Delaware’s first TCAPP Outreach event was held on Saturday, July 12th at the Ronald McDonald House in Wilmington, DE. Being summer, the time of vacations and Delaware being a smaller state, the turnout was small but was a great start of things to come. TCAPP kids Maura Grier and Dani Zimmerman along with sibling Tara Grier, assisted kids who were staying at the Ronald McDonald house with making Pillow Monsters. They also made extra pillows for the kids that were not able to attend the event and placed them in a basket for them to be able to grab on their way in or out. The girls quickly bonded and shared some medical stories but also common teen girl topics. Even though it was just a simple craft activity, it felt like a huge accomplishment as like so many other TCAPP parents, there were so many days in the past we wonder if our children will ever feel well enough to be on the other side. It was a great day for blossoming friendships, spreading awareness, reaching milestones, and paying it forward. If you live in Delaware or close to Delaware, we hope you will think about attending our next outreach event.
Please join us! We will gather Saturday July 12th 1-3pm at the Ronald McDonald House in Wilmington DE. We are looking forward to a great time - we will have an arts and crafts activity.
The event is hosted by our Delaware Ambassador and her daughter Maura. Feel free to contact her with questions or if you would like to help. COLLEEN@TCAPP.ORG.
An important part of TCAPP’s mission is to bring together families of children dealing with chronic pain. The Outreach Program was born with this initiative in mind, and we hope to grow it to include every state.
State Ambassadors have volunteered to be someone to contact if you have questions and they are available to help point families in the right direction. They will also be putting together several gatherings throughout the year to give us a way to connect. This community will grow stronger with every person who wants to help – if you are interested in being involved, please contact the ambassador in your state. And, don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS feed to keep up-to-date on what is happening.