Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Beads of Courage

For more than 100,000 years, glass beads have been given as symbols of honor and accomplishment. Now they're being used for something else--to help kids fighting cancer tell the story of their illness, first to themselves, and then to family and friends.

Please pray for little Ezekiel, son of friends of ours, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 10 months.
Each bead represents something different that Zeke has experienced:

Beige- bone marrow biopsy
White- Chemo
Orange- Line placement (PICC/Port)
Blue- Clinic
Magenta- ER
Face Bead- Hair loss
Lime- Isolation,Fever, Antibiotics
Black- Pokes, IV starts, Blood draws
Glow in the dark- Radiation ( We hope to never have this one)
Light Green- CT scan, X-ray, Ultrasound, Echo, Ekg
Red- Blood, Platelets
Aqua-NG, Chest tube, Foley
Yellow- Hospital overnight stay
Dark Green- Dialysis, TPN
Silver- Dressing Change
Square heart- Transfer to PICU
Rainbow- Physical, occupational therapy
Star- Surgery
Bumpy bead- unexpected bumpy road
Fish- represents Zeke going against the flow of life
 Anchor- represents God and the people in his life that are his anchor through this storm in his life


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