April 3, 2012

Hearts and Hands...

This sweet little girl is Angel Dawn. She's a normal thirteen girl except for one thing. She's been fighting for her life for the past two years. She has a malignant brain stem tumor. I first learned about her through my friend, Marydon at Blushing Rose.

Recently, I found out that she had collapsed at school and was in need of some cheering up. Marydon asked me if I'd be interested in sending her a little something to brighten her day. Of course, I was more than willing to, and I asked my friend, Tammy if she'd like to send something along in my package. We sent a small quilt and a pair of handknit fingerless gloves to her.

The following week, I told my girlfriends at Paneras about Angel Dawn and asked if anyone was interested in making something to send in another package. Boy, did I get an enthusiastic response!
Kathy made a beautiful knitted shawl so that Angel Dawn can put it over her shoulders if she's feeling a little chill.
Margaret made a cute beaded bracelet and a little beaded pouch necklace (and even placed a bill inside!).
Adele crocheted a beautiful afghan. If you look closely, you'll see that the motif is actually angels!

There are other things, too. Ellen made a crocheted hat. There are colored markers and books, a crocheted bag, and a few girly toiletries, too! I'm just sorry that I don't have more photos to show you of the kind hearts that contributed them.

The package will go in the mail tomorrow and I just know that there is going to be one happy little girl on the receiving end. All of us who have taken part in the giving know that we're receiving much more by our actions. We send a collective hug to a child we've never met, but more than that, we're sending prayers for her complete healing.

If you're moved to contribute something to bring a little sunshine into her day, you can contact either me or Marydon and we'll share an address with you.

PS. Thanks to everyone who sent Birthday wishes to Tag yesterday. We really appreciate all the love and happy thoughts you send our way.

9 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

MosaicMagpie said...

Gifts from the heart are always the best. Here is a quote I like about giving to children.
“Kindness to children, love for children, goodness to children-- these are the only investments that never fail.”
― Henry David Thoreau
I will keep precious Angel Dawn in my thoughts and prayers.

Vickie said...

Sending prayers for Angel Dawn. :)♥

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh that is just so wonderful! I think she will be smiling big for sure!

Marydon said...

Tears welling, sweet Donna. PLEASE thankeach of your friends for doing this for 'me' & Angel Dawn. It is something I had to do for my heart & to fill joy in her heart.

You are one precious sister, love you.

Have a beautiful Easter. God bless you all.
Hugs of love,

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Donna,

I've been watching over Angel Dawn for two years, too. I sent her a few extremely soft hats I made for her and created an altered art journal for her. My contact person has kept me updated and sends me photos of her wearing my hats. She's very special, and I pray she continues the fight. I love how she's so prevalent in blogland and everyone is learning about her.

Thanks for sharing the news.


Createology said...

Prayers for Angel Dawn. I was immediately saddened and wanted to help however I have done so for several others and never heard one peep. I am pleased to read ImagiMeri's comment and therefore will definitely want to send something. Please email me her address for snail mailing. Thank you Donna for being so kind and generous and also for your wonderful giving friends. Blessings...

Queenie Believe said...

Poor baby Angel Dawn! Thoughts and prayers ascend for her complete healing, wisdom and understanding for the medical team attending, and the peace that passes all understanding to her parents.
Your Panera group are going to be extra special Easter Bunny helper this year! What a wonderful group of gals!!!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Minimiss said...

What a wonderfully giving and loving bunch of crafty friends you have Donna. Sending more prayers and healing thoughts Angel Dawn's was.

Nezzy said...

Wow, what beautiful big hearts you gals have!

I've been keepin' a list of everyone who's sent either cards or love packages and my count yesterday was twenty...TWENTY lovely ladies who want to make a young gals Easter very special and let me tell ya, ya'll are succeedin'!!!

I've been puttin' blank 'thank you' notes with each package for Angel. In the past I've written the notes for her in her words but I'm prayin' she will carry on and write the notes herself. If not, I'll thank you gals in advance.

I'll let ya'll know when the package arrives safe and sound. Angel is in my SS class and this will be her last summer months in my Kid's Church.

God bless you and those wonderful ladies and have a marvelous Easter week too!!!


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