Some of you may already know this, but we have a sweet (almost 9 year old) son, named Carson. He’s our second born in our all-boy-crew of four. His entrance into this big messy world was full of surprises, unknowns and many uncertainties…but mostly, we felt God’s incredible love and blessing pour out upon us. Our sweet baby boy was finally here, and we were so thankful!
When Carson was just six days old, we found our new home away from home at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he was officially diagnosed with a rare disorder called Pfeiffer Syndrome. In addition to the premature fusion of his cranial bones, there are several other associated characteristics. For Carson, this means he’s had to endure many surgeries throughout his young life to help him thrive and grow.
His journey has not been an easy one, but he is one of the bravest, most courageous boys we know!
A few months ago, Carson started making these beautiful bracelets with a rubber-band loom he bought with his own money. He made them for everyone in our family and then started making them for extended family and friends as well.
As Carson is facing another very difficult surgery and recovery this month, an idea came to him which is why we’re sharing this with you today. As we mentioned, for almost nine years, Seattle Children’s Hospital has been a home away from home for us. We know the inside and out of that place very intimately. The faces of doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers…they’re all familiar to us, and some are like family. There are not enough words to describe how thankful we are for the kind of care we receive there. They have supported Carson and our whole family in every way imaginable.
There is another amazing group of people who have helped to support our family. I wish we knew them all by name. If we did, we’d hug each one of them through teary eyes and tell them, too, how thankful we are. These are the precious souls who have donated their time, efforts and money to the uncompensated care program at Seattle Children’s Hospital, to ensure that all children receive quality care, regardless of their ability to pay. One organization we are particularly grateful for is the Hope on the Hill Guild who help raise money for this particular program. They are amazing!
We are one of those families who has been blessed time and again by the generosity of so many who have supported this life-saving program.
Carson wanted to make these bracelets (and necklaces) to sell as a way to help give back where we’ve been given so much. And we want to honor his grateful heart in this by sharing this with all of you.
We’ve named his creations, Bracelets of Hope…because even though Carson’s journey has been a challenging one, like so many others’, his life has been filled with hope since the day he was born. We are so blessed by everyone at Seattle Children’s Hospital, those who help support families who need care there, and by the ultimate Hope-giver, whose name is Jesus.
Carson can make any color combination and size you’d like. So, once you decide how many bracelets and/or necklaces you’d like, go ahead and push the “Pay Now” button. You’ll be taken to a payment screen where you can then add your color choices at the end by adding a note. Don’t forget to let us know if your choices are for adults or children. Feel free to leave wrist measurements to help Carson with sizing. (He’s really good at getting the right lengths if he knows wrist sizes.) If you have any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
For each bracelet and necklace sold, Carson will donate 75% to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s uncompensated care program. And the 25% left over will help him purchase more supplies to continue making these Bracelets of Hope. (Bracelets are $4 each and necklaces are $6 each. )
**If you you would like to donate above and beyond the listed prices, just choose the number of items you’d like to receive and then indicate the TOTAL amount you would like to pay.
The Spires Family