Children tell their story using colourful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path. Act of Courage Beads are artist-made beads (like mine) that are given to acknowledge the milestones in a child's treatment journey. Purple Hearts are given at the completion of treatment and are very special as they symbolise the child beating cancer. Butterfly beads are given to the parents of a child who has lost the battle with cancer.
I make and donate beads to the New Zealand Child Cancer Foundation to support this program.