Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Shameless Public Service Announcement

It's that time of year when things spring anew.....and it's also that time of year when people all around the Country get their heads shaved to raise awareness for pediatric cancer.  It's called St. Baldrick's


My  Grandson, Andrew.....a cancer survivor, a term we are blessed to say, is participating in his eighth  St. Baldrick's Day event. 



The first couple of years he was a bald headed toddler, who took the shears to healthy heads with some help of course. Now he's the Team Captain for Andrew's Army.



He is a young man who loves giving back by getting his head shaved to raising money.  Not many ten year old kids would do that. 

Andrew loves visiting the cancer children at CHOC, delivering comfy blankets he and his sisters make, and donating a lot of  his Christmas and Birthday gifts to them.  



If you know of a St. Baldrick's event in your area, support it, or attend it.....if you live in So CA, stop by Andrew's event .......you just might have fun too. 

OK,  here's the shameless part.......I'm bad at asking for donations, and I know so many of you do your own fundraising for so many wonderful organizations.  But, I'm a shameless grandma, so  if you have some loose change left over  from your Starbucks visit...consider donating. No amount is too small.

*if you scroll down to the bottom of  the page, there is a short video  of Andrew playing the drums, accompanied by his awesome teacher, Freddy Hernandez.

14 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

An awesome young man. Such an inspiration;)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

He's something special for sure!I can hear you beaming GJ!
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Life with Kaishon said...

Does he have a specific place I can donate? You know I am all about supporting that! Love his sweet spirit!

Anonymous said...

Hey Grandma !!!!! sista @#1 here. Blogging has been put aside on our end, sucks I know, but you know how it goes. The ladies have been busy, we have seen each other many times during the in the past months due to the G-man. Sadly he past away in Dec. He put up a good fight and now he is with my mom. Glad to hear you are doing good. Looks like you have been busy also.

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Grandma J said...

Rebeckah, Andrew gets so excited when he does fundraisers. He has even persuaded a couple of the boys in his Cub Scout pack to participate and raise awareness by fundraising and getting their heads shaved. There are a couple links to Andrew's event in the post, but here it is again:

http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/andrew2011

xoxox

Daryl said...

He is such an amazing young man .. I know where he gets his genes!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am also so happy we can call him a survivor. I just donated to another St. Baldricks participant....amazing young men these are! I'll check out Andrew's link.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What an incredible grandson you have. I know you are SO proud of him. Sounds like he does alot to help other children with cancer. That is SO special. God Bless Andrew.
Hugs,
Betsy

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

A lady at my work is shaving her head for this!

Your grandson is absolutely adorable and so precious. You're both lucky to have each other.

Daisy said...

Your grandson is an inspiration, Grandma J. He is a very generous and giving boy. You have much to be proud of in him.

loxandlo said...

So proud of Andrew! God is good.

Grandma J said...

loxandlo, you hit the nail on the head! :)

ChiTown Girl said...

Your grandson is so adorable! God must have big plans for him.

My son has participated in the St. Baldrick's event at his school for the past 3 years now. (He's the one Suz donated on behalf of this year.) It's such a great organization, isn't it?

I'm so glad that your grandson is here to participate, as well. You must be one proud Grandma!

Karen Deborah said...

How awesome! A perfect example of how suffering makes a person stronger and better. What a heart he has!!! I know you are popping with love for him and rightly so.