This is such a great story about a childhood cancer survivor coming back to the place where she battled cancer 20 yrs ago. Jennifer was a patient at CHOP and now she is a nurse and wants to practice at CHOP. Her family lives in the northern Virginia area and I have had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer’s mother Gail and her adorable younger sister. I wish that I was posting stories like this on a regular basis. I hope that hearing about Jennifer gives parents of children that are battling cancer some hope.
We have even received hats from Peru.
The DECA students at Hidden Valley High School collected over 800 hats from their efforts promoting Ellie’s Hats. They even created a video to tell their story. Hidden Valley DECA.
Our last update of 2014. Thank you for all of your support during our first year. We are looking forward to 2015 and helping more children and families that are battling cancer. Please continue to follow Ellie’s Hats and share our mission with friends and family. If you would like to receive future updates please fill out the form on the website.
Ellie’s Hats is very excited to announce that Fairfax County Public Schools will join us in our efforts to increase childhood cancer awareness in September. Fairfax County Public Schools has 1,111,620 students attending so there will be many people that will know more about childhood cancer. As we get closer to September we will let you know of some of the things that are planned.
What started out with an idea to get a few hats for a cute little kindergarten student in my class is now a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization. This has been made possible because of the efforts of so many wonderful people that want to help children and families that are battling cancer. Thank you!
This is a picture of Ellie today. August 2nd, 2014
Over 200 hats are on the way to
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
New York, New York