If you had to guess, what do you think a child’s favorite part of their birthday would be? The one obvious answer is presents! 10-year-old Abby Grubbs didn’t care about presents for herself as she turned another year older. In honor of her birthday, she wanted to donate presents to the Lutheran Children’s Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Abby knows what it’s like to be bored at a hospital with few toys to place with. She just wrapped up a her leukemia treatment after two and a half years. It’s her mission to let children suffering from an illness know that they will get through this and they’ll be ok.
Photo by: Today.com (courtesy of Abby’s mom, Sherry)
Besides just donating toys to this hospital, Abby went to deliver them alongside some local actors that dressed up as characters from “The Little Mermaid.” In addition to giving toys to the kiddos at the Lutheran Children’s hospital, she also requested that any money that would have been spent on birthday gifts, be given two Kate’s Kart, an organization that provides free books to kids at hospitals and Energized by Ebony, which provides activities and crafts.
This Thoughtful Thursday, we’re wishing Abby a happy belated birthday and commending her for the generosity and hope she’s provided to several children.
Nothing can destroy the power of true friendship and two first graders prove just how powerful it can be during a time of devastation and heartbreak. On February 21, 2015 in Normandy, Missouri, a massive fire left dozens of families displaced, including seven-year-old Ryan Branson and his family.
His best friend Kollin Clark was deeply saddened by the incident and wanted to find a way to help. He asked his mom to help him create a video to reach the users of Facebook and ask them to donate money to Ryan’s family. Within five days over $8,000 was donated to the Go-Fund-Me page that Kollin and his mom created.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms and grandmothers out there! You are the glue to our families and you keep our hearts warm. We rely on you when we need a shoulder to cry on, you celebrate our accomplishments and you always give the best advice. Today, we thank you for being incredible and selfless. Thank you for being a mom.
To celebrate and honor the wonderful mothers of the world, here are our favorite quotes about moms.