Tuesday, March 11, 2014


John Wayne once said, "Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway." 

I know a courageous little girl.  And now she has beads to show for it.  
Say what?
Check it out.  Because it has totally made.her.year.

They send her a bead for each medical challenge she overcomes.

This week she got over 300 in the mail when she made it to the top of the waiting list.
She is a survivor.

Mark Twain once said, "Courage is resistance to fear, the mastery of fear, not absence of fear." 

 I know a happy, brave little girl who has strands of beads longer than she is.
She has turtles and doves.
A red bead for a blood transfusion.
Glow in dark beads for each x-ray or MRI.
And a glass star for each surgery.

And yellow beads for each overnight stay in the hospital.
A fish for each out of town hospital that has treated her.
Over 100 rainbow beads for therapy sessions.
And her favorite bead, one that says, "Girl power."

Nelson Mandela once said, "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he is does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

I know a courageous little girl.
Her name is Brooklyn.
And I couldn't be more proud to call her mine.