I have to tell you Maddie's story. She is a sweet little 2 year old girl fighting the big battle of cancer. She was diagnosed at 20 months old with a rare form of brain cancer. Her family is constantly trying to fundraise for a cure for childhood cancer. We need this so bad and I hope that people realize the importance of how just a small donation can make a different. Her father is currently seeking sponsors for The Ultimate Hike in Atlanta, Georgia. Him and his brother will be hiking 28.3 miles of Appalachian Foothills Trail in ONE day, in efforts to raise money towards finding the cure for children's cancer, the #1 cause of death by disease in children. This is taking place on October 1st, 2011 and they are trying to reach the goal of $5,000. Up to date, they have raised $780. You can see their team site by clicking here. Again every little bit helps. Just this week I heard from my good friend Kimi of a sad story, a 14 year old girl lost her battle to cancer. She was in her nieces' class. I can only imagine what that family is going through and this is one of the many stories that should prompt us to help in any way we can. I hope that you will consider making a small donation to Team Maddie Star in an effort to find a cure for this horrible disease. I gave up my crafting money for a month to donate to their cause. Won't you consider doing something similar?
Now let's move on to things that make us a little happier. Here are the pictures of the explosion box for Maddie:
I used My Creative Time's Inspiring Words Stamp set for the outside of the box, but made it very much family oriented (Live, Laugh, Love, Dream). I really hope they like it!! I'm only able to blog about it because they don't follow my blog (hehehe... sneaky ah?). Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day! God bless!