Merry Christmas 2015

by Steve on December 25, 2015

As hard as the Christmas holiday is on our family we had a rewarding holiday. As you know, our motto is “Honoring Her Through Giving” and we were able to do that thanks to a generous cash donation from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous in the true spirit of what God teaches us.

We took a few days to decide how to use this money. Our donor asked us to make sure some sick children were shown a little hope and joy for Christmas. We took a few days to decide on how we could best do this and Angie had the idea to buy gifts for the kids on the oncology floor at Riley Children’s Hospital. after collecting some info on the kids there we were off to Greenwood Park Mall to get the younger kids a gift. Angie had the idea to buy the younger kids a bear from Build a Bear. you can only imagine the looks we received when we got in to stuff the bears with twelve bears, six for girls and six for boys. The looks were even a little crazier as we left the store with twelve boxes. It was really fun.

Samantha, our Build a Bear helper, tying up one of the twelve bears.

Samantha, our Build a Bear helper, tying up one of the twelve bears.

After we left we went to buy gifts for the remaining kids on the oncology floor who were 13 or older. We decided they would enjoy iTunes cards much more than a Build a Bear! Nine cards later we were back at home and to prepare everything for delivering to Riley the next day.

The next morning we made the drive to Riley. We felt blessed for what we were chosen to do but Angie and I had the familiar pit in our stomach that we used to get on those many trips to radiation, chemo, and hospital stays. Once inside the building though we remembered why we were there and that Brianna’s spirit was in that building. Here are some pics of our day. Thank you to God for blessing our anonymous donor with the resources to make this happen. Thank you to our anonymous donor for trusting us and the lovingBri Fund with this amazing task. Merry Christmas from the lovingBri Fund, the McQueen family, and our amazing anonymous donor!!

 

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