Monthly Archives: June 2015

Beads of Courage Challenge…

To best explain this challenge I am taking words right from Laura (aka The Diva) Harms’ blog.

Beads of Courage is an Arts in Medicine that supports kids with chronic or life threatening illnesses and their families.  These kids are amazing.  And they more often than not have to deal with a lot on a daily basis.  They see a lot of doctors, and on this program instead of getting a sticker or a lollipop for getting a needle or an X-Ray, or a test of some kind, they’d get a glass bead to represent that part of their medical journey.

Three years ago, my friend Tara and i decided to organize a 5K Colour Fun Run to raise money and awareness about this amazing program that both of our kids are on.

Laura’s youngest son, Artoo, has Moebius Syndrome, which is a rare neurological disorder that is present at birth.  For more information, the site address is: or click here.

On Laura’s blog she has a photos from the 5K run and also a photo of some the beads Artoo received in his first year of life.  It is HUGE!  It gives a great visual of the role medical procedures play in his life as a result of this disorder and reminds me to be grateful every day for what I have, which includes healthy children.

This is  last year’s “Beads of Courage Challenge” tile. I never posted it:

Colored with Prismcolor Pencils

Colored with Prismcolor Pencils

This year’s tile is similar with the string reflecting the aqua beads in Artoo’s pile.

Colored with Prismacolor pencils

Colored with Prismacolor pencils


Now that I finished my tile I am going to see how others have interpreted this challenge. And, I invite you to look at the submissions on the Diva Challenge blog. I hope you find these tiles as inspiring and educational as I do.

There are times that I would like to leave a comment on someone’s site but unless there is an option for name/URL I cannot.  I do not fit into the other categories.  Sorry!

As always, I am so grateful to all who leave me comments and I try to leave a reply to all of them.  Your comments are a great source of encouragement and support.  To those who left comments last week, a huge THANK YOU!

Until next time,
Sending smiles,



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