March 29 - MD Anderson - Queen & Hero for a Day

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.

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.  

February 14 - Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center

February 14 - Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center

​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. 

First Family Day Experience in Houston

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. 

September 13 - Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic

September 13 - Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic

Our morning at Texas Children's Clinic was filled with so much laughter that all our cheeks hurt from all the smiling and laughing. We interacted with 22 girls and 12 boys. They were so excited to see us! After the flooding that Houston has faced from Harvey, this event was very special to me and my volunteers and I do believe the kids really appreciated the distraction. Today has been an absolute pleasure and I truly appreciate being a part of this organization.