Words of Thanks 3

Happy Holidays Fairy Godmother Project! Please know the FGP is truly a godsend... help in any form while navigating pediatric cancer enables us to have some peace, fun, and joy. At this time of year your heartfelt assistance is an amazing gift. I can't speak for the entire pediatric cancer community but for me it helps makes me feel like we are not alone. The FGP is more then domestic assistance, their mere existence is support. They have our backs. Our family and friends are all supportive and loving but are not all local. The Fairy Godmother Project coupled with our family and friends completes the circle of support we need to travel this journey successfully. From the bottom of our hearts... thank you for the meals, the house cleaning, the organizing, and all of the support you provide.

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season, Happy New Year!!

- From a mom with a 5 year old with Leukemia

Word of Thanks 2

This is from another one of our families:

What the volunteers of FGP do for each family is beyond comprehension. For those of us who have a hard time accepting help (even in tough times) the angels from FGP are a Godsend. Coming home to a clean house (my favorite), to a wonderful meal is beyond words. Even the lawn service was more than we could imagine - we thought we could handle the fall leaves like we always do, but had a medical setback and just never got to it.
We think it is hard to put into words what the angels (more than volunteers) mean to us. We hope and pray that one day we can pay it forward.

-Parent of a teenager fighting Brain Cancer

A huge shout out to Merry Maids for donating their time and services to our families!
5104 Park Drive Unit 102
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(540) 907-4970

And to Grass Roots Lawn Service for their support

And all the amazing volunteers making meals and our hard working Meal Coordinator!!

Words of Thanks

Recently, the families we help were asked to express what their experience has been like with FGP. We will be sharing them with you over the next few days.

Here is our first entry:

There is no story book on how you should deal with Life. If there was, then dealing with your child having cancer would be much more easier than it has been for the last 5 months. You dont expect your child to ever know what the word "cancer" means especially as a child. But when it happens, you go through life with a different meaning than you had before diagnosis. Even as a Christian we are not promised an easy life or no heartache, however being a Christian makes this process have more meaning towards Life.

What does make this easier is having the volunteers who provide us with food each week, or gas cards, or photography. They are helping manage our life during these difficult times. Words can not express the thanks and gratitude I have for each and every volunteer at the FGP. I wish there was a word bigger than "Thank you" and if there was, that would still not be enough in my eyes. You all hold a very special place in my heart and just know that you are loved even without ever meeting you. Thank you for all you do and I pray you each have a healthy and happy 2012. God Bless.

Meg Brown
(mom of William)

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Or via his caringbridge site