Children's Security Blanket - Wrapped In Hope And Love
My Giving Story
I love music and dancing. One of my favorite songs is Ron Kenoly’s – Give and It Will Come Back To You In Good Measure, Pressed Down Shaken Together and Running Over… How You Give Is A Reflection Of Your Gratitude…
I believe that the more we give, the more blessings we receive. Thus, in my everyday life, I try to give back at least as much as I have received.
As we make our communities better, we create a better future for our children and those who will come after them.
I want to share a story about a nonprofit that leverages its limited resources by helping young children living with cancer.
One evening, as I watched the ‘Wrapped in Hope and Love’ video presented by the Children's Security Blanket, the tears streamed down my face. Young children under ten years old jumped around Camp Victory (summer camp) without a single care in the world. A little boy had been given the opportunity to ride a horse and was beaming with such pride. Watching several terminally ill children bonding and smiling at each other ignited my hope in humanity. That night, I wrote my first check to the Children's Security Blanket.
In addition to providing terminally ill children with special blankets, the Children’s Security Blanket of Spartanburg provides financial and emotional support to families of children facing cancer. Through the sparse resources available to the Security Blanket, families receive financial aid for transportation, lodging, meals, and recreation. A refuge for families with children living with cancer, the Security Blanket is there to support these children during spinal taps, blood transfusions, surgeries and multiple hospital stays.
Considering the impact of the Security Blanket’s work, I would be thrilled to see them receive additional funds for their services.
For additional information, please visit The Children's Security Blanket at http://www.childrenssecurityblanket.org/
Review from #MyGivingStory
My son was diagnosed at the age of 13 with stage 2 hodgkins Lymphoma. Within days of this terrible day, i was sitting at the Children's Sercuity Blanket with Tom. He was so nice and encouraging. They helped us with gas money and prayers. Zack has attended Children's Security Blanket parties and dinners and has had a great time. They have called and check on us, they have given us blankets, toys, and household items. They have been a blessing and I hope if anyone is going thru something like childhood cancer that they reach out to Childrens Security Blanket. They are AWESOME.
Our son was diagnosed at age 10 with leukemia. He required 3 1/2 years of chemo and has only in the past few weeks finally finished his treatment and had his port removed. He is in remission and 14 years old. Children's Security Blanket was the first organization and the only organization in Spartanburg that reached out to help us. They visited our home and asked how they could help. They presented our son with a blanket with his name on it. They gave us gas cards to cover our mileage for round trips to the hospital 50 miles round trip, many times a week for years! Every summer they held a pizza party at the local outdoor swim park and also a delicious holiday dinner. The get-togethers have been a great chance to meet other families who also have children in treatment for cancer.