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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why We Do What We Do

(Note: I got this note after yesterday’s Hope for Henry Superhero Party at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.)

Dear Laurie and Julie,

On behalf of the pediatric patients and staff of Sinai Hospital, we would like to thank you again and again and again for the wonderful Hope for Henry Super Hero Party that you held today for the children. It was such an incredible success!  The patients ranged in age from 18 months to 20 years, and we can truly say that everyone had a great time. Not only did the patients enjoy it but so did the staff.  We think that it was because you are such wonderful people with whom to work.

Please keep up the great work.  What you are doing through the Hope for Henry Organization is truly making a difference in the lives of many children and their families. You really are bringing a lot of hope and joy into this world. You are truly our idea of what real super heroes are meant to be!


Laura Cohen, CCLS

Kristen Mylotte, CCLS

Saturday, March 13, 2010

You made the little princess feel like a queen.

“You made the little princess feel like a queen.”

That is the message I got today from the grandmother of a little girl undergoing a bone marrow transplant at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

She went on to say, “I just wanted to….no I really need to thank you for the birthday party you gave my grand daughter.  It tears my heart out that we were not able to give her a party like she so deserves and wanted.  Thank you for all that you did for her that day.  I  admire how your love for a perfect little boy has turned into the courage that he has taught you.  You have my  utmost respect for the ability to move forward in life with two boys by your side and one carried in your heart. I have heard you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of light that surrounds them.  I envision you surrounded by bright white angel wings.  Touching lives without judgment.  Understanding the needs of a family without a word spoken.   Holding the hand of someone crying tears of joy, tears of fear, or the tears of goodbye.  Not doing anything or looking for the right word to say.  Instead you demonstrate your gift of understanding by simply being there.”

Instead of spending her birthday in a cheerless hospital room, Emma has an over-the-top Disney Princess party with decorations, party hats, blowers, goody bags, balloons, gifts and so much more. Bringing smiles and laughter to faces of kids like Emma is exactly why we started Hope for Henry. And I’m so glad we did. If you want more information about Hope for Henry, please visit www.hopeforhenry.org.