Sunday, September 1, 2013

Legos for Leukemia is Now Bricks for the Brave! Join Me for National Leukemia Month by Donating!


As many of you already know, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) on February 9, 2011. It has been two and a half years and I just reached the ultimate goal of a negative PCR!! I am still a bit shocked and also a bit wary but I am still celebrating! Living with a chronic cancer can be both challenging and frustrating but it also can be rewarding. Last year I delivered 100's of boxes of Legos, for kids with cancer, to St. Lukes, in Boise, Idaho and the Children's Hospital in Phoenix, Az. This was possible because of all of you! Your donations of Legos put the smiles on faces of many, many children fighting for their lives. And I would like to do it again this year!

September is National Leukemia Awareness month, the perfect time to put a smile on the face of a child, that is suffering from Leukemia. Legos for Leukemia is an organization that was started by a young man whose father died of cancer, while in the hospital he spent many hours building Legos with his father. After his father passed, he decided that it would be great to collect Legos for kids that were stuck in the hospital, in his father's honor. This organization is based purely on volunteer participation.

Unfortunately, Legos contacted organization and told them that they could no longer use the word "legos" in their logo, so while we will still be collecting Legos, the name will be changing; I believe that the new name will be "Bricks for the Brave." The hospitals that will be receiving the Leogs are St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, in Boise, Idaho and the Children's Hospital in Phoenix.

Please help me to honor and humor these brave little warriors with a set of Legos. Legos will help them pass the many hours of isolation that these kids spend waiting for and then recovering from a bone marrow transplant. Many children that are diagnosed with Leukemia will receive a bone marrow transplant. The “cure” rate of children with leukemia is generally higher than it is for adults; Thank God. But ask any child that has leukemia and they will be certain to tell you that the treatment to cure them is no “walk in the park”!

Jacob, aka “The Leukemia Slayer” is a young man that has been battling leukemia for several years. He has taken it upon himself to collect gifts many times throughout the year and is such an ambassador of good will, that you may like to become his fan! He is a fabulous inspiration to young and old!  He has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) since December 2, 2010 and will be in treatment until March of 2014. Please stop by and become a fan; you will be glad that you did!

Anyway, back to Legos for Leukemia; there are three easy was you can join me.
         1.       Purchase a set of Legos and either drop it off, or mail it to me.       
         2.       Purchase a gift card from either Walmart or Target and mail it to me; I will shop for you!
         3.       Shop at Amazon and have your choice sent directly to me; many of the Lego sets offer Prime Shipping  at no charge. I put a few suggestions here: Legos for Leukemia

As you can see, shopping online would probably be the easiest way for you to join my Legos for Leukemia drive. The kids and I appreciate all of you donations!

Thank you, in advance: 
Michele

Please send Legos to:
Michele Tschirhart
83 Falcon Dr
Boise, Idaho 83716

1 comment:

  1. Michelle, I live in Ct. and would love to do this here. Do u know if this is a National campaign. How can I find out?

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Bricks for the Brave!!