As a peds heme/onc nurse I watched kids who were going through the absolute worst things imaginable be spurred on by the outpouring of kindness that the world has to offer. Organizations out there go to great lengths to put smiles on the faces the kids who really need it. For parents of these children though, accepting some of these offerings has become a hot button of controversy. Some parents feel like accepting these offerings will make their child feel different, weaker, a charity case if you will. All I can say is, Dolly is different. The beginnings of her life were terrible, just like Bubbly’s beginnings were. If there was a wish granting organization for kids who had suffered what Bubbly had, I would sign her up to. There isn’t.
For Dolly, we’re taking it. I’m taking all of what is offered to her.
When I saw that Icing Smiles was offering to make her a cake for her birthday in February, I JUMPED on the chance. This organization works with a local baker who VOLUNTEER their time to make cakes for children who are affected by a life threatening illness. I love this idea. If you bake, what an awesome way to donate your talents and make someone’s day! I love, love, love this and am so excited to see what kind of a cake Dolly ends up with for her special day.
I will jump on the chances offered to her in the future too. Yes, I plan to apply for a Make-A-Wish for her someday when she is ready. After all she’s going to live through, she absolutely has the right to have her dream come true. She just needs to be old enough to actually have a dream, for something aside from a never-ending buffet. Like I said, the girl, she likes her food.
who thinks a never-ending buffet might not be such a bad wish. Giganto agrees.