Friday, February 28, 2014

Beads of Courage

Judah spent almost 7 months in the hospital after being born and before we were finally able to bring him home. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and many other Children's Hospitals around the country, participate in a program called Beads of Courage, where the patient receives a bead for every poke, every test, every doctor visit, every night spent, every machine they are hooked up to, and so much more, as a way for the child to understand and cope with what is going on. These beads are a memento to the kids, a memory of everything they've been through.

If you were to lay out Judah's beads end to end they would stretch to over 35 feet in length, and his acts of courage, as well as his bead collection, aren't slowing down anytime soon..

One day, these beads will help us tell Judah the story of everything he has been through. They are a badge of honor, a keepsake, and a story told in a way words cannot describe.

1 comment:

  1. This is a lovely idea, and from the amount of beads here I'd say he is a very, very strong little boy xxx

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