Friday, February 3, 2012

American Fork Hospital

Today we delivered 300 books to the American Fork Hospital. Sharon Harris met us at the door and accepted the books from us. She had me fill out a Volunteer Hours form. I left the amount of hours blank because who really can keep track of the time me, my family and friends and all of you have put into making this project such a success. I really can’t take credit for all of it. After I gave her the form she marked down 50 hours and gave me my copy.

Sharon said the Hospital was very excited about the donation! One of the ways they were planning to use the books was in The Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Center at their location. She said there are so many children and youth that come in for IV Therapy. The books will offer a distraction for many of those children.

I was excited to hear about this use of the donated books!

Over 200 of our books were donated by a very good friend of mine from Oklahoma. This friend of mine is the mother to Amazing Gracie. Gracie at just 3 years old was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in March of 2010. Gracie received clean scans in June of 2011 after a difficult battle. Gracie & her family are such an amazing examples to me and many others. Gracie’s sweet mom has offered so many words of comfort to me, even though she herself has been dealing with her own grief in watching her beautiful little girl fight such a difficult battle. I have truly grown to love this family for their support and great example to me. I am so excited & honored that our book drive will be able to help entertain more children who are fighting their way through cancer like Gracie has.

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  1. We took my 23 month old son to the American Fork ER a few weeks ago for stitches and while we were waiting, there were a stack of books donated by you that we were able to read to my son, to distract him from the pain. One of the books that we read, Stretch by Doreen Cronin, he just absolutely fell in love with, I started reading that and it was like he wasn't in any pain at all! The hospital let us bring the book home, and he still asks me to read it to him every day. Thank you so much for your time and donation, it made my son's hospital visit much more pleasant!

    1. Thank you for letting us know about your experience with the books we donated. I was so excited to see your comment. It means the world to us when people let us know that our book donations are being enjoyed.