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Today we celebrated Dr. Seuss Day (the real holiday is March 2nd) with a wonderful Dr. Seuss themed Story time For a Day hospital event! We were also very lucky to have a special guest reader, Phil Habuda, a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton…one of our very supportive sponsors! He was a fantastic reader and the kids LOVED listening to him!Storytime 2a He read Dr. Seuss books with a “Cat in the Hat” hat and the children were able to make their own Cat in the Hat headpiece! We gave them some Story time snacks to enjoy while they listened to story time. After the stories were complete, we had each child design their very own story time pillow cases to help with catching their dreams while they are in the hospital! They loved it and some beautiful creations were designed! We also gave out the cult favorite Story Time blankets that were DONATED by and CREATEDStorytime 8 by the children of The Davis Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.   These children spent an entire morning learning about the foundation back in December and created many blankets for the children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We love giving out these special care packages –fleece blankets, a notebook, pen, handmade crocheted cap, and special Disney story time book-and the children love taking them home. This special addition to our program is all the brainchild of Copelyn Jue, an amazing high school student that created Blanket Buddies at the age of 14 years old. She is now 18 and her mother, Debi Jue has sat on the Atlanta board for two years.Storytime 10 We could not do what we do without special people like Copelyn, Debi, and Phil!We are proud to say that we are now hospital wide so our program is open to tons more children and we are proud to work with Laura Schiener, the volunteer services coordinator for the entire hospital. She is a true blessing to work with and has a true talent and passion for her job! Here are some pictures that were snapped at the event!

Storytime 11We are proud to welcome Anna Williams to the For a Day Atlanta Board for the 2014 year! She was instrumental in the planning of our fundraiser last year and truly blew us away with her dedication to the cause before she had ever even experienced an event herself. Her selfless and pure dedication to the cause made her the perfect choice to take a spot on the 2014 board! During the Story time event in January, she sang Disney songs with the children as they created their blankets..the children were in ahhhh listening to her beautiful voice and loved hearing them join in as well! She was a true hit at the event and proved once again that she is the perfect fit for the foundation! Great things to come with Anna in our corner!


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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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