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Bringing out the beads

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Good Cheer, projects | 0 comments

Bringing out the beads

For various reasons, not many kids at Children’s Mercy were up for leaving their rooms today so after dropping off some projects they could do bedside, we invited the moms to the playroom to dig into our wonderful stash of beads and jewelry making supplies. Thanks to a very dear friend that lives in Texas, we received a suitcase full of beautiful beads of all colors, shapes and designs along with the other supplies that go into making necklaces and bracelets.  It was a wonderful afternoon, watching the moms lose themselves for awhile in this great relaxing process, enjoying the peace and one another. We’ve brought out the beads several times at KU Med with the same wonderful experience and are always on the lookout for projects we can bring to the parents to help pass the hours of their long, stressful...

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Best Contest Ever

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Good Cheer, projects | 0 comments

Best Contest Ever

I always thought ugly Christmas sweater contests were sort of silly – until  today when we held a spectacular one on the pediatric floor of  the KU Medical Center. It was fabulous with 10 of the most outrageous works of art you can imagine.  The kids (and several moms) started with the not-so-attractive yellow tear away hospital gowns and adorned them with jewels, holiday greenery, pompoms (literally hundreds!), foam stickers, glittery garland and pretty much every other tacky treasure found in the Christmas clearance aisle at area craft stores. The best part was that kids of all ages got into the fun. AND everybody won a...

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