Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta- Egleston Hospital

It was time for another classic For a Day Foundation event at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta- Egleston. This event was comprised of the classic events called “Queen for a Day” and “Hero for a Day”. As always, as we set up there were rumblings on the AFLAC oncology/Hemoc wing of the foundation being in the building. The moment we arrived for set up a Little Girl named Della was ready and waiting for the event to start. Unfortunately, the event was not starting for 2 more hours! Della was the sweetest Little Girl and wanted to get the show on the road. She stared us down and waited and waited….it must have seemed like forever for her. She was the first to arrive and one of the last to leave at the end of the day!

4aDayWebGallery2014-0140We had the usual craft table that consisted of picture frame making, fake tattoos, face painting, a make-up table that also had nail polish for manicures and pedicures, cookie decorating table from Alon’s Bakery, a chocolate fountain from Americare Alliance, made to order smoothies from Arden’s Garden, and a crowning station! Both the Dekalb Police department and the Dekalb fire department were at the event. The police had McGruff come to meet the children and the fire department brought their trucks along with lots of goodies for the kids. All of the kids had a fantastic time and are looking forward to another event. Volunteers: Jessica Black, Erix Grizzle Miss United States 2009, Lindsey Turner founder of Golden Soldiers, Atiya Crockett Miss Georgia International Junior Miss 2011, Amy Chroeng Miss Georgia National Teenager 2011, Jazz Wilkens Miss Georgia USA 2012, Amy from Alon’s Bakery, and Katie Higgins.
A special thank you goes out to our two professional photographers that spent the entire day with us: Paul Biagui and Jillian Hayes.

Thank you for capturing memories that will last forever in the hearts of these kids. Our sponsors: Alon’s Bakery, Americare Alliance, Arden’s Garden…you are the best and your constant support and love is what gets us from event to event. A special thank you to Wetzel’s Pretzels…a new addition to the family. Your last minute donation was loved by the children! Queens: 12 Kings: 6

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Thank you to everyone who sent Jacob love for his last Christmas. He's earned his angel wings. We wish his family peace and comfort. #livelikeapenguin ...

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Jacob’s passing with you. On Sunday, November 19th, 2017, at just 9 years old, Jacob passed away peacefully following his 4 year battle with neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer that most commonly affects children ages five or younger, and it accounts for 7 out of 10 childhood cancers. Every year, 800 new children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the United States alone. It is tragic, and more research and resources are needed to continue fighting for a cure. We hope that Jacob’s story and the enormous outpouring of support from around the world will have a lasting impact on raising awareness for this disease. We hope that donations will be made, and a cure will be discovered as a result. Each and every person who sent Jacob a Christmas card, a gift, a Facebook message or video, or a prayer made a difference in the final days of his life. You brought Jacob joy, and you brought us all optimism for the future. Thank you for taking the time, and taking an interest in our sweet boy’s journey. Sadly, there are many others like him that we hope you will continue to help. We owe a deep gratitude to the people and organizations who have helped us along the way, including the staff at the The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To make a donation in Jacob’s honor, please do so at Operation Gratitude, to a penguin rescue group, or pay it forward in your community. Do something for others, donate blood and platelets, or use your talents to bring shelter, nourishment or joy to those in need in honor of Jacob’s memory. And most importantly, always remember to #LiveLikeAPenguin for Jacob. Photo by Amazing DJ Music

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Brantley has a brain tumor. He wants to surround his family with Christmas spirit so he's collecting ornaments from around the world. Here is how you can help: on.11alive.com/2AQ39Ko

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Thank you to everyone who made a card for Jacob Thompson’s Journey! ...

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