Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 Hello ya'll and welcome back.  If you are looking for our First Paper Hoarder Guest Designer post.. click HERE!!! .  You won't want to miss it.. 

September is FULL of fun holidays and silly days like "Pirate Day".. but did you know September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month??  Yepper.. it is.. Most of you know about lil Aidan. He is 4 years old and is battling Leukemia. He was diagnosed Feb of this year. Although he has had his ups and downs, he is really staying tough. I did a card drive for him a few months back and the reply was overwhelming!!  I was soo happy I cried!! Aidan loved all of his cards and his parents were totally thrilled that people who didn't even know him took the time to make him a special card. 
 Here is an excerpt from Aidan's web page: 

"Help Aidan beat Cancer!

Aidan has fought life from the very beginning at a birth weight of 2lbs 1oz. He survived and was a healthy happy boy. But on Feb. 7, he was diagnosed with (ALL) Leukemia. The day he was diagnosed his blood was 99% infected with Leukemia cells and would have passed away within 3 days. With the help of Kosairs nurses and doctors he is making progress. But, it will be a long road to recovery."

So, here's the challenge. I also posted this in the FB Paper Hoarders group, but decided to open it to everyone who had time to send a smile.  What do you do???  You make a card for Aidan and mail it to me  ON or BEFORE Oct. 1 ... I will pick a RANDOM winner from the cards received to win :  Helmar 450, laces, and flowers. ( I'll even make a few and send) ..  I will post the winner Oct 6, 2011. (open to US residents due to shipping rates.. sorry)  You are welcome to send him a card at ANY time although for this challenge, we have to have a deadline. Does that sound FUN??? 
Mail your cards to: 
Tanya Stilwell
attn: Aidan Harris
P.O. Box 143
Cecilia, KY 
42724 
 Here is a recent photo of him. Isn't he a cutie patootie!!! 
He's making pancakes :) 
Thank you all for visiting and I pray that one day there will be a cure. Please keep Aidan and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Hugs,

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7 comments:

abirdonawire said...

Such a brave little boy! Love making a card for Aidan....

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Look at that cutie! :) Thanks for the info! :)

Erika Valdez said...

I am making a card for him right now :) He is adorable and such a brave boy! I will send you a card for him tomorrow!

Lots of Love,
Erika

Zeni said...

What a great thing to do! I will be sure to send out my card! Thanks for keeping us posted on his progress. I know I'm dealing with childhood cancer here in Miami as well and I had a cousin who passed away at the sweet age of 9 from cancer as well. So this is close and dear to my heart. love ya girl!

My Need 2 Craft said...

I will get a card out to little Aidan. He is in my thoughts. I do remember your last card drive for him. At that time my niece was nearing the end of her 2 1/2 years of treatment. And in April just before her 10th birthday she was done and is living a happy, healthy, leukemia free life. She still has her monthly checkups and so far so good I am happy to report. She had ALL also. Hang in there Aidan! You can beat this! Hugs!
Terri

~Christina~ said...

Just finished a fun card for him and it'll be in tomorrows mail :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

Awwwww.......I just wanna hug him up!!!! I see you are from Ceciela Ky....once upon a time I lived In Glendale!!! And Etown!! Small world!