Capes 4 Kids- child cancer patients

$420 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 41 months
Crystal Watson Lyon   MARYSVILLE, OH
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: capes4kids@yahoo.com with any questions or suggestions.

Thank you and God Bless!
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Update 15
34 months ago
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.
I BEAT CANCER- Princess Maggie
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Update 14
34 months ago
On Thursday, Oct 17th, we had the pleasure of meeting and delivering capes to Liam and Jharod. Please keep them in your prayers as they journey through their battle with cancer.
Meet Liam :)
Say hi to Jharod!!
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Update 13
36 months ago
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!!
Brand new fabric just in!!!
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Update 12
36 months ago
Delivered Addie's cape Sunday. Here she is with her beautiful mom Trina! Sorry the picture is sideways- not sure how to fix :)
Delivered Addie's cape to her yesterday!
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$420 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 41 months
Created March 21, 2013
Crystal Watson Lyon     Volunteer   MARYSVILLE, OH
$40
Anonymous
24 months ago
$10
Anonymous
34 months ago
RM
$25
Randy Mc Millin
35 months ago

God Bless You !!

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$10
Anonymous
35 months ago
TG
$20
Tricia Grigsby
36 months ago
BV
$25
Bob Villanova
37 months ago

Great job. Keep up the good work.

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MV
$10
Maura Vander Veen
39 months ago
BW
$25
Blair Williams
40 months ago

This is an amazing gift to the community, Crystal! Truly inspirational!

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LF
$25
Lisa Finneran
40 months ago

What a beautiful idea

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Christina Fones
41 months ago

Such a great idea!!

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