What an amazing event! Each survivor got a pin describing the length of their journey, here is my pin celebrating one year!
The students from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School helped by decorating 99 pots for cancer survivors. Each pot was signed by the child and also adorned with a live peace lily plant.
The pots sure made for festive table decorations and treasured favors for each cancer survivor to take home to remember the celebration.
Not a pot was left at the end of the day. But wait, for those of you who can count I said 99 pots were decorated by the students. What is the mystery surrounding the 100th pot?
No mystery, as the organizer of getting the pots painted I actually did one pot as a sample so we would have a dry one for the kids to pass around and look at.
I went on a hunt for my pot and was going to try to take MY POT home with me. When I found the pot this lovely gentlemen was not going to give it up, not even in trade for a different pot!
I was happy to meet the recipient of my pot and get a picture taken with him. He was happy to meet the artist who painted his pot. We also shared a huge hug.
100 pots for the cancer survivors celebration delivered!
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.
Thanks to my brother in law I was able to purchase several sets of sleeves and gloves, this set is my favorite!
These are much more fun to wear than plain brown! People sometimes think I am a crazy tattoo lady until they get a close look. Everyone enjoys these sleeves and gloves.
Thank you Den for your thoughtful gift. I forgot to take pictures of the others but I’ll share those soon.
The company I order these from always send me a little note.
Check them out if you need compression sleeves or gloves, they are a lot of fun!
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.
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….
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!