Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta- Egleston Hospital

Today we had a Superhero for a Day event and the kids loved it! At the event we had the following stations: a superhero obstacle course, decorate your won superhero, a caricature artist station to create your very own superhero (Vincent Wolf You ROCK), a make-up and face painting station, a superhero creation station that included capes, masks, tutus, headpieces, jewelry, silly glasses, and other fun accoutrements, a craft station to create your own masks and last but not least a station called superhero tattoos! The room was jam packed with entertaining things for the kids to do. Also, we brought in some cupcakes to make sure they were getting the correct amount of “sugar high” from the event! We had a very special guest join us at this event, SUPERMAN! Yes, one amazing volunteer dressed up as SUPERMAN and even signed autographs for the kids.

4aDayWebGallery2014-0022A special thank you to Lindsey Turner of the Golden Soldiers! The fun did not stop there…Q, the fire rescue Dalmatian, came to show the kids how to stop, drop, and roll. The kids were lucky to also have McGruff make another appearance and one Little Girl fell in love with him!

A special thank you goes out to Captain Elizabeth Sizemore, Sargent R.J. Brink, and Kristin Randall of Dekalb county fire rescue, police, and fire department. Your dedication to For a Day has really helped to make a great bond between our organizations! We were blessed to have a photographer, Paul Biagui and a videographer, Jillian Hayes to capture the moments!

As always the volunteers and their connections to the kids is what matters the most. Here is a list of the volunteers for the last event: Erin Grizzle, Atiya Crockett, Amy Chreong, Ben Martin, Les Roberts, Matt Taylor, Melanie Turner, Lindsey Turner, Elizabeth Nix (Miss Georgia United States 2012), Katie Higgins, and Jessica Black.

We spent time with:
8 girls
4 boys

Also, we did 3 girl bedside visits and 2 boy bedside visits. For a 24 bed unit, we tried to hit every single room if possible!

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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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Please consider gifting an ornament to Brantley, a friend of For A Day Foundation angel Peyton's Brain. Peyton also loved ornaments, what a great way to celebrate her life and honor her sweet spirit! ...

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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