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.


Mimi said...

She has been a brave and courageous girl. Love her soooo much.

JenHeath said...

I'm so glad you guys enjoyed these. I think they are so pretty. I'm sure you've seen on Facebook, but I just did a mini photo session of Jax giving my friend Patrick (colorectal cancer) his beads (adult onc program). THEY ARE PRICELESS! What I love most about the beads ... is looking at how different each person's are depending on their diagnosis. Jackson's has TONS of fish and TONS of bumpy beads (long distance travel and mobility challenges) ... and then Patricks is full of gray and black for his unique challenges. So neat! Love you all!