October 31st is a day most commonly known for dressing up and getting free candy. Every kid waits anxiously all year for this date, right? This year, Halloween was an extra special day for Princess Maggie and the family. Not only did she get to wear her princess dress all day, or have the Princess Maggie paparazzi snap pictures, she also got to ring the bell!!! Do you know what that means??? NO MORE CHEMO! That's right, yesterday was her final chemo treatment, which means she also received her final cape that read "I BEAT CANCER". In the picture, you'll see that she hung her old cape up to wear the new one!
So proud of you Mag's. We love you so much and thank God everyday for the miracles He's done through you.
This was our favorite cape yet to make!! Hope to make many, many more.
The satin fabric came in today!!! You know what that means...? Time to get sewing!! So pumped!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Pediatric cancer research is the LEAST funded. Help raise awareness and please consider donating to a reputable organization that supports funding to find a cure for these precious angels!!
The weeks leading up to VBS at Christ the King Worship Center- they collected change and donations for Capes 4 Kids. On Sunday, July 21st, they presented us with a check for $500!! Thank you so much for the support. With VBS and Youth Camp over, we can start cranking out some capes :)
Customized the link to make it a little easier to remember. The old link will still work too!
Brian Miller, Graphic Designer, designed a brochure for Capes4Kids and it looks great! The kids from Etna Elementary School in Pickerington will use it to raise funds and fabric during their "Right to Read" week in May! Feeling very blessed and honored that they were led to this effort.
This page has been created to raise funds for the materials and fabric needed to create "magical" handmade capes for children battling cancer and other life threatening circumstances.
My 6 year old niece Maggie is the inspiration for the capes. She was diagnosed with cancer a week after her 5th birthday. She's 6 now and still fighting. She hates those blue hospital gowns, not just because they're boring, they're also a little drafty. To make her feel as beautiful and special as she is, I designed a cape she could wear over her gown. During extended stays in the hospital, the children are often times connected to an IV line. These capes are specially designed with that in mind! Maggie loves to wear her capes while riding down the halls on her IV pole :)
The nurses at Children's Hospital, as well as parents of other patients, have suggested selling the capes, but I don't want to sell them. I want to GIVE as many children as possible a cape to make them feel as special and happy as my beautiful niece does. The only problem is the cost.....
Fabric isn't cheap and each one could cost between $40-$50 to make. I know that sounds expensive, but we make them from quality fabrics for the comfort of each child. They're fighting for their life and deserve nothing but the best! This is where I need you. All money raised through this site will be used to purchase fabric and materials to make the capes; all of which will be donated to the little warriors of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH.
If God blesses this effort and donations surpass our goal, we would LOVE to expand this to multiple hospitals treating childhood cancer and other life threatening circumstances . (This is a not for profit effort and we will NOT be compensated for our time in sewing each cape.)
Every little bit helps, so please donate if you are able. We will also gladly accept fabric if you have some kid friendly patterns lying around that you are willing to donate. (Each cape takes a minimum of 3 1/2 yards of fabric for each side.) You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions.