Thank You Side By Side Design!

thanksWe would like to recognize Tami, Lauren, and friends of Side By Side Design (you may remember them from our post about the Side By Side Card Challenge) for the shipment of beautiful, handmade birthday cards for critically ill and hospitalized children. Each card sent is completely unique and I know they will be truly appreciated by each child that receives one.

just a sampling of the cards!

just a sampling of the cards!

Thank you so much ladies!  We appreciate your hard work and much-appreciated contribution to Mikey’s Helping Place!  Please check out Side By Side Design to see better pictures of all of the awesome cards.

**We always welcome donations of cards, stamps, or toys for hospitalized and sick children so if you would be interested in helping, please contact us at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net**

A Special Charity Project From Zoe’s Corner: The Side By Side Design 200 Cards Challenge

working together we can reach our goal!

working together side by side, we can reach our goal!

We were recently contacted by Lauren and Tami, of Side By Side Design, who are working on a special project to help us continue our Operation Smile outreach.  As they are about to reach their 200th blog post on Side By Side Design, they have set a goal of making 200 handmade cards specifically for Operation Smile.  They need your help, though.  If you would like to assist them in reaching this goal (or exceeding it), please check out their latest blog post for the information.

The lovely ladies at Side By Side Design

The lovely ladies at Side By Side Design

We are always grateful for any cards or stamps sent our way as it makes it so much easier to forward them to the sick kids immediately upon request.  We would also love to team up with our local Children’s Hospital to get these cards to the children as they are admitted to the pediatric ward.  200 cards will make so many families happier as they are going through a tough time so please help us spread the word about this fantastic and easy charitable opportunity.

For more information regarding the Side By Side card challenge or Operation Smile in general, you can email either Tami and Lauren at sidebyside.design@yahoo.com or us at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net.

Thank you in advance for helping these ladies (and us!) on such an important endeavor.

Thank You

thank youWe just wanted to say THANK YOU again to all of our friends who sent cards out for our Operation Smile Valentine’s Day!  We heard from many of the families personally, saying how much the children enjoyed receiving their cards and gifts.  We can’t do what we do without the support of people like you.  So, THANK YOU for helping us make children smile!!!  We appreciate your kindness as much as the children do!

**We look forward to posting a new list in the very near future**

Operation Smile: Valentine’s Edition

heartWe are reposting our list of children who would like to receive cards, with a few new names added just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Please help us make these special kids smile!

Baylee Wheeler, 5 years old (Isolated NK Cell Deficiency) – 2022 E. 619, Jamestown, KY  42629. 

Jillian Miller, 3 years old (Leukemia) – 737 E. 22nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Miracles for Michaela, 9 years old (Addison’s Disease) – c/o Julie Swindle, 145 C.R. 463, Jonesboro, Arkansas  72404.

Hope for Kiera, 4 years old (ALL) – 14 B Lloshire Path, Palm Coast, FL 32164.

Parker Zimmerle, 6 years old (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) – 31531 Linder Road, Lot 67, Denham Springs, LA  70726.

Sebastian Major, 11 years old (Neuroblastoma) – P.O. Box 198, Savoy, IL 61874.

Prince Enriquez, 8 months old (pulmonary artresia) – P.O. Box 225911, Dallas, TX  75222.

Danny Solis, 16 years old (T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma) – 929 E. Ferguson, Visalia, CA  93292.

Eddie Livingston, 4 years old (Neuroblastoma) – Ronald McDonald House, 405 E. 73rd St., Rm. 403, NY, NY  10021.

Edie Gale Smith, 8 years old (Brain tumor) – c/o Chum Creek Primary School, 705 Chum Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia.

Trinitie Lunsford, 11 years old (Brain tumor) – 102 Belton Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36305.

Preston Redman, 4 years old (Rhabdomyosarcoma) – 3160 Parfait Place, Acworth, GA 30101.

Cameron Pounders, 8 years old (Muscular Dystrophy) – 33525 Duff Rd., Walker, LA 70785.

Don’t forget to keep checking our Operation Smile posts to learn about new children who would love to receive cards!  

**We would like to keep updating this list often, so if you know a child or family that could use a card, please let us know!*

Operation Smile – January 2013 Edition

Help Us Brighten A Child's Day!

Help Us Brighten A Child’s Day!

Here are more addresses for children that would love to receive a card from you! Please help us brighten their day!

Baylee Wheeler, 5 years old (Isolated NK Cell Deficiency) – 2022 E. 619, Jamestown, KY  42629.

Jillian Miller, 3 years old (Leukemia) – 737 E. 22nd Street, Indianapolis, IN  46202.

Miracles for Michaela, 9 years old (Addison’s Disease) – c/o Julie Swindle, 145 C.R. 463, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404.

Hope for Kiera, 4 years old (ALL) – 14 B Loshire Path, Palm Coast, FL  32164.

Parker Zimmerle, 6 years old (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) – 31531 Linder Road, Lot 67, Denham Springs, LA 70726

 Sebastian Major, 11 years old (Neuroblastoma) – P.O. Box  198, Savoy, IL  61874 

Prince Enriquez, 8 months old (pulmonary artresia) –  P.O. Box 225911, Dallas, TX  75222

 

 

Don’t forget to keep checking our Operation Smile posts to learn about new children who would love to receive cards!  Hope you are all having a wonderful new year!

**We would like to keep updating this list often, so if you know a child or family that could use a card, please let us know!*

Zoe’s Corner Is Back With Another Great Idea!

Here’s another great way to help a terrific cause!  It’s the St. Jude Pal program!

It’s free to sign up and St. Jude’s will send you a package every other month with little ways to create special notes and gifts for the children receiving treatment there.  Then you send back your cheery thoughts and gifts and they are distributed to the boys, girls and families at St. Jude’s.

You will also receive email updates with information and photos of the kids receiving your gifts so you can share in the joy that you are bringing!

Please follow the link at the top or the bottom of this page and join us in becoming a member of this fantastic program.  This is a great opportunity for those of you who have been so wonderful in assisting us with our own Operation Smile efforts!  All it takes is a little time and the cost of postage to make a sick child’s day!

Visit the St. Jude website to sign up today!

**If you know of a free/inexpensive/easy way to help others or a specific charity, please let us know so we can spread the word!  We’re always on the lookout for new ways to help!**

Operation Smile: Valentine’s Edition!

Help make a child smile!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are more addresses for children that would love to receive a card from you! Please help us brighten their day!

Siena Hernandez (ALL) – 816 36th Avenue Ct., Greeley, CO  80634

Ryan’s Therapy Help – 3803 Ferguson St., Sarasota, FL  34233.

Seth Denton (kidney cancer) – 33470 SW Chinook PLaza PMB 129, Scappoose, OR  97056

Braxton Nelson (lymphoma) – 811 2nd St., Milford, NE  68405.

Emma Routh (fanconi anemia) – 11176 Country Road 4345, Larue, TX  75770.

Emily Labrecque (brain cancer) – PO Box 96, East Sebago, ME  04029.

Victoria Feldman (medulloblastoma) – 301 Walnut Ridge East, Pottstown, PA 19464.

Allie DeCiccio (ALL) – C/O Prayers For Allie, P.O.Box 428, Clinton, Ct 06413.

Keegan Womack (ALL) – C/O Prayers For Keegan. P.O.Box 254, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.

Also, don’t forget to check our other Operation Smile posts for our previous lists of children who would still love to receive new cards!  Hope you are all having a wonderful new year!

**We would like to keep updating this list often, so if you know a child or family that could use a card, please let us know!**

This Week’s Featured Child: Bella Martinez!

Another Beautiful Bella!

This week’s feature is 14-year-old Bella Martinez, a young lady currently battling liver disease.

We learned about Bella from Bella’s mother, Tanya, who told us how special Bella is and how she is always the first one to help with her 3 younger siblings, one of whom is also battling neuroblastoma and leukocephalopathy.

Bella always puts others first, but right now Bella is the one that needs encouragement.  Next week she will be having surgery in a town 7 hours away from her home; her 3rd liver biopsy this year.

Let’s all take the time to send Bella cheerful cards and remind her of how special she is to both her family and others! Her address is 1213 SW 9th, Amarillo, TX 79101.

And, please don’t forget to pray for Bella and her family during this time!

**If you know a child or charity that would like to be featured, please let us know at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net or on our Facebook page**

Operation Smile, Holiday Edition

Here are some new names for our Operation Smile list and just in time for the holiday season!  Please take the time to send these children a cheery card!

  • Joshua Edmondson (rare bone marrow disease, crohns disease, and blau syndrome) – ‎2006 bent bow cove cedar park, tx 78613
  • Starla Chapman (leukemia) – USA Childrens & Womens Hospital, C/O Starla Chapman Rm. #511-512, 1700 Center St., Mobile, AL. 36604
  • Kipton’s Krew (leukemia) – P.O. Box 304, Eagle, NE  68347
  • Bella Rodriguez-Torres (rhabdomyosarcoma) – c/o Kim Rodriguez-Torres, 8092 NW 109 Lane, Parkland, FL 33076
  • Davein VanDyke (leukemia) – P.O. Box 29072, Denver, CO 80229
  • L J Clawson (leukemia) – P.O. Box 387, Waynesville, GA  31566
  • Kira Bailey (cancer) –  W. 3879 Court Rd., Chilton, WI 53014
  • MyKenzie Grace Carro (newborn with hypoplastic left heart syndrome) – Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, 8 south CICU, Boston, Ma 02115
  • Ryan Kitchen (St. Jude’s child) – 1811 Poplar Ave., Target House 2, Rm 315, Memphis, TN  38104
  • Bella Martinez (liver disease) – 1213 SW 9th, Amarillo, TX 79101
  • Thomas Sullivan (brain tumor) – Children’s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue, Room 688, Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Also, don’t forget to check our other Operation Smile posts for our previous lists of children who would still love to receive new cards!  Have a wonderful December!

**We would like to keep updating this list often, so if you know a child or family that could use a card, please let us know!**

This Week’s Featured Child: Bella!

Beautiful Bella

This week’s featured child is 8-year-old, Bella Rodriguez-Torres.

In 2007, Bella was diagnosed with Stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma.   She was treated and went into remission, only to relapse in 2009 when doctors found a tumor on her brain.  Luckily, with treatment, she again went into remission.

Unfortunately, this fall, doctors found another tumor on her ovary, which has since been removed, but she is still receiving treatments.  Bella has proven numerous times that she is a fighter and she’s doing it one more time.

Please pray for brave Bella and her family as they battle this newest form of cancer.  And, take the time to visit her Facebook Page and website to say hello and to learn more about this lovely little lady and her progress.

Bella will be turning 9 on December 12th and you can help her celebrate by sending her a cheery birthday card, via her aunt!

Bella Rodriguez-Torres
c/o Kim Rodriguez-Torres
8092 NW 109 Lane
Parkland, FL 33076

**If you know a child or charity that would like to be featured, please let us know at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net or on our Facebook page**

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