On February 25, 2015 Sadie was diagnosed with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (or ALL B Cell). I first learned about Sadie via The Truth 365, while watching her first video (which you can watch, here). This awesome 9 year old explains why she believes people don’t want to talk about Childhood Cancer, and why they must.
Sadie’s hat was spun and knit out of Baby Love’s fiber, the band is made up of Patience (Baby Love’s Mom), Sunny, and Mamacita’s (Sunny’s Mom) fiber; it was spun by Janis D. and knit by Ann S.
Sadie also received an Enchanted Forest Coloring Book (donated by the artist/author, Johanna Basford); and Sadie also received an Emergency Clown Nose 😉 and a few other goodies, including a goodybag and a supersoft pink unicorn to cuddle.
Follow Sadie’s Journey on facebook.
We learned about Stephen from Willow and her Mom when they shared the story that his high school would not let him participate in the graduation ceremony in his cap and gown because he was 2.5 credits shy. This inspiring teenager battled Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, underwent a BMT (bone marrow transplant) in his junior year, and, while battling cancer, did I mention he was Student Body President, managed to get good grades and all he wanted was to graduate with his class? Instead, his school made him sit in the bleachers.
Stephen penned this post which I feel compelled to share again so more folks are aware of situations like these and can advocate for kids if need be. This should NOT be happening to cancer warriors. Kids battling cancer need all the love and support they can get.
Stephen’s hat is made out of Mischief’s fiber, spun and knit by Alison.
Please go show Stephen and his family love and support on his facebook page, Dwyer Strong.