Our biggest visit yet! 32 girls and 38 boys!
This month is a very special month for For a Day Foundation since we are celebrating our 19th anniversary. This organization has been providing so much joy to the children with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Our event in June was at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematologist Center. There were 20 girls and 15 boys that joined us to have a fun time while having for their treatment or waiting for their doctor's appointments. We had two super heroes in our event, Captain Marvel and Spider Man. The children loved to see them and take pictures with them. There was a little girl that did not want to go see the doctor, but thanks to our volunteer Amanda and the super heroes, she calmed down and went. We even have a picture of her smiling with Captain Marvel and Spider Man before she went. We had our Polaroid camera so the children could take a picture home.
We had different craft activities such as a super hero/princess picture frames that they were able to decorate. We also had a super hero poster which was really fun to make it. Their favorite craft was to color their own super hero draw string bag. We also had tiaras and super hero capes & masks. There was a little girl that decided to wear a tiara and a super hero cape. There was also make up and nail polish for the queens, which most of them love to have.
Our event couldn't end without an amazing lunch donated from our anonymous donor, who we are very grateful for. He is always so happy to provide the lunch for the children and their families. He served rice, beans, chicken, and beef. We also brought water and juice. We served lunch for 80 people.
Many of the children come with their family and friends who provide support while they fight this battle against cancer.
Special thanks to our volunteer Rosane Lotz, Viviane Almeida, Chris Gintijo, Amanda Klein, and Lesha Wincher. We are also grateful for our sponsors: Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Center, Goldfish Swim School, Smile Sonrisa Dental, and California Pizza Kitchen.
PS: Our event is only made possible because of the donations we receive. We bought nail polish, make up, craft activities, plates, drinks, utensils, and paid for the super heroes. We hope that YOU become a part of our organization. You have the power to change a day for a child who is battling cancer by making a donation today.
Today we were very excited about our event at MD Anderson, at which we distributed the books from our book drive to children and teenagers receiving treatment. Thanks to our donors, we were able to accrue $300.00 worth of books; in addition, Usborne gave us $150.00 more in books. We served 6 girls and 4 boys.
On the way to MD Anderson, one of our volunteers, Rosane, and I picked up lunch which was generously donated by Great Wraps. When we arrived at MD Anderson, we were met by four volunteers, two wearing tiaras and the other two wearing superhero capes.
We set up a table with all the books and bags. Another table had tiaras, superhero cape-and-mask kits, and wigs from Magic Yarn. Magic Yarn's Louisiana Chapter always sends the most beautiful princess wigs and superhero hats for us to distribute to the children. At another table, we had food and drinks for the family and patients. We fed people thanks to Great Wraps. There was another table with different crafts activities. We had bookmarks for the children and teenagers. We also had puppet table so the children could make their own puppets. We also had another table with makeup and nail polish for the girls who wanted to have their own makeup and their nails done.
Three Balloons Entertainment was invited to our event to do a puppet show for the children. Leo created an amazing puppet show for the children and the teenagers.
The child life assistant told me that two of the children who were at the event had not left their rooms in a couple of days and it was so nice to see them happy enjoying the puppet show. One was a boy who was two years old. When he entered the room, he looked like he wasn’t feeling very well. His mother was holding him and he had his head on her shoulder. However, little by little he started to looked happier every time he saw something that he liked; for instance, when he choose his two favorite books, and especially when he was looking at the puppet show.
We had an amazing group of volunteers one from Global Welding Services as well as from Shell Outpost and family members of Shell employees.
We want to thank everyone who participated at our event and specially to Great Wraps for donating the lunch. Thank you to Three Balloons Entertainment for providing such an amazing puppet show, and to our donors and sponsors. We thank everyone who help support the Houston Chapter of For A Day Foundation. Because of you, every month we are able to make a bad day into a good day for at least one child undergoing treatment. Our hearts overflow with gratitude.
Thanks to our donors, three tables were set up for costumes: one with all different types of glittery tiaras, one with superhero capes and matching masks, and one with gorgeous yarn wigs generously donated by The Magic Yarn Project. One large table was set up with assorted Valentine’s Day crafts and another had princess makeup kits and nail polish sets.
We had our first mission completed in Houston!
We were able to take Nolan, who is 6 years old, to see a super heroes show called Marvel Universe Live! Nolan was super happy about the show. He was wearing the costume of the Hulk. He went to the show with his brother and his parents.
The mom stated “ It was so good. We had front row seat! The boys were freaking out! We were so close! We love it!”
We want to give special thanks to @MarvelOnTour for donating the tickets to Nolan and his family.