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Lennon’s Magic Wands (A Little Hero Helping Little Heroes)

 Written by David Owen

 There is a light penetrating the darkness, the light of stars. Not celestial stars, but Lennon’s stars.

 Darkness descends on parents when their child’s doctor utters the dreaded word “cancer.”

 That six-letter word launches a journey, for the family, through the darkness towards hope, hope for a brighter tomorrow, for a cure. The journey involves fear of the unknown, stress, inexpressible medical procedures, travel to out-of-town hospitals and the financial cost.

 The good news is that there is help. At IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax the best of the medical profession is brought to bear on the problem. Doctors and nurses toil to bring sunshine back. And don’t forget the Social Workers helping the families throughout their journey, dispensing comfort and relieving stress.

 “Thanks to research we have had great success in treating childhood cancer but the treatments can sometimes last 3 years or more and require follow up for life,” says Phyllis Branch, a New Brunswick Cancer Nurse Navigator. Despite all that professional help and success stories a dark part of the journey still remains, financial.

Six-year-old Lennon Aucoin overheard his Grandfather Gary (Pepere), President of the Lions Sick Children’s Fund chatting with Phyllis Branch a Board Member, about the fund’s need for more funds to help children fighting childhood cancer.

 Lennon later approached his father Sean and said, “I want to help Pepere, so Pepere can help sick kids.” Lennon, who putters around his grandfather’s woodworking shop came up with the idea of making Magic Star Wands, wands that could be sold at a local craft fair. “If moms and dads don’t have enough money to buy medicine, we can give them money to buy medicine.” Said Lennon. To quote Lennon again, there is another benefit to a sick child owning a Magic Star Wand, “they can wish they would not be sick anymore.”

 With the help of family and friends in producing wands, Lennon’s Initiative has raised $7,000 to date. All donated to the Sick Children’s Fund, who will use 100% to offset the cost of family travel.

 Lennon’s Stars have indeed shed some light on many families’ dark journey helping them to achieve their dream of a sunlit tomorrow.

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How Your Donations Make a Difference:

We help ease a family's financial stress while on the journey to a cure for their sick child. To date this is what you accomplished:

$1.251

disbursed in family assistance

When we accept a family, we guarantee them a minimum in assistance as required. Some families require more while others require a little. We are here for all.

166

New Brunswick communities impacted

We assist families in Albert, Westmorland and Kent Counties. And limited assistance to other areas of the province. 

1,024

families Impacted since March of 2001

We assist any family in need and are here to help those families that have no other means of support.

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Read about the positive impact your donations are having:

"In our journey it is surprising to see how these
little beings just continue fighting and smiling regardless of
the pain......I thank God everyday to have the chance
to continue knowing such a wonderful little miracle.... Maybe
one day all of you at the Sick Children's Fund can get
to meet her too!!!"

Every Sick Child Has A Hero Inside.

The Heroes' Team

Doctors - Care that Never Quits

Social Workers – Dreaming Big for Those Who Can’t

Nurses – One of the few blessings of being ill.

Parents - Looking to the future

Sick Kids Fund – Help that Matters

Donors & Fundraisers – Lifting up with hands that help

Sponsors – Spread the message that Children are important

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