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Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!"

To date, Laura and I have completed 70 pillowcases and 60 of those are already on the beds of  children who could use a smile.

Every year approximately 1,500 children in the UK between the ages of 0 and 14 years old are diagnosed with cancer. The good news is that 75% of these children will be cured. We all know someone who has gone through cancer treatment, either family members or friends, and we know how difficult and taxing this treatment can be. It's sad that anyone, especially a child, would have the misfortune of having to undergo cancer treatment at all because children shouldn't be sitting in hospitals, they should be outside running around and playing games. 

Hunter 'Patch' Adams said,  "You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win no matter what the outcome." Although we feel it's important to find cures for these horrible diseases, we also feel it's equally important to bring comfort and joy to the lives of the children we are helping.

Here's some food for thought -
“Remember laughing? Laughter enhances the blood flow to the body’s extremities and improves cardiovascular function. Laughter releases endorphins and other natural mood elevating and pain-killing chemicals, improves the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to internal organs. Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!”

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