Written by Julia Fegley On March 21, 2019, I was blessed to meet with thirty-four children at Willow Hill United Methodist Church to design superhero capes to give as gifts showing love and encouragement to children at the Heller Center for Kids with Cancer at OSF Healthcare Children's Hospital. Children were asked to think of a superhero trait that could help to "knock out cancer." Shelly Lee, a speaker from OSF talked to the kids about how to be friends with a child who is sick and gave children a safe place to ask any questions about cancer and friendship. Children brought donations that added up to $800 to give to the Michael P Brown Colon Cancer Foundation. When Michael passed away, my daughter, Evelyn's first response was, "Well, can't the PAME kids do something to fix it." While we can't fix it, we can help raise money for the foundation that researches the rare form of colon cancer and even more importantly give children a chance to learn and make the world a better place. A fun and unexpected surprise was that WMBD came and did a sweet story on our event. Watch the WMBD news story.
All of Brownie Troop 1000 participated and even sponsored the purchase of materials. Thank you so much to that amazing group of girls! Also thank you to Willow Hill Church for donating the space and furniture and helping me to get everything set up and organized for the event!
Michael Brown's boys came to play in our treehouse and accept the donation on behalf of the Michael P. Brown Colon Cancer Foundation.