STORIES OF MAKING LIFE BETTER FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
A place to rest and relax, and just be a kid again
It may seem like a little thing in the midst of a cancer fight. But it is the little things and the kindness of others that make the difference.
With the help of Home Builders Association of Richmond (HBAR), ASK's Welcome Home program has been a phenomenal opportunity to impact a family focused on the day to day fight against cancer. And what an impact it has had for Eleanor, 7, who is receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, for the second time.
"The painters came when I was in the hospital," Eleanor explained while showing off her new bedroom with its pink-and-white floral print carpet and raspberry-pink walls. "When I came back I said, 'Oh my God, I love it!' I screamed!"
Welcome Home is a new program that ensures homes are safe and accessible for our ASK kids. In addition to doing everything from fixing a mold problem and making general home repairs, HBAR is generously providing a dream bedroom makeover once a year.
Kids like Eleanor have good days and bad. Thanks to the kindness of others, ASK is there to provide the little things to make the bad days better.
Thank you to Jessica Haddad and Richmond Magazine's R-Home for sharing the Welcome Home story earlier this month. To read more about Eleanor's dream room makeover, click here.
Want to provide more good days for children battling cancer in our community? A gift of $50 can provide groceries or a gas card to a family who needs a little kindness. Click here to donate today!