CURE Childhood Cancer has decided to use Thursdays in the month of November to share with you what we are thankful for. Today we are thankful for the generous and compassionate children who constantly give to help other families they don’t even know. We wanted to share the story of one of these bighearted children with you.
Chappell Myers lives in Marietta, GA and turned 9 years old on Sept. 27. A few weeks prior to her birthday, she shocked her mom by saying she did not want gifts but would rather everyone donate to a charity. After spending some time talking to her daughter, her mom realized she was serious. Chappell said, “Mom, I have so much already, and do not need anything. I want to help someone else who is not as blessed as I am.”
While searching the Internet, Chappell and her mom came across the CURE website and saw that September was Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Chappell decided she wanted her friends to give to CURE in order to give children who are sick HOPE that someday there would be a cure for cancer. Chappell asked her friends to please give a gift from their heart to CURE so they could all help in this prayer for HOPE that one day childhood cancer will be cured. Although she had a wonderful time celebrating with her friends at Young Chefs Academy, more important to Chappell was the gift to CURE in honor of her birthday.
CURE was extremely honored to receive $365.00 from the friends of a very special little girl who cares about others and wants the best for each of them. We wish her many more happy birthdays!