Arts in Medicine for Children with Serious Illnesses
If you've read this blog over the years,
you will know that I am a big supporter of Beads of Courage.
You will also know that there are many other bead artists who give to this cause.
I am very proud to be associated with this cause,
especially since my adult daughter, Jenny, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma just over a year ago.
This, alone, has inspired me to work and make more beads for children with serious illnesses.
I have a rule that each time I torch I make
It's amazing how quickly the beads add up!
The purple hearts are given to children when they complete their treatment plan.
I try to make each one different and unique.
I also try to get some "boy" hearts in there, too.
As much as I love flowers and poke - e -dots,
I'm not so sure the guys do!
I make sculptural butterflies.
A butterfly is given to a parent who has lost a child.
My hope is that these parents receive a bit of comfort from these butterflies.
Each one is unique.
Rarely are there two alike.
Beads are welcome from artists.
Acts of Courage beads are special beads given to children to remind them of their bravery in treatment.
There are many ways to give to this program.
Please check out the website for more information.
Go Team Beads of Courage!