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"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” 
--The Dalai Lama

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Put a CAP on kids cancer



Calling all schools!

Friday, September 24, 2010.

Help us Put a Cap on kids cancer.


This is how it works:

1. Bring a dollar and a hat to school.
2. Donate your dollar (or more!)
3. Wear your hat in school all day to show that you are fighting back against kids cancer.


See how easy it is to make a difference?


Leave a comment here if you would like to add your school to the challenge.  You will need the permission of your principal, a teacher or two the morning of the event and a hand full of kids to collect donations.

Kids helping kids.  Help them be the change!

See how much money the cool kids at Renaissance Magnet School raised last year.

All monies raised will go to whatchagonnado to help ease the burden for families fighting for their child’s life.



A dolly for Daisy

Daisy Love.

Go to and prepare to fall in love.  In Daisy Love.

We learned of Daisy from a great guy that followed Tuesday’s story.  (Hooray!)  He shared the link to her parents blog, which tells the story of Daisy’s fight with Willms Tumor.  Favorable Histology.  When reading of Favorable Histology, you read things like 90% cure rate, not usually about relapse.  Even with the “good prognosis kind of cancer”, there is still so much work to be done.  Daisy is now in her second phase of treatment after recently relapsing. Once you relapse, things get even scarier and plans get really loose.  It usually takes you to different hospitals, in different states and sometimes different countries.  Whatchagonnado would like to contribute to a travel fund so that Daisy’s family can worry about getting her the very best treatment, and not worry about how they are going to afford to get there.  We also wanted to send her a dolly that shares the same sweet bald head.  This was our daughter Piper’s idea.  A good idea indeed.

Donations can be made via PayPal on our home page or by check or cash to the address listed.

Goal:  $500




Amanda Peebles


Left for Heaven on August 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm, where I’m sure she will be the belle of the ball.  Godspeed, Amanda.  You will be sorely missed.


Please consider making a donation in Amanda’s memory.

CaringBridge / mandabear / Welcome


For Amanda

Most 12 year old girls are in to glitz and glam, and none more so than Amanda.  Amanda has been designing her gold gown for the Miracle Party for months now.  For years now, Amanda has lived in a room on the oncology floor of The Children’s Hospital.  Her social life is limited to girlie time she gets with other cancer patients.  When they get that little bit of girlie time, they spend it talking about their gowns for the Miracle party.  She is currently in the Intensive Care Unit, and only a full blown miracle will get her to the ball.  It’s going to take more than a Fairy Godmother and a magic wand.  Amanda had Very Severe Aplastic Anemia and underwent two bone marrow transplants.  She then contracted Large B-cell lymphoma from treatment.  She is very sick.  Her body is very tired. Her family is completely exhausted.  In addition to praying for Amanda and her family, I’m asking that you make a donation today in Amanda’s honor so another child battling cancer can attend this year’s Golden Miracle Party.  Your donation can go towards a fancy ball gown for a little girl fighting this disease.  Or it can go to pay for travel expenses or their Hotel room for the night of the event.  Rooms are $99.  Go to the Paypall button on the side bar and note where you would like your donation to go.  Donations call also be mailed to:


7440 White Ash Place
Parker, CO 80134


You can make a direct donation to Miracle Party here.  If you have the ability, you can sponsor an entire family for the event.  It’s a night to forget about cancer.  They deserve it.  Whatchagonnado?


To read more about Amanda, click here.

To watch Tuesday enjoying her first days out of ICU at the 2008 Miracle Party, click here


Get them there

Diego.  What a cutie.  He was recently diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia(ALL).  The prognosis is usually quite good.  The treatment for ALL is loooong and primarily out patient.  That means years of daily trips back and forth to the hospital.  Today I’m asking for  $10 donations to purchase gas cards for Diego’s family.  Let’s get them there so they can focus on helping Diego heal.

It doesn’t take much.  It just takes many.  Whatchagonnado?