children’s books: helping others


What if you write children’s books in hopes of helping others? That’s a great idea don’t you think? But suppose you have a fantastic idea about helping children with cancer, but you need to raise money to make your dream a reality?

Little nine-year-old Bella Fricker had a great idea. She wanted to help someone who was battling cancer by giving her a doll with no hair. But then Bella learned those dolls cost $115. each. But she never gave up on her dream. Instead, Bella raised money for the dolls by selling hand-made beaded bracelets. So far, she has sold over 500 of them. Isn’t that fantastic?

“Bella’s proceeds have gone toward buying three dolls so far, one of which went to Norah Adjakpo, who has been battling a brain tumor since April at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s AFLAC Cancer Center, Fox 5 Atlanta.”

Here are Norah’s thoughts on her special gift from Bella;

Bella surprised 8-year-old Norah with a doll around Christmas, and it now accompanies her to appointments and treatment sessions.

“If I have her with me, it’s going to be better,” Norah told Fox 5 Atlanta. “I don’t have to worry about my hair being lost. Because  I don’t have hair, and she doesn’t have hair.”

Bella’s family and friends must be so proud of her efforts and her kindness. It anyone would like to find out more about her story, please follow this link:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/09/georgia-girl-donates-bald-american-girl-dolls-to-cancer-patients.html

If you enjoy children’s books with themes like helping others, teamwork, friendship and good character, please check out my books; Tails of Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. Each of these children’s books promotes good character, which is most important for our children.

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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