So before I begin, let's remember this entire post is from only my experience. I don't have any significant experience with other hospitals. Also, I love Christmas more than anyone.
What I love about Christmas is finding the perfect gift. I have never been one to set a certain price or a certain number of gifts. It just has to be one perfect gift. It has to be thoughtful, and the
person has to know it was not random or obligatory. Because of those rules, I sort of shy away from the tremendous gift giving to kids with cancer at this time of the year. They are doing just fine. Lots and lots of people step up, and the kids have a great Christmas for the most part. We all know it sucks and is hard but at Seattle Children's, nary a child is forgotten.
So, The Wishing Rock Project is not going to do anything for the children. We are going to continue to be there to support the Moms. We are going to continue to visit the hospital, seek out new families and try our best to visit as much as we can. Deliver as many Starbucks Cards, reusable bags, windchimes, and beads of endurance and, of course, some chocolate.
We think this is a good idea because as soon as Christmas is over, Cancer is still there. Moments of forgetting are real and necessary but having the strength to keep going is also a requirement.
Please. after all the Holiday Season chaos is over, remember Cancer World is still there.