Adopt a Pig is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services and coping mechanisms for patients and their families.
How the program works
- Pediatric cancer patients and survivors paint and decorate piggy banks.
- Sponsors adopt the piggy banks for an initial $25 fee and begin collecting donations.
- When each bank is full, the change inside is counted and a check is sent to Adopt a Pig. Sponsors keep the piggy bank as a personal reminder of a child’s fight against cancer.
For more information go to: http://www.adoptapig.org
Hi! My name is Emma Rose. I am a 17 year old Leukemia (ALL) patient. I was diagnosed with cancer in January, 2012. It has been a tough year, but I am finally starting to feel better. I am entering the maintenance phase of my treatment. Even though this is the “easiest” part of my treatment, it still consists of daily oral chemo and almost monthly spinal taps until May 2014. Since my diagnosis, many people have helped my family and me in many ways. Now, I want to do something to give back. I want to help other kids with cancer who are also being treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
We are always looking for comfort items the kids can use during their stay- especially pillow pets, soft blankets, fuzzy socks, gift cards (ideally $15 iTunes), lip balm, and mini hand sanitizers. We also have specific donation drives going on which you can learn more about in the posts. Right now we are doing a “Movie Night” donation drive. Since the children cannot go to the movie theater, I want to bring the movie theater experience to them. Please consider donating movies, microwave popcorn, and movie theater candy. We have a specific wishlist on Amazon if you are looking for ideas. Thank you so much!
Please make sure all donations are new and in their original packages.
All mail and packages can be sent to Emma Rose, PO Box 485, Thiensville, WI 53092. Thank you so much for your generosity! ♥ Emma Rose
Steven, a 23 year old young man, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in August 2010. His family needed 100.000 so they could fly Steven to Los Angeles, California and have an operation to remove the tumour.
They arranged to fly to LA and thankfully the operation was a success, but they only raised 40.000 so the rest they had to borrowed it. Stevens family is now raising money so they can give back all the money they borrowed, please lets help this family with a donation 🙂
For more information, go to: http://stevensfightingfund.co.uk/about-steven/
Donate here: http://stevensfightingfund.co.uk/donate/
On February 17, 2012, at exactly 5 1/2 years old, we took our boy Jake to a doctor’s appointment to try and figure out why in just one week he was bruising more than usual, had a very slight but persistent bloody nose, and was too tired to walk to school. Later that night we were stunned when he was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia. For reasons currently unkown, Jake’s bone marrow has stopped working – which means that it’s not producing red or white blood cells or platelets.
What does that mean?
– First, it means life as Jake knew it prior to Feb 17 has changed dramatically. Kindergarten has been replaced with a daily regime of medications and a weekly regime of doctor’s appointments, blood tests and transfusions.
– Second, it means life for our family now requires a crash course in pediatric hematology, homeschooling Jake and constantly struggling to figure ways to keep his life “normal” but safe for a creative, busy, happy kid with no immune system and dangerously low levels of blood in his body.
– Third, and most important, it means finding Jake’s cure, a bone marrow transplant.
To find out how you can help please go to: http://brentbishop.com/matchjake.org/how_you_can_help.html
In October 2010, little Liam was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called HLH. This disease can be fatal if not caught early. Liam is currently being treated with Chemotherapy and Stereoid to keep his condition under control until he can get a lifesaving Bone Narrow Transplant.
Visit: http://liamsjourney.com/ to read more of Liam’s story and how you can help.
This is an important cause for me and its personal, so i really hope i can count on with all of you for this. I just found out my friend Liz, was diagnosed with leukemia. I want to do all I can to help her and all the leukemia patients. First, please visit: http://www.lls.org/#/waystohelp/donate/ to donate to the leukemia & lymphoma society.
In spanish for the ones who live in Puerto Rico:
Se necesitan donantes de plaquetas. Servicios Mutuos (en la Ave. Ponce de León frente al Auxilio Mutuo), 787-751-6161. Llamar primero para cita para donación de plaquetas a nombre de Lyssette Cardona-Díaz, paciente en HIMA Caguas.
Thank you! Gracias! help spread the word please!
Kyle is a 4 year old boy who suffers of aplastic anemia and urgently needs bone marrow transplant, the donor has to be half asian half causcasian so please help spread the word so this family can find the donor! thank you!
To read more about Kyle story, visit: http://kyleneedsyou.org/