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Mothermark 01-29-2012 05:23 AM

FEBRUARY 2012 MISSION ~ CARDS FOR A CAUSE
 


ORGANIZATION BEING FEATURED:

Albany Medical Center

This month we are featuring Albany Medical Center Pediatric Unit/ICU Pediatric. Fellow SCSer Sue (Coffeestamper) has a 9 year old son who just prior to Christmas was treated at Albany Medical Center. He had surgery to remove a brain tumor. It was such an intense, fearful, and difficult time for the Titolo family! Chris is so young! He came through with flying colors, is home now and doing well.

Sue and her family are so very appreciative of the staff at the Medical Center. The would love to show their appreciation to the staff for the wonderful care Chris recieved during this difficult time for their family. Here is a message I received in Sue's own words.

The nurses and staff made us feel comfort while going through all of this. We would love to give back to that staff and we had asked them what could we do for them. I told them that I make hand made cards and they said it would be great if I could donate birthday cards to the pediatric unit because there are alot of times when kids are being treated when their birthday comes around. A handmade card would cheer them up on a birthday away from home. The pediatric unit treats infants all the way up to 18 year olds.

Chris has to return to the center for follow up MRI's to make sure his tumor doesn't grow back. Chris would love to show up there with a stash of birthday cards for the children being treated now and in the future. In honor of Chris and the wonderful treatment he received, let's make this happen for this wonderful medical center!

A side note:

Chris is trying to reach 500 comments on his Caring Bridge site. He is up to 399 at this time! Help Chris meet his goal and go here to post a comment. Leave a word of encouragement! A little extra something for Chris!


CONTACT PERSON:
Cindy ~ Fellow SCSer (Mothermark)


REFERRED BY:

Coffeestamper (Sue)

TYPE OF CARDS REQUESTED:

Birthday cards (used to give to young patients)

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS:

None

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Please include an envelope with each card for purposes of convenience. Since these cards will be given to children, infants to 18 year old, they should be blank inside.

MAILING ADDRESS:

Chris Titolo
5108 Madison Street
Schenectady, New York 12306


Fellow SCSer's, thank you for spreading your SCS love! Please feel free to mail your cards all throughout the month of February!

Once you have mailed them come back to us here and let us know they have gone postal!

Thank YOU!



Missro 02-01-2012 07:22 AM

This is a wonderful cause Cindy! I have followed Chris's story on his caringbridge page and it's great that he is doing so much better! I hope we can send so many cards that Chris will need help carrying them!! I'll get on this over the weekend.

coffeestamper 02-01-2012 07:58 AM

Thank you soo much Cindy for doing this. Chris and I will be going there every 3 months for Mri's to continue to check to make sure there is no sign of that tumor. It was a JPA tumor which was not cancerous thank god. He is continuing to get stronger and stronger each day, he goes for therapy at sunnyview hospital as outpatient~They are trying to get him back to school for a couple of hours at the end of feb. or beginning of march.
We want to thank the sc community for all the thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way and all of you that took time to leave Christopher a comment on his caring bridge web page. Also, thank you to all of you that sent our family cards through this difficult time in our lives. hugs~

russnzella 02-01-2012 09:53 AM

OOO, I wan't wait to get started!!!! What a great cause!!!!!

va.sunshine 02-01-2012 03:10 PM

oh my, I get so emotional when I read these challenges! this is awesome, I would luv to help Chris give back...thanks so much Sue and Cindy!

still praying for Chris and his family...{{{hugs}}}

pixxiewacorgi 02-01-2012 06:11 PM

I'll be sending out 6 cards tomorrow!

beehappy 02-01-2012 08:12 PM

crop for a cause
 
i love your idea. you make a difference. thanks.
is there a swap or someplace we can donate cards?

Mothermark 02-01-2012 09:46 PM

Me too Teresa! I am right there with ya!

Pixxie....Thank you Girlfriend! You rock!

Hi Beehappy......Welcome! Thanks for the kind words! There is not really a swap, but each month the destination for cards changes. The address where to mail your cards is always included in the month post. As you can see in the original post of this thread, there is instructions on where to send cards. It changes every month. You can send one card, 15 cards, or 50 cards, whatever your little heart desires! There is no minimum and no maximum.....Just read the challenge each month and participate where you can. All the cards are very much appreciated! hugs....

Mothermark 02-01-2012 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by russnzella (Post 19143541)
OOO, I wan't wait to get started!!!! What a great cause!!!!!

Whoot! yay.....

Zella, I got such a nice letter from Diane at the Pregnancy Center...I have a feeling they mailed everyone that sent cards a letter, how cool is that? Last month was a great success!

Mothermark 02-01-2012 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Missro (Post 19143065)
This is a wonderful cause Cindy! I have followed Chris's story on his caringbridge page and it's great that he is doing so much better! I hope we can send so many cards that Chris will need help carrying them!! I'll get on this over the weekend.

Thank you Robin! YOu always do your part! Hugs to you!

Mothermark 02-01-2012 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coffeestamper (Post 19143206)
Thank you soo much Cindy for doing this. Chris and I will be going there every 3 months for Mri's to continue to check to make sure there is no sign of that tumor. It was a JPA tumor which was not cancerous thank god. He is continuing to get stronger and stronger each day, he goes for therapy at sunnyview hospital as outpatient~They are trying to get him back to school for a couple of hours at the end of feb. or beginning of march.
We want to thank the sc community for all the thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way and all of you that took time to leave Christopher a comment on his caring bridge web page. Also, thank you to all of you that sent our family cards through this difficult time in our lives. hugs~

You are most welcome Sue! So glad to do it....I hope Chris also meets his goal for 500 caring bridge comments on this quest book.....I am very happy that he is making progress day by day...and what a relief to know it was not cancer! Whew! Happy Day!

raduse 02-01-2012 10:03 PM

Oh hopefully, my head will cooperate enough to let me help out this month.

RTJmom 02-02-2012 03:22 AM

Do you want us to send only birthday cards or may we include some other "kid friendly" themed cards as well?

pixxiewacorgi 02-02-2012 04:35 AM

Ok, 6 cards have been sent :) Will let you know if I ship more during the month.

beehappy 02-02-2012 10:14 AM

cards for a cause
 
Thank you for clearing that up for me. It is so necessary for me give back.
I will participate each month for whatever cause is chosen.

Don't focus on how big your problem is
Focus on how BIG GOD IS

DLS881 02-03-2012 03:55 AM

What a great mission!!

istamp&bake 02-03-2012 06:16 PM

Sue - what an awesome cause! I live in the Capital District and know how fortunate we are to have a place like Albany Med close by - they do wonderful work. I'm glad to hear Chris is doing well. Your family will be in my prayers. I've sent cards for a cause before but have never posted until now - this one hits close to home for me (literally and figuratively!) and I can't wait to make some cards this weekend. All the best.

Smoatsmom 02-04-2012 05:17 AM

This is such a beautiful cause! Bless Sue and her family. :)

Twinshappy 02-04-2012 07:31 AM

You know I am in. I will work on some cards and post back here when I am done. Thanks Cindy for having Albany as this months cause! Hugs Sue!

nwilliams6 02-04-2012 08:33 AM

How great is this! What a fun cause - of course, I will be participating in this one!!!!!!

Scrappin Nona 02-05-2012 12:53 PM

This sound like a great cause. I Just ordered the build a cupcake punch and stamp so I am in.

Stamps'nCoffee 02-05-2012 02:57 PM

WHat a great cause and I am happy to join in to help the Titolo's 'give back'!!!!!

Benzi 02-08-2012 05:09 AM

What a great thing Chris and Mom are doing. My cards went postal today.
Cindy, you are awesome for doing this and I'll be joining in on a regular basis.

coffeestamper 02-08-2012 06:29 AM

Thank you Ladies, Chris and I really appreciate it and will be making our way to albany med by the end of this month.

coffeestamper 02-08-2012 07:16 AM

Just thought I would let you know that we received some cards today from Ruby Haugen from Walker MN and also, L Carballo from Palmer PR...So so sweet of you both~Thank you soo much~

Mothermark 02-08-2012 10:28 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind words and for posting your kind hearted messages here. Sue, so glad that you have started to receive some cards.....I know Chris will be excited to make a trip with cards in hand at the end of the month. I am tickled for all of the activity on this thread. I also look forward to Chris' Teapot Challenge in a couple of weeks.

Thank you all!

Mothermark 02-08-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RTJmom (Post 19145864)
Do you want us to send only birthday cards or may we include some other "kid friendly" themed cards as well?

I think it would be great to have some other cards! They can start a little stash and who knows when something other than a birthday card might some in handy!! I think keeping it light hearted and happy, kid appropriate would be great!

Thanks so much!! So sorry for the slow response!

Thing1 02-11-2012 04:00 AM

00ps

Twinshappy 02-11-2012 09:27 AM

Cindy and Sue got 6 cards packaged and ready for postal Monday. :)

Working some of the VSN Mini creations into another package. hee hee Gotta love VSN!

coffeestamper 02-11-2012 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twinshappy (Post 19175448)
Cindy and Sue got 6 cards packaged and ready for postal Monday. :)

Working some of the VSN Mini creations into another package. hee hee Gotta love VSN!

That is awesome Stacy, thank you and will be stalking the mailman~

coffeestamper 02-11-2012 09:37 AM

Chris and I just got the mail and received some cards from my sweet friend Brenda aka Benzi~
Thank you Brenda and hugs~

Mothermark 02-12-2012 03:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thing1 (Post 19174733)
00ps

Hmmm....this peaked my interest? Thing 1.....where is your buddy Thing 2 and will we see you, prehaps on the 15th???

Mothermark 02-12-2012 03:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twinshappy (Post 19175448)
Cindy and Sue got 6 cards packaged and ready for postal Monday. :)

Working some of the VSN Mini creations into another package. hee hee Gotta love VSN!

You go girl!

coffeestamper 02-12-2012 10:31 AM

Made a couple of older boy cards for this great cause~
here is one of them:
CARDS FOR A CAUSE! by coffeestamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

kokirose 02-12-2012 11:27 AM

I just found out about this "cards for a cause"... I am happy to help out... will definetly get some cards in the mail tomorrow....

Hugs..Pat

scootsv 02-13-2012 09:42 AM

Hi, I just finished 25 cards for my SIL in Afghanistan for his troops to have to send home. Now I have time to tackle this. Funny, the cards I made for him, will work great for this so while all those measurements are in my head and the stamps are still out, I can quickly make a bunch for this GREAT cause! Thanks to all of you for what you do! Rita

beehappy 02-13-2012 09:46 AM

cards for a cause
 
a dozen cards have gone postal. this is a wonderful cause and will be participating on a regular basis.

scootsv 02-13-2012 11:48 AM

My ten cards are going postal in about 15 minutes. They look the same, but, honestly, it is another set of 8. Those football and baseball cards are made from playing cards so they go together very quickly and easily! TFL

Cards for a Cause February Mission by scootsv - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

triasimite 02-13-2012 01:05 PM

I have 10 cards packaged and ready for mail tomorrow. I hope Chris gets a TON to deliver to the hospital for the kids.

DLS881 02-14-2012 05:28 AM

4 cards going out today.


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