Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Special Birthday--Edited

A few days ago, Vgrrrl posted a request on FB for people to send birthday cards to a very special little boy named Cole. Cole has A.L.L., the same aggressive cancer that took little Lincoln Hammett from my church family. Cole's family discontinued treatment in October, and doctors expected he would be in heaven by Christmas. Yet he is looking forward to his 5th birthday on January 9th. I love it when the doctors are wrong.

So I sent Cole this card, my first card made in my new, completely unorganized craft room. I was so happy to find anything at all as I worked! Minimalism has its advantages at times like this.

Kid cards always intimidate me. I originally planned to put the stamped panel on a brilliant blue card base but just couldn't bring myself to do it. Baker's twine, to me, is just so gosh-darn happy.

I hope Cole's birthday is the best ever. It's already given his parents a wonderful gift of time.

If you want to send a quick card, too, here's the address.

Cole Dieckman

PO Box 9
Joy, IL 61260

Edited to add...Here's a link to Cole's story.

stamps: A Muse
ink: memento
paper: SU real red, PIT white
accessories: baker's twine, dimensionals, memento red marker


  1. Will do, thanks for letting us know!


  2. Today is my son & DIL's life long friend's son's 5th birthday... 3 1/2 years after being diagnosed with ALL
    Thanks for passing this on.

  3. Pat, how wonderful for him and his family! What a miracle!

  4. Thanks for posting this. What a heartbreaking story. I will send him a card from my stash today.

  5. Thanks for giving us a chance to do a nice thing. Just put a cute card out for the postman. Will keep Cole and his family in my prayers.

  6. Cole's going to get some sweet cards from your pals! And mine will be among them. It's nice Cole has the distinction of having the first card out of your new room!

  7. Such a sad and happy story at the same time! Unfortunately if I send a card it won't be in time for his birthday but I'll bless him that day. BTW 9/01 is my son's birthday too

  8. Mine will be belated - but he'll get one! Thanks for sharing this, Susan. Love your card!

  9. Wonderful card. So sad to read of another child with cancer. I'll get a card out this week. Thanks for the address.

  10. Such a sad story - so many children with horrible illnesses in the world.

    Your card is great - love the baker's twine.

  11. Thanks for the link to Cole...I made a card and have it in the mail. My heart has been profoundly touched..thanks for sharing:)!!

  12. The world is a terrible and wonderful place it hurts to hear Cole's story, Thank you for posting this link Susan. Your card is great, Gay xxx

  13. I sent him a snowman card with lots of sparkle. I'm glad you shared this with your readers!


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