A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

This week has been a bit crazy with late night dance rehearsals for shows that start tonight!  I’m not sure if I can fit all of this excitement inside of Melinda!  Besides dancing all day to get ready for the performance tonight, I heard from Jenn at Greenleaf… and she said…

ARCs of Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery are ready at the printer!  Yes– READY!

It looks like I will be able to hold one in my hands before I turn sixteen.  What a birthday present!

Did anyone notice that the spaceshuttle Atlantis carried Beads of Courage this time?  Do you know what Beads of Courage are?  I will tell you tomorrow if you don’t look it up yourself first!

Comments on: "ARCs Ready at the Printer and Beads of Courage" (2)

  1. You are one amazing young lady!!! I do hope you have your Beads of Courage from Cottage Hospital! If not, we will be happy to “go back” and have them for you to keep as you share your story. As a children’s cancer nurse of many years, I look forward to reading your book and gaining insight into your experience as I am sure it’s a reflection of so many journeys!

    Keep up the amazing work! There is a special plan for you for sure!

    Colin, Program Director
    Beads of Courage, Inc.

    • 1ballerina said:

      Hi Colin!
      What Beads of Courage does for kids with cancer is so awesome! My beads helped to give me hope and a sense of accomplishment that I was nearing my goal of completing treatment. It is a beautiful way to show care for children who are suffering!

      I love your organization for what you do! Thank you so much, Colin, for your loving hearts. You gave me something I will always cherish in the symbolism of my Beads, and I know that there are many other children who feel the same way I do.

      May God bless all of the children who receive these Beads of Courage, and may God bless all who support this amazing gift to very sick children.

      I will be sending an email your way Colin. I want to send you my Beads of Courage story from my book:) and an Advance Reader Copy of Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery.

      Thank you so much for your caring encouragement,


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