Many of you who have been with us over the past 9 years have also been with us for a few major life events. Those of you joining us lately may appreciate some background….
When Pauline and I started the blog in 2009, our focus was on crafts and activities that we could share with our tween daughters. This focus became real-life survival in 2011 when my daughter spent the summer in the hospital semi-paralyzed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (an autoimmune attack on the nervous system). My sister dropped everything to stay with us in the hospital and keep us sane. While my husband and I were extremely sleep-deprived and distraught, Pauline and my niece Maggie kept the calm and distracted our daughter Miranda from the pain by sharing hospital crafts. Here is a flashback to that time: https://club.chicacircle.com/hospital-camp-craft-therapy/
Now the good news story! Our girl recovered and is more fierce than ever. She is currently a high school sophomore and varsity cross country and track runner. *******She captured her journey to inspire others by developing this web page: http://www.guillainbarre.us/
If you are looking for more ideas on how to help someone in the hospital, here is a flashback to a birthday party idea for hospital craft activity bags: https://club.chicacircle.com/a-crafty-tween-birthday-that-gives-back/
THANK YOU for being part of our crafty Chica Circle and THANK YOU to my sister Pauline for always being there for us: