Wednesday, February 25, 2009

FOUND: Drop # 120

Drop # 120 has been found! Now we've heard some touching stories here at The Toy Society in the short time of the project but I warn you this one you'll really need a tissue or two for...

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from Kerrieanne
to thetoysociety@gmail.com
dateTue, Feb 24, 2009 at 4:21 PM
subjectThank you for the toy


Hello, my name is Kerrie.

I am currently living at Ronald McDonald House Westmead whilst my 2 year old son has Chemotherapy to treat his Luekeamia. We live in Bellingen NSW and found out about Alex's cancer 3 days before Christmas. Since then there hasnt been alot to smile about.

We take alot of walks as Alex also has a rare blood bacteria which means he can not play with the other immune suppressed children. He isnt allowed in communal areas including Starlight room, Playgrounds etc. His life is spent in issolation. Try telling a 2 yr old he cant play on the swings!! Its frustrating as we have a swing set and lots of activities at home but at the unit in issolation we have a courtyard with nothing in it.

Im telling you all of this so you can really know how much finding your beautiful little hand made boy toy today on one of our walks really means. As it was on the Rememberance Statue i initially thought it was left as a token and when it said "Read Me" I thought it may have a story of significance. Alex thought he was lovely and smiled from ear to ear (something we dont see often these days). When i read he could keep him i litterally teared up with emotion. These are trying days and such a beautiful act of kindness should be recognised.

Thank you so much from my family and especially Alex. You gave a little 2 year old boy going through the biggest fight of his life a reason to smile. He now has a friend to keep him company, he has called him 'Yellow'. I have as little reason as to know why?? but thats the name he's chosen. As i write this he is watching 'Bob the builder' with 'Yellow' perched beside him.

So, Yes your beautiful toy has found a very good home with a very deserving boy and i am eternally gratefull. Such a wonderful thing to do. May God Bless you and watch over you.

With sincere gratitude;

Kerrieanne

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16 comments:

Donna said...

This is such a wonderful story...I just had to share it on my blog too!
-donna

sunnie fairy said...

Wow. Amazing, and inspiring!

Suzy said...

Oh, you were right about needing tissues. What a lovely story.

trashalou said...

Oh! You were right, I do have tears.

Swirlyarts said...

Yep tears here too.

FeltFinland said...

Sobbing here. A wonderful story - best wishes to Alex.

Cass said...

I think that just goes to show how worthwhile the toy society is, well done Bianca on starting this wonderful venture

Noe said...

This is the kind of story that makes me want to drop toys every day.
touching.

Nettie said...

Wow! i did cry a little. What a touching story.

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

What a sad story to read.. I will keep this boy close to my heart. This is one of the reasons I feel this toy society is so important. It helps to lighten peoples hearts and souls.... thank you everyone that PIF :)
APP

Lara said...

Wonderful! I love how often these toys find just the right caretaker. This story particularly touches me because I'm running a marathon to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma society. This boy's story really touches my heart. Much love to his family.

http://pages.teamintraining.org/ks/rnr09/lteter

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a beautifully written thank you. The Toy Society is BRILLIANT!

Lucy x

CurlyPops said...

That is so sweet...and yes, I have tears in my eyes too. It's amazing how a small act of kindness can have so much significance

Michelle said...

Such a touching response!

Go Alex! Go Kerrie! God bless you both.

kt said...

How wonderful that Yellow found Alex! It was meant to be.

quinn said...

I'm catching up on many weeks of Toy Society posts, and enjoying every charming creation and "found" note. When I got to this one, I was grateful for the warning...I cried and cried. That poor wee boy, in a strange and empty place, not permitted to interact with the other children...and his poor Mum and family, dealing with such a frightening situation...

To think a toy can convey such love and comfort. Now I'm crying again.

Well done, Toy Society - each and every time!