Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paper Piecings by Nikki - DT Offering - The Spirit of Caring


Good Monday, Crafties!  Today I'd like to talk a bit about the power of our hobby - sending one smile at a time with each card we make.  How can we be of help to a 4 year old who has cancer?  LoveBug Creations' friend and fellow crafter, Tanya Stilwell, brought Nathan Butler to our attention.  Here's a little info on Nathan:


Nathan’s Caring Bridge Page http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nathanbutler


"Hi! I'm Nathan and I'm 4 years old. I have stage IV Neuroblastoma.
Up until just a few weeks ago, my biggest trouble was my baby brother, Lukas. He is always in the middle of whatever it is I'm trying to do! Now, I have a much bigger fight on my hands. Cancer. It is scary, but I am a brave, strong boy and this will not define me! I have so many other fun things to think about! I love dinosaurs, trains, and hot wheels. Oh, and SUPER HEROS! My mom says this is fitting because she believes I am her super hero.This sounds about right because I know my daddy is a super hero and I hear a lot that I'm just like him! My journey to remission is just beginning so check back often and please continue to pray for me! " 

Breaks my heart to think of all that Nathan and his family are experiencing, so as this is my official day to post a DT project for PPbN I decided to share a card I've made for Nathan.  I used the Cat in the Hat pattern collection at PPbN.  Check out her lovely, unique patterns at http://www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com/



If you want to send a card to shower this little boy with friendship, please use this address:
Nathan Butler
c/o Tanya Stilwell, PO Box 143, Cecilia, KY 42724 (Let's flood Tanya's mailbox!!!)

Also, in the spirit of caring, two of PPbN's DT members, sisters Mandy and Mindy, are assisting their sister, Amanda Lease, with funeral costs incurred upon the sudden death of Amanda's fiancee, with whom she has three children.  PPbN created a touching pattern collection called Sisters Are Forever and the donations for this will go to help Amanda and her children. For more on this, go to http://www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com/item_216/Sisters-Are-Forever-Cutting-File-and-Donation-Set.htm

So the bottom line on all of this is - you can make a small difference in the lives of others through your crafting!  I urge you to make that difference............cyberhugs..........Mama LoveBug

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3 comments:

Paper Craft Island said...

Such a sweet post, Mom! Love your card for Nathan and I'm positive it'll bring a smile to his face!!! So great of you to do this!!!

xoxo
Kim

Tanya said...

How sweet of you to share this!! Thank you soo much!! Nathan will love your card!! You are surely a treasure!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Zeni said...

This is just so cute! Nathan is absolutely going to love it!