{small hands creating Hope}: remembering my nana

Small Hands Creating Hope

The Small Hands Creating Hope ebook was created and compiled by MaryAnne at MamaSmiles as a way to celebrate 30 years as a cancer survivor! Several other bloggers (including us!) contributed projects that represented sunshine, rainbows and HOPE. Many of the projects include the color purple: the color of cancer survivorship. 

As part of this project, I wanted to tell you about my Nana. She died when I was 13. I know that sounds young, but by that point she'd already made a significant impact on my life. A woman who left her mark on many, many hearts, she was the kind of person who would give the shirt off her back to someone in need. She spent the last month of her life in the hospital battling leukemia and grave's disease. I share her middle name and so does Sweet P. I so wish she could have met the Farmer and I know Auntie Rosita feels the same way about Mr. Man. We lost her too soon, and I wonder if the advances that have been made over the past 18 years would have given her more time. My nana was truly an inspiration to others, and God gained an amazing angel when He called her home.

Here is the project we submitted:

Please consider supporting the Small Hands Creating Hope fundraising campaign and cancer research efforts.

A sneak peek of the book

The ebook version of the book will be sent to anyone who donates at least $15 to the American Cancer society. An email with the download link, as well as a second link that allows you to purchase a hard copy of the book for an additional $10.52 will be sent once your donation is received. The button below will take you directly to the team page at the American Cancer Society, where you can make your donation:
Donate to the American Cancer Society
If you donate but do not receive this email for any reason, or if you have trouble with the download, email smallhandsproject at gmail dot com.

Small Hands Creating Hope

Our hope is raise $3000 (or MORE!) by July 4th. This blog hop was created celebrate cancer survivors and raise funds for cancer research. Visit each of the following bloggers on the allotted day to learn more about their project featured in the book. Some bloggers are also hosting giveaways as part of this project. Be sure to visit MaryAnne at MamaSmiles to congratulate her and read more about her story.

14 May Mama Smiles
15 May Artsy Craftsy Mom and Rainbows Within Reach
16 May B. Inspired, Mama!
17 May Rainy Day Mum and Imagination Soup
18 May Inspiration Laboratories
19 May Experimenting Mom
20 May Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart
21 May NurtureStore
22 May Living Montessori Now
23 May Mess for Less
24 May Having Fun at Home and CraftoArt
25 May Outlaw Mom
26 May Angelique Felix and Sense of Wonder
27 May Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
28 May Duck Duck Octopus
29 May Smiling like Sunshine
30 May Mommy with Selective Memory
31 May One Perfect Day
1 June The Educators’ Spin On It
2 June Kids Stuff World
3 June Rainy Day Mum
4 June Teach Preschool
5 June Dirt and Boogers
6 June Creative Connections for Kids and The Golden Gleam
7 June Montessori Tidbits
8 June Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
9 June The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
10 June Scribble Doodle and Draw
11 June Learn with Play
12 June Kitchen Counter Chronicles
13 June CRAYON Freckles
14 June Glittering Muffins
15 June Wise Owl Factory
16 June Crafty Maa
18 June Lessons Learnt Journal
20 June Growing a Jeweled Rose
21 June Growing Play
23 June JDaniel4′s Mom