Saturday, March 3, 2012

My bake sale kit came in the mail! So exciting!

Christmas in March! I ordered a bake sale supply kit from, and I was very excited to see that a couple of their sponors added a few items-- Glad tupperware added advocate buttons and stickers, and OXO added a really nice airtight donation jar (complete with label!).
The essentials for a super awesome bake sale.
When I first got this package, I was riding with my dad going to the doctor for a second round of an antibiotic shot, because my immune system and I have not been on good terms this semester. My personal struggle with classes and consecutive illnesses makes me all the more thankful that I can help small children that are suffering much more than I am. When ordering items from Cookies for Kids' Cancer, the organization gives you the option to choose where you want your money to go. I chose to donate my purchase's cost to central nervous system research, because the CNS is very near and dear to me-- I want to be a neurologist when I finish at St. Thomas and, God willing, enter and succeed in medical school. My reason for this specialization is that I want to give back to the doctors, researchers, technicians, and other people who made my triumph over grand mal seizures possible and who will hopefully help me to achieve a similar victory over absence seizures in the near future.

The next steps for me here are to finalize the date and location for my bake sale and to get an 48-hour ambulatory EEG over Spring Break. Hopefully both will go well, especially the former, as I want to hold the bake sale ASAP so that I can possibly host more than one over the course of the semester (and possibly for years to come!). I have a goal of $500 for each bake sale that I host. If I can have as many as possible, well, the proceeds will add up and will surely help cover the costs of research for children's cancer therapies. It's nigh unimaginable that such young people have to be asked to grow up so fast. I want to do all I can to give these kids the childhoods they truly deserve-- one free of chemotherapy, radiation, hospitalization, and pain.

In conclusion, I don't really know what to say. I can't wait to help with this cause, and I have so much hope that my efforts will go well. It's good to have hope when there seems to be reason for none, and for pediatric cancer patients, hope is a precious gift and a substrate for healing. God bless you all this coming week.

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