It was an early morning. The princesses all arose from their slumber around 5am. We all met with coffee in our hands and bags under our eyes. Even princesses need beauty sleep. None of us really knew what the day would entail, nonetheless we put our bags in the carriage and we were off.
Several hours later and several layers of mascara later we arrived.
Then we saw Lexi bounce out of the house.Proudly rocking her short hair from the chemo treatments. Her sweet little voice could brighten anyones day. She was so excited to see the princesses and even more excited to show the princesses her house and her life. She invited us into her home and into her world. She even wanted the princesses to have a sleep over. She wanted to serve us lunch and give us her stickers.That is something that will always stick with me. (no pun intended)
Lexi, a young girl battling cancer, wanted to serve us – a group of college girls dressed up as Storybook Princesses. She bubbled over with energy, wanting to entertain us and play games with us, Like any normal kid would. She handed me a yellow cupcake because she said , “It matches your dress”.It reminded me of my childhood and the games I used to play. (Though I probably wasn’t as sweet as Lexi was when I was young. I was much more mischievous.)
I have grown up now and it saddens me to think Lexi might not get the same chance. She didn’t ask for this. I could see the pain on her families faces and I knew that her fight wasn’t over. Yet, she was able to remain joyful in that moment. Regardless of what happened after we left at least for a moment all was well.
That is what Princesses on a Mission is all about- making an impact for families and patients fighting childhood cancer. Illness and cancer in childhood is no lighthearted matter. However, I was glad that we could help make dreams come true…. even if just for a day.
We are so excited to announce our 2nd Annual Princesses on a Mission/Edenton Steamer Fundraiser. It was a great success last year and we want to do better this year. Grab you family and friends a head out to the Historic Hicksfield in Edenton on July 23, 2016.
Lets Go Out to the Ballpark
On Saturday night, July 19th Historic Hicksfield is turning gold with a touch of blue. That’s right -Turning GOLD
The Edenton Steamers is partnering with Princesses on a Mission, by supporting childhood cancer and rare diseases. Cheer for your favorite ball player and you might be able to get their jersey. You only have to be the highest bidder to receive it, and when the bids begin, remember you will be helping families that have a child with a childhood cancer or a rare disease.
Watch out for our contest to see what Princess will throw the first ball. The Glass Slipper Princess made a splash last year. So please vote to see you will win.
All funds that are raised is help Princesses on a Mission outreaches to help children with cancer and rare diseases in Eastern NC.
If your business would like to be a sponsor please contact our office at 252-484-1110. We have several levels of sponsorship.
We were inviting to attend and be a part of Craven County Relay for Life. We received our invitation from the Carolina East Oncology Department. We had lots of fun with our counterparts, and we will be partnering up with them soon.
POAM was so excited to be a part of the Kids Fest in Greenville. We always look forward to the Kid’s Fest and helping out Pitt Co. Partnership for Children. Kid’s Fest is a wonderful event for families with children under the age of 5 and families were able to participate in activities. In our area we created 4 stations; DRESS -UP, STORY TIME, PICTURE TIME AND TEA TIME.
POAM Princesses were on hand to greet children and they were able to have a magical journey. The journey began with picking out their favorite princess dress. If the selection they became their favorite princesses and boys became knights or pirates.
Our Second Station was Story Time. One of the princesses was so happy to read a story and answer any question that these young princesses wanted to know. Our princesses took turns reading to these wonderful children.
Our next station was so excited to the children were able to get take a picture with their favorite pictures. There were many pictures taken and happy children and parents.
Our last station was the one everyone wanted to get to. It was the tea table, and we were serving cookies and princess tea for girls and pirate juice for the guys. They has so much fun. We were glad o serve the wonderful children, but for me I had the chance to talk to the families about childhood cancer and rare diseases.
On February 9th, Princesses on a Mission was on hand at the SEANC job Fair that was located at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU. We meant a lot of wonderful people, who has a heart for children with life treating diseases such as pediatric cancer, rare disease and other insidious diseases. Again THANK YOU ECU! POAM is making a difference in Eastern N.C. We are making a difference by helping one family at a time.
Our Birthday bags made it to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter in Norfolk, Virginia. They were donated to CHKD Cancer and Blood Center for children who happens to be in the hospital on their birthday. Child life will surprise the child with a special birthday gift. We also donated over 100 chemo caps to be given the children also. We are so exciting partnering with CHKD and our Princesses will be visiting very soon.
Have a Heart of Gold for Children with Cancer and Rare Diseases