One day, not long ago, I visited Elijah in his Ninja Chef bedroom; I had brought his favorite plain hot dogs from Sonic and french fries. A delicious moment for a boy that could eat no food for nearly three years, and, who had never had a bedroom of his own - outside of the hospital -- for the preceding eight years. As we sat on his bed, lunching, that wonderful room wrapped its arms around us. The cozy warmth that so many gave through their time and talent could literally be felt emanating from the colors, images, fabrics and furnishings; it is no wonder Elijah has continued to heal. For Elijah's story watch the video below or read a little more about it here.
Not only did our volunteers help make dreams come true for Elijah, and his brother Isaiah, but, then you and many others reached out with kind comments (views or shares) from all over the internet and Facebook, earning a $1 donation for The Bone Marrow Foundation from us at Design Gives Back, for each comment or share. To date, there have been over 1,000 comments or interactions counted or reported to us! How do we do it? In good faith, our partners, volunteers, sponsors, and blog friends do the counting and let us know the outcome. Your words of belief have value to us. A heartfelt thank-you to all that helped with this effort. Together, we can change things.
Post: Kelee Katillac