When my quilt guild has the bags filled with quilts ready to take to Georgetown in D.C. or Sinai in Baltimore, I am over the moon with gratitude (there's that moon again...third time this week!). I am thankful for both the quilters who dedicate their time and talents, and the recipient (patients) who will have one selected for them through the childlife specialist, art therapist or social workers on staff. It's a great relationship we have with these great institutions and I am proud to be a part of this giving community.
And yesterday, while Ryan had a regularly scheduled appointment with his oncologist, Dr. Shad, at Sinai, lo and behold, we walked into a decorated "Happy Birthday" exam room that was totally unbeknownst to us. It truly was a great gesture, along with the cupcakes and a gift card from the Hope for Henry Foundation. Unexpected, all of it, but nice for Ryan, even at 23 years old! So a HUGE shout of Thanks to everyone at Sinai and Hope for Henry that brought birthday joy to my boy!
Photos of Danielle and Kelly, art and childlife specialist at Sinai, and Ryan in the decorated exam room