A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

The Blanket Fairy

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

I want to thank Britta Fleeson for the very first nomination– The Blanket Fairy— for the Big Heart Red Carpet Award for this National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month of September.  I find this fascinating… it is just as I had imagined… The Blanket Fairy would never show up to any award ceremony because he/she operates anonymously.  I will admit that I have had the extreme honor and pleasure of meeting The Blanket Fairy, but I have sworn to keep the identity of this loving and talented person a secret.

It’s okay Blanket Fairy— it just makes all of us love you even more. Would you like to know what The Blanket Fairy does? He/she donates soft blankets of love to children fighting pediatric cancer.  He/she follows blogs, Facebook and sites like CaringBridge to notice if a certain child needs a lift and then contacts that child’s parents about a gift that their child would enjoy. Warm, soft blankets played a huge role in my healing!!!  To receive something like this must be a wonderful moment that lasts and lasts for a child with cancer.

What a perfect nomination!

Would you like to volunteer to help The Blanket Fairy in  some way?

http://theblanketfairy.weebly.com/volunteer-fairies.html

Do you have more nominations?

Everyone have their gold ribbons on?

Just checking.

Love you Braden!

For anyone asking me, “Melinda, why the heck won’t you be still about all this childhood cancer stuff?”   I can’t.  You see, each day, children die from cancer.  It’s horrifying to me that it takes so long for childhood cancers to be detected.  It’s unfathomable to try to comprehend why childhood cancer receives so little funding in comparison with adult cancers.  Less than 2% of federal funding for cancer research goes to childhood cancer research. This first video does an excellent job of helping you understand this point; the second one reminds us all that time is short, that life is precious, that we all have to give sacrificially until we find a cure.  Please give generously from your resources.

The Pie: Childhood Cancer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjp1es04qgE&sns=fb

Michael Tells it as it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW20UOk4sqU&feature=share

 

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Comments on: "The Blanket Fairy" (6)

  1. Awesome!!!!

    • 1ballerina said:

      You, Mrs. Jodie Nunn, are AWESOME! I am counting down the days with you…
      Always thinking of Max, always loving Max and the Nunns.

  2. I have fortunate enough to been able go help blanket fairy. I have sent about thirty packages and I thank blanket fairy for being such z inspiration.

    • 1ballerina said:

      Thank you so much, Anonymous, for helping The Blanket Fairy! When we all work together, we can accomplish so much more!
      May you be wrapped in snuggly, warm blankets whenever you need warmth and comfort:)

  3. hey i was starting a foundtion and i found this pic on google i was woundering would it be ok if i used this image

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