"As a former oncology patient, I know how sad and almost creepy it can be to watch yourself get a blood transfusion, or a platelets transfusion or any transfusion. I remember one time I was in the hospital getting a blood transfusion and I wanted to find a way to cover it up because it looked horrible. So, I got permission to use a pillowcase and decorate it. I used glitter, feathers, stickers and markers and I made it look pretty. Then I walked around to show everyone and I was happy. Join me in putting together TransFUNers" kits that have: one new pillowcase, small packs of glitter, small bottles of glue, stickers for boys and girls, markers, pipe cleaners, colorful feathers, google eyes, and felt squares. This is a great project for youth and adults to support while helping a sick child transform their transfusions into TransFUNers."
TransFUNers kits are filled with the craft items listed above and donated to pediatric hospitals. To date, We Cancerve has donated to TransFUNers kits to 590 hospitalized children. Interested in stuffing TransFUNers kits for us? Contact us today.
Founder Grace Callwood in 2014
Supporters near - Harford and Cecil counties - and far - Mobile, Alabama - have donated crafts and money toward the TransFUNer kits.
Courtney Williams participated in the We Cancerve Movement's TransFUNers stuffing party. She and approximately 40 other girls in the Daughters of Imani ministry in Baltimore have adopted We Cancerve's TransFUNers kits as a service project. They are scheduled to host a stuffing party at the end of April. Grace Callwood will be a special guest at their event.
These kits are filled with a new pillowcase and a lot of arts and craft items to encourage children to decorate IV pole covers to transform transfusions into fun!
Delivery to Sinai-Baltimore
Board Chair and We Cancerve Movement Founder Grace Callwood, left, sits with fellow board members Sarah Beall and Addison Simpler in the atrium of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. The three delivered TransFUNers kits to the Alfred I. Coplan Hematology and Oncology Outpatient Center there in March 2014. As of September 2014, more than 150 TransFuners have been delivered to area hospitals.