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Louisiana, Wow!

HugoHopeMobile brought us from Houston to Louisiana today! There were drivers along the way who waved at us; they must like our childhood cancer HOPE signs on Hugo. Our drive today was filled with “ooooooohs” and squeals as our eyes feasted on the lushness of the land. I had no idea that there would be roads we would travel here in Louisiana that are built like bridges above the bayou waters– and they go on for miles and miles. The city of Baton Rouge had our jaws dropping to our chins as we gazed at the huge port. And most exciting of all was when I saw my very first legit mossy Louisiana bayou tree! 

Tomorrow morning, we will go to New Orleans Children’s Hospital and tomorrow night, we will attend the American Library Association Conference. I am very, very happy that we are receiving gracious replies from the hospitals we want to visit along our way. I am grateful to each and every person at each hospital for helping me on this mission. What mission is this, Melinda, you ask? 

***Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U. S.

***Each day, 7 children die of cancer in the U. S.

***When children are diagnosed with cancer, 80% have advanced stages of the disease, as compared to 20% in adults. This is due largely to lack of awareness.

***Childhood cancer research is shockingly underfunded when compared with adult cancers

I am on a mission to help these children. They truly need our help. Please think about what you might be able to do– what you might be able to give. Please consider giving money or time. The very best thing you can give is your true understanding. Once you understand, there will be no way you cannot do something, anything, to make a difference for the future of our dear children.

Sorry no photos… the hotel internet connection won’t allow me to today!

Itinerary

6/17 Phoenix, AZ

6/18 El Paso, TX

6/19 San Antonio, TX

6/20-6/21 Houston, TX

6/22 – 6/25 New Orleans, LA

6/26 Atlanta, GA

6/27 Chapel Hill, NC

6/28 – 6/29 Philadelphia, PA

6/30 – 7/2 Boston, MA

7/3 Niagra Falls, NY

7/4 Indianapolis, IN

7/5 Leawood, Kansas

7/6 Denver, CO

7/7 – 7/8 Salt Lake City, UT

7/9 Sacramento, CA

7/10 Home

 

 

 

Coming to a Town Near You… I HOPE!

Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery

Good morning, friends. It’s nice to have my brothers home from college for the summer. Even though they’re busy with their work schedules, and one is also extremely busy with his play schedule, I love seeing their faces and grabbing them with a big hug as I pass them in the hall. Maybe I’m thinking this morning of this because, in a few days, Mom and I will be leaving home for three weeks. Neither of us has ever been gone from home for that long. We need to get in lots of hugs before our departure! This of course includes Larry!

Since I last posted our BullHorn Itinerary, our trip has altered—or fine-tuned as Mom says. As we communicate with people and hospitals, she is “refining” so our trip can be the best it can be. Is there someone you know in a hospital in one of these places we will be visiting? This Hope Tour wants to meet them. Do you live in one of these places? Would you like me to share with your group? I there any way I can help bring childhood cancer awareness to your community when I am there? Please let me know!

melinda@melindamarchiano.com

6/17 Phoenix, AZ

6/18 El Paso, TX

6/19 San Antonio, TX

6/20-6/21 Houston, TX

6/22 – 6/25 New Orleans, LA

6/26 Atlanta, GA

6/27 Chapel Hill, NC

6/28 – 6/29 Philadelphia, PA

6/30 – 7/2 Boston, MA

7/3 Niagra Falls, NY

7/4 Indianapolis, IN

7/5 Leawood, Kansas

7/6 Denver, CO

7/7 Salt Lake City, UT

7/8 Sacramento, CA

I have to tell you, it is so exciting to hear from you! Joanne, Khadi, Deliece, John & John (That is two Johns, not someone named John & John!) … thank you! Each one of these people is doing great things for children with cancer, and I am honored and blessed to have the chance to thank them in person. Something very wonderful happens when people with the same passion connect. Yes… it’s like 4th of July fireworks! Crackle, crackle, BOOM!

It’s time to get the signs ready for the car windows.

46/7   

Thank you, Michelle, for sharing your beautiful design and most of all for your commitment to fighting childhood cancer. Your design will be shining on our car from Sea to Shining Sea.

I’mBringin’BunchesOfSpiralNotebooks&Pens

Hmmm…. Wonderin’ what I will have to write about?

Hope 46/7

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