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Blog entry by nayo posted 06-03-2014 10:45 PM 560 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We heard about this foundation that helps kids with cancer in our local hospital, they were on a tv show asking for donations of any kind, and we decided to make a few toys for them so they could play while they are waiting for the chemo treatment.

We, my wife and I went there and they had a little celebration, with cake, food and some refreshments, we gave them the toys, cars, dolls and tangrams, and they did enjoyed the little cars, they were playing with them all over the room, and after i showed them hot to play with the tangram they were happily taking it appart and putting them back together.

we dont have kids, and while seeing the kids there playing around, we could not imagine the pain that their parents feel, with all the limitations that we have in our hospital, and the growing number of kids with cancer that arrive everyday to that room looking for help, its sad, really, but seeing the kids playing, like kids do, gave us a little hope, and thats the last thing we have to let go, we only have the hope that they will get better.

this is their website, its in Spanish tough.
https://www.salvamivida.org/



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#1 posted 06-04-2014 12:14 AM

Bless you, Nayo.

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 12:16 AM

I will tell you gamygeezer i have been blessed in many ways.

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 12:43 AM

Good place for the toys.

I think the “big kid” was having fun too! Great Thing to do.

I donated some to the kindergarten class a few days ago. Then I found out they had just thrown a bunch of their broken ones away! The timing was perfect.

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 01:07 AM

what can i say, i was just teaching them how to play a tangram, :)

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 04:23 AM

Nicely done, Nayo! I’ve seen tangrams before, didn’t know what they were called or how to play. I just thought it was a puzzle. I looked it up: Wikipedia: “The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap.”
What are the tall toys?

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 11:46 AM

Very good Nayo

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 06-04-2014 11:51 AM

Candy, those are some dolls made out of pieces that can be taken apart.
just helping a little Roger.

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#8 posted 06-04-2014 01:07 PM

What a wonderful project and thought.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 06-05-2014 03:31 AM

That is a neat little stacker!

-- God bless, Candy

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