Monday, January 19, 2015

Kelsey’s Dream™ December Recap

Many Modular Home factories and builders are supporting Kelsey's Dream. Please take the time to learn how you can help children with cancer.

Adopt a Hopper

Adopt a Hopper to place in the arms of a child with cancer over the holidays. You can adopt Hopper the Cancer Crusher for a friend, a family member, and more! A donation of $20 allows Kelsey's Dream™ to provide Hopper the Cancer Crusher to a child with cancer.

Hopper is a play therapy toy for children undergoing treatment for cancer. Hopper is a very special toy because he comes with a mediport that is similar to the one that patients receiving chemotherapy have. This not only serves as a similar companion to children, but Hopper also acts as a liaison between doctors, parents, and children.

You can adopt Hoppers at Art of Living Design Studio or Country Farm & Home Gift and Garden Center now until Christmas day! You will get a card that says Hopper has been given to a child in your, your friend's, your family member's honor, to give to that person.

Kylie is the Featured Speaker at Modular Home Builder Breakfast

Kylie Kuhns, Founder of Kelsey's Dream™ was the featured speaker at Modcoach’s January Modular Home Builder breakfast, in Frederick, Maryland. Thank you  Modcoach (Gary Fleisher) for your support of Kelsey's Dream™.

Angel Tree

This year during the holiday season, Kelsey's Dream™ is focusing on the children we care so deeply about. We will be helping local families in the community that have a child battling cancer with their Christmas gifts. As every year, we will have tags hanging on a tree at Art of Living Design Studio. You can come by and pick out a tag to help these families from 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Gifts must be dropped off by December 10th!

Friend with Hopper

This is Quinn!! He loves Hopper the Cancer Crusher. You can help him and his brothers this Christmas by stopping by Art of Living Design Studio and getting an angel tree tag to give them a surprise, this Christmas. "Like" this picture if you think Quinn is absolutely adorable!!

Katelyn Sheesley: December Young American

Congratulations to Kelsey's Dream™ volunteer Katelyn Sheesley, who received Young American for December. Katelyn is a dedicated volunteer for Kelsey's Dream™ and was named Kelsey's Dream™ Volunteer of the Year in 2011. A well deserved recognition. We are proud of you Katelyn!!

Our Friend Lucy

Say Happy Birthday to our adorable friend Lucy! Not only is Lucy 18 months old tomorrow, but Lucy just celebrated "Happy Transplant Day" on Monday. Lucy received a cord cell transplant. She is a patient at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she loves their Philly Cheesesteaks. Lucy has AML Leukemia and HLH. She is wearing a "Happy Transplant Day" t-shirt that Kelsey's Dream™ provides to all transplant patients at #‎CHOP. You can see our logo on Lucy's right shirtsleeve.

Give a shout out to Lucy!!! Happy Transplant Day Lucy, from Kelsey's Dream™. Like this post just because she is just absolutely adorable!!

Intern Rebecca

Kelsey’s Dream™ intern Rebecca Procopio delivered twenty-one Paddy the baby Penguin plush toys to Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville. Tracey Craddock, a Child Life Specialist at the hospital, was there to accept the fuzzy companions to give to Pediatric Oncology inpatients the week of Christmas and on Christmas day.

This donation of penguins was possible thanks to Robin Beck. She performed this kind and generous act in memory of her sister-in-law who lost her battle to cancer. Robin, an AVON representative, held a fundraiser for the Nagel family. She gave those buying the Penguin the option of donating the penguin back for children in the hospital during Christmas.

Thank you so much to Robin for her kind heart during this holiday season.

It is amazing how generous school children can be! After hearing a presentation from Kelsey’s Dream™, the kindergarten students of West Snyder Elementary School in Beaver Springs, PA decided to take part in the organization’s snack pack program. This special program gives the opportunity to the community to collect snacks to deliver to the pediatric oncology unit of Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, PA. The kindergarteners collected snacks, and intern Rebecca Procopio delivered the snacks today! Thank you kindergarteners!

Donation from our Friend Gabe

Gabe Butterworth is a first grader at Meadowbrook Christian Academy in Milton. He made these holiday signs and sold them to raise money for Kelsey’s Dream™. Gabe raised $86! Thank you, Gabe, for your kind heart and generosity!

Hopper in Florida

Hopper has hopped to Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida!

Hopper has hopped to University of Florida health in Gainesville, Florida!

Hopper has hopped to Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida!

Hopper in Michigan

Hopper has hopped to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Hopper in Georgia

Hopper has hopped to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia!

Hopper in Oregon

Hopper has hopped to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon!

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