When Emma was going through treatments, we heard about something called a Joy Jar. All I knew at the time was that it was some type of charity that sent jars of goodies to kids fighting cancer. I signed Emma up, and without too much of a wait we received a jar full of fun toys and games for Emma.
Fast forward a few years. Sometime over the summer I was contacted to help promote a book during September--Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I said I would be happy to help promote the book, which was touted as "an inspiration that would motivate a person to do something when they read the story of the girl behind this movement of hope."
I received the book in the mail at the beginning of September, and I started reading. Low and behold, it was the story of Joy Jars! I started reading it that very night. I shed tears, but I also smiled. What an inspiration this little girl was!
I can't recommend it enough, and I hope you'll check out Never Ever Give Up: The Inspiring Story of Jessie and her Joy Jars.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Did you know? September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Families across the country have been working hard over the last few years to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research, and local communities have slowly been getting behind the effort. I am excited to announce the tireless efforts of many families in my own community, and I hope that even if you're not local to me, you will work with others in your community to do the same! September 12 will be superhero dress up day, and we encourage folks to take a selfie and post it on social media to spread the word. Then, September 13 will be the official Superhero Fun Day. My own girls are excited to be part of the fun, as you can clearly see! To learn more, I encourage you to check out the Superhero Facebook page or the official Superhero Fun Day website.