Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Little Things Count
If you've ever wondered whether the small things you do in life matter then you should read this letter. My sister in law, Elaine makes toys for the Toy Society. She recently did a toy drop outside a Children's Hospital in Sydney. Someone found the toy and sent an email of thanks to Bianca who runs the Toy Society. She passed it onto Elaine.
Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Thank you for the toy.
Hello, my name is Kerrie. I am currently living at Ronald McDonald House Westmead whilst my 2 year old son has Chemotherapy to treat his Luekeamia. We live in Bellingen NSW and found out about Alex's cancer 3 days before Christmas. Since then there hasnt been alot to smile about. We take alot of walks as Alex also has a rare blood bacteria which means he can not play with the other immune suppressed children. He isnt allowed in communal areas including Starlight room, Playgrounds etc. His life is spent in issolation. Try telling a 2 yr old he cant play on the swings!! Its frustrating as we have a swing set and lots of activities at home but at the unit in issolation we have a courtyard with nothing in it. Im telling you all of this so you can really know how much finding your beautiful little hand made boy toy today on one of our walks really means. As it was on the Rememberance Statue i initially thought it was left as a token and when it said "Read Me" I thought it may have a story of significance. Alex thought he was lovely and smiled from ear to ear (something we dont see often these days). When i read he could keep him i litterally teared up with emotion. These are trying days and such a beautiful act of kindness should be recognised. Thank you so much from my family and especially Alex. You gave a little 2 year old boy going through the biggest fight of his life a reason to smile. He now has a friend to keep him company, he has called him 'Yellow'. I have as little reason as to know why?? but thats the name he's chosen. As i write this he is watching 'Bob the builder' with 'Yellow' perched beside him. So, Yes your beautiful toy has found a very good home with a very deserving boy and i am eternally gratefull. Such a wonderful thing to do.
May God Bless you and watch over you.
With sincere gratitude
Yes...the little things really DO matter. Good job, Elaine!
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