A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

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

“Make that change” ~ Michael Jackson

It makes me wonder. I wonder why humans spend enormous amounts of time focusing on what we are getting or not getting—instead of examining what we are giving or not giving.

I wonder where and when, “Me, me, me!” became the rule rather than the exception.

Would you like to know about the glaring exceptions to this dreaded state? I see exceptions everywhere I look in the world of childhood cancer. I see Mr. Tom Nunn ready to tattoo his head to raise money to fight childhood cancer and I see his wife, Jodie, prepared to shave her head. I see their sweet daughter, Lilly—at ten— willing to shave her head too. Not only do they do all of this, but they collect cans, have bake sales, hold continuous online auctions, and also collect gold items and old electronics. All of the money they raise goes straight to St. Baldrick’s. In all that they do, I feel their love for Max. I love how they have chosen to honor their love for him by diving head first into the water to help other children.

In addition to Lilly Nunn, there are more children who have received and processed “The Pearl of Wisdom” about giving. One of these kids is Nino Mireles. Nino’s sister fought cancer as a toddler, and she is now a survivor. Nino has created something delightful by combining his love for cancer children and his artistic talent. He paints lively, colorful murals to make children happy and at the same time he is raising money for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and Cottage Hospital.

http://www.wix.com/ninom94/muralsforhope

Lilly and Nino are givers. Givers are the humans who “Make That Change.”

Thank you, Lilly and Nino. You are making this world a better place to live. Your Pearls of Wisdom are shining for other youth around you to notice. When they see what you are doing, they will feel the goodness of your heart and want to do something too.

Sometimes when we look inside ourselves, we discover that we hold the keys which unlock the old rusty gates imprisoning our potential to give all we have to give.

Here’s to unlocking a multitude of rusty gates.

“Make That Change.”  ~Thanks Michael… for your dancing:):):) and your love.

From Noah’s mom today:

NOAH’S STATS WONT STAY UP BECAUSE THE INFECTION IS SO BAD, THE XRAYS FROM LAST NIGHT & THIS MORNING LOOK WORSE. HE DOESN’T DERSERVE THIS! PLEASE LORD HEAL OUR BABY!

I want to adopt the Nunn family!

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Comments on: "Pearls of Wisdom and Rusty Gates" (4)

  1. Jodie Nunn said:

    Melinda, Thank you for supporting our family. You ARE an awesome individual. Love and hugs to you from the Nunns. ❤ ❤ ❤

    • 1ballerina said:

      Ms. Jodie:):):)

      Your family sets an example for me. Your family makes me reach inside myself to be someone who loves fully– without holding anything back.
      Your Mom-ness is sky-high on the amazing mom scale… and I really am adopting your entire family… even that guy with the tattoo on his bald head!

      And Lilly… well, she just rocks! I don’t have a sister presently… so this whole adoption thing is magnificent!!!!

      Hugs for each of you– I have even more love for Max today than yesterday,

      Melinda

  2. All you have done and accomplished…you are an inspiration!

    • 1ballerina said:

      Katy… thank you! It’s people like you who inspire me to do everything I can. Thank YOU!

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