Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kate's Crazy Cool Christmas!!!

The McRae Family are dear friends of ours and we were excited when Holly asked us to help with Kate's Crazy Cool Christmas drive!  Kate McRae is 8 years old and she has been fighting a brain tumor since 2009.  Every morning and night my family prays that God would heal Kate "from her head to her toes". Many of you know this family, love them, follow their updates on Caring Bridge and pray for them regularly.

The McRae's adopt several families at Christmas time, that have either lost a child recently to cancer or are currently in treatment.  Hundreds of families from all over the world contribute gifts, gift cards and their support to make this drive a success.  The McRae family and a team of volunteers, have done an incredible job loving on these families at Christmas time these last 3 years, from organizing all the details of  the Christmas wish lists, to wrapping each item with lots of love.

Leigh's Blankies' goal was to make and give a personal blankie to each member of those families. We shopped, sewed and distributed football themed blankies, sweet prints for little ones, contemporary prints for teens and some Christmas Blankies as well!  Our team of sewers did an AMAZING job, they made 80 blankies!! And most of them were x-large!!

 Here are some pictures from our sew nights in Maricopa and Gilbert as we prepared for Kate's Drive!

 Our Maricopa branch!

Our Gilbert Branch!

Kate at the PCH Oncology Clinic for her own treatment, 
delivering some toys and blankies to the other children!
We adore you sweet girl!

Kate McRae has a full brain and spine MRI on Monday at 11. Please pray for a GOOD scan!!!