oncology unit at Littleton.   The first lady was so grateful.  The second one couldn’t quit smiling.   And the third was a very weak, tiny, elderly lady who looked to be of Japanese descent.  Her face lit up like sunshine.   She had a pillow in her lap so I laid it on the pillow.   Later, when I was leaving, I peeked in on her.  She was asleep with the flowers in her hand.   This morning one of the Radiation Therapists took one to put by the machines so patients could see it when they walked in for treatment.   I would say that the first four made the day for a lot of people.

Bento Boxes for Shutins.

As our congregation ages in our little Japanese American Methodist Church, the older people find it difficult to make it to service.

They also miss some of their favorite foods, not served in assisted living centers.  Yay for Charlotte.  She is organizing Bento Box surprises for our elderly!

Maze gohan, savory flank steak, kimpiri gobo, orange slices and pumpkin cake!

Great fellowship creating these masterpieces!

Thank you Charlotte for all you hard work (and she made the cake for dessert)!

Origami Flower Bouquets for ICU and Infusion Center

When I asked the ladies who run the oncology infusion centers for ideas for more ways to reach their patients they both shared a wish for some help for critical patients.  These patients have been admitted to the hospital and because of compromised immune systems they cannot receive flowers!

My friend Seth is a master origami artist and volunteered to help me make these Bouquets!  The butterflies were given to me by another friend Janice.

We hope to bring a little joy!

I wish we could donate these awesome folding boxes Seth make but they take him six hours to create….

 

Redefined by Cancer

Yay!  What a relief to get good results from a mammogram!

Some days I feel like I am on a roller coaster.  I have been waiting at the highest point of that roller coaster for over a week for the result.  Anxiety building. Today I coasted down the tracks, an exhilarating and happy ride to the bottom.  Anxiety gone!

Happy weekend!

Stitching for Charity, Nancy’s Angels

We we worked this summer knitting these kits.  Children’s hats with cute stuffed animals on top.  These are donated to two elementary schools in our community.   These schools have a high percentage of disadvantaged families. The children don’t have basics like a warm hat for winter mornings.

I spy a Bronco hat too.  Hopefully one true fan will want it!