I can't even begin to thank 1Boy4Change for all the encouragement he brings to myself and others. First of all, I'm amazed that he does this completely by himself. I know it takes a lot of time and dedication, especially for someone who also has chronic illnesses. When I applied for my warrior beads, I was having a tough time coming to terms with the many diagnosis's I had recently received. What Chris does makes it very obvious that I'm not alone in my battle. Each color or type of bead represents something different in my medical journey. I was astonished when I received them and saw just how many there were. I now hang them on my IV pole when I do my infusions. It reminds me just how far I've come and just how strong I am. I now keep count of things so I can apply for more beads in the future. None of this would be possible without donations and the generosity of others! Thanks again, my warrior beads are the best!
Chris has inspired me to be a better person. Not to many people can cross your path and make a lasting impression on one's life. He has taught me to believe, be caring, to take a step back and see others as they should be seen. Some people want to meet celebrities of some sort in their life time. I just want to meet chris. He gives and gives, always willing to take that extra step, and always with a smile. He will always be that special person in my life, as he is to so many others.
I don't believe I can say enough good about this young man and his organization....his selflessness in the face of his own adversity is overcoming....His Warrior Bead program is truly unique.......imagine rewarding someone for doing such ordinary things ...as in the case of my g-daughter just getting up in the morning.....she was being bullied beyond belief in school...Chris sent her a note and a HERO key chain comprised of Warrior Beads....she still uses it as a reminder that she IS someone ....it's very difficult for children...grownups too ....when your disability can't be seen.....life is full of choices and Chris has made some very good choices...I am happy to call him my friend and happy to help him in any way I can...all his supplies for this program come from donations ...hundreds of people benefit from his Warrior Beads...It's a wonderful program ...and what is the saying...And a child shall lead them....
Thank You 1Boy4Change for all the love and support of my 2 grandchildren...one with Chiari and the other with Bullying issues...your Warrior beads were the spark that gave them hope. She carries her house key on her key chain. He has not strung his beads but looks at them often and knows that someone else with a chronic illness shares his pain. It is difficult to be a teenager but a teen in pain is more so. As a grandparent who loves them both I Thank You from the bottom of my heart Chris.
There isn't a better non profit around. Great program! My nephew is a proud warrior, and the organizer, Chris, has been absolutely phenomenal in his support for this group! Highly recommended.
I found this nonprofit through Facebook, and I discovered a young man who is doing a lot for others, not only kids with illnesses but also K9. It has a beautiful cause that gives hope and companionship to many children who spend time in hospitals and doctor's offices. It gives them strength to continue, and is generating a change not only in these guys, but in those of us who follow them in social networks. I'm sure his parents are very proud of him.
I was able to get my beads and love them so much!!! I’ve had so much happen in my life I only did the past year and would love to continue to add on every year!
1Boy4Change, has changed they way I look at how sick children are viewed. Christopher makes their stay in the hospital more tolerable. By giving them the beads and other things he sends them he gives them something to hope for
Also he is a very big supporter of the local K( units by making sure that they have heat alarms and 1st aid kits.
Christine Trainer Fresno, California
I feel that 1Boy4Change, is awesome. I truly believe that this young man truly loves his work. He provides K-9 units and handlers with equipment to do their job safely.
He provides young people with a distraction during their illness with his Warrior Bead program. He is a example of what young people should be.
The entire world could learn alot grom Chris. Not only does he work with different Sheriffs departments he does his own charity
I have participated as a volunteer at 1Boy4Change since the beginning. I have watched it grow and change. I have witnessed the programs bless the lives of so many participants. I am so proud to be a part of the 1Boy4Change organization.
I have seen this young man in action for almost 6 years now. He gives his heart to the programs of 1Boy4Change. He is dedicated and professional well beyond his years! A very good organization to get behind and support!
Keep up the great work!
The beads make me feel like a warrior. I have so many and I'm still here, like.. Look how far I've come in life and I'm still smiling. He's doing an amazing thing for people with illnesses and disabilities. I love this!
Chris is an amazing young man at 1boy4change. He creates warrior beads for ill people all over the world . Chris also participates in securing vests for k9 dogs. Heat monitors for police cars with k9 's. First aid kits for police cars. He is very unselfish and even though he's not well himself he always is thinking of others and how to make others lives better
Hello My Name is Norma Jean Grass and I live in the great state of Maine...I met Chris Carswell thru facebook a few years ago and seeing what he did and has gone thru in his short life time just made me to want to help him any way that I could..I support all the good things he is doing with the Warrior Bead Program what he does with the Dog Programs he has been in and not with the Program he is in with horses...He is 1 awesome young man making a huge difference in this world today...May God Bless him in what ever comes his way for he never turns down a challange...
I've been following Chris Carswell and 1Boy4Change for several years now. He was a child of 13 or 14 when I came to know of him through SD Bronx and his warrior beads program. I have never met a teenager with so much love and care in his heart for others. Chris puts his own pain and suffering to the side for the benefit of children who are ill, and his K9 protection program. He brings joy to both young children and adults. Chris Carswell is truly a young hero who will do great things in the future.
I met Chris at an equestrian event and was immediately impressed with his commitment to overcoming his disabilities to help others. His story is amazing and so is he! I would encourage everyone to help him reach his goals.
I have followed this young man's story over the last several years. He continues to amaze and inspire me. His courage and dignity in the face of constant challenges, both medical and personal is a testimony to the power of faith. In spite of the obstacles his courage never seems to falter and his compassion for others shines brightest in hard times. Chris works tirelessly through his nonprofit activities to improve and enhance the lives of others. Even now, in the midst of a terrible personal tragedy he continues to focus on what he can do for others. His energy and creativity keep him on the path to changing our world for the better.
Chris is an awesome young man even when he is not feeling well due to various illnesses himself he still gives. Chris is not a quiter he just keeps going & giving asking nothing in return if anyone deserves to keep their nonprofit it is him; he works tiredlessly on his projects always giving & giving I love this young man with all my heart.
Oh my goodness where to begin. Chris Carswell & 1Boy4Change is a nonprofit that does awesome work for children,K9's, & the thin blue line. He gives & gives & asks nothing in return even though he has many health issues that he deals with on a day to day basis. I have the honor of knowing him personally which makes me feel blessed. Go to his 1Boy4Change & read of all the fabulous things he does you won't be sorry!
An incredible charity run by an amazing young man. The warrior bead program enables people battling their own medical conditions to tell their story. Each bead represents courage and strength. They mean so much to the people who receive them.