Monday, 25 May 2009

Session 4/12: Hope & Buddy - Cancer Fighters!

I had a wonderful "care package" sent to me from my friend K in America, I think I have told you about it before. My darling husband took this photo while I was blogging, wearing a couple of the items sent. A gorgeous, soft, lilac scarf and a pink hat which is never far from my head these days!
The care package contained a whole treasure trove of goodies. Bracelets and tokens to lift my spirits, which they did. I was in awe!
Two items were a lilac bunny and a super soft lilac American Cancer teddy bear. I decided to call them Hope and Buddy.
My little boy has ASD and I introduced Buddy and Hope to him one night when he was particularly over wrought. We were lieing in bed and in my dreadful American accent introduced him to the "Cancer Fighters". They told him who had sent them to me and why. They asked him for his help in looking after me (his mum). Smiles, strokes and laughter followed.
My son loves anything that is super soft. He snuggles my silky pj's, curls up in my woollen blankie.... so moments later, I turned to find my little man had rolled over clutching the Cancer Fighters close to his chest, fast asleep!
Since then, my son makes sure that the cancer fighters are on my pillow each and every day.


  1. What a charming and inspiring post.

    I start my first cycle of chemo tomorrow and I was curious what fate awaits me and thought I should see what the experience of others has been.

    Thank you.

  2. It's such a pleasure to get a care package ... always fun to look at all the goodies.

  3. That is a wonderful story. How blessed both you and your child are!

  4. Wonderful Sara, I am in awe of you and how you are coping with everything! Thinking of you always and sending my love and hugs, Sharon xxx

  5. What a wonderful gift.. and well done you for blogging, i enjoy reading all whats going on.
    much love xx

  6. Hi Sara, the hat and scarf look great! Isn't it wonderful when the kids enjoy the care packages as much as we do? Have a good day...

  7. I love surprises and those are the best kind.. Hope you are doing well Sara...Alli XXOO


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