Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Meet Caitlin Shoup

Congratulations to Caitlin Shoup. Caitlin is our first Project Ed Bear College Scholarship recipient to graduate from college. We are SO PROUD of you Caitlin!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Meet Madison

Madison's mom just sent me a link to the photo session they had.


I knew you would love to be invited to view the pictures. Here is the link.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sam Bish

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to pass this on to you for those that wish to express condolences.
We love and will miss you little Sam.


Obituary & Life History

Samuel Gordon Bish, age 9, of Reynoldsburg went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2010, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with osteosarcoma. Sam was born on January 25, 2001 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He is the beloved son of Cindy and Michael Bish; big brother of Aubrey and Caitlin Bish; loving grandson of Gail Handwork, Jeffrey (Linda) Wallerstein, and Bob and Joanne Bish; great-grandson of Pauline Gordon and Paul and Faye Handwork; nephew of Sarah (Dan) Koren and Jim (Beth) Bish, and cousin of Ian Cameron, Emily and Lauren Bish. Sam was preceded in death by his grandfather, Greg Handwork and great-grandmothers, Katherine Sherman and Martha Bish. Sam would have been a fourth grader at French Run Elementary School. He and his family are members of Westerville Christian Church. Sam enjoyed playing video games and watching movies especially Star Wars. He loved playing with his legos, being with his friends, and his favorite musicians were Chris Daughtry and Lifehouse, both whom he had the opportunity to meet in April 2010. His big beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Sam’s Life will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, August 27, 2010 at Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave. Family will receive friends from 4-8 P.M. Thursday at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna and from 10-11 A.M. Friday at the church. Pastor Greg Bondurant officiating. Interment to follow at Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish, Central Ohio Region, 2545 Farmers Dr. Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235 or to Nationwide Children’s Hospice Unit or to Nationwide Children’s Hematology and Oncology Unit, attn: Commemorative, Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, Ohio 43272-5117. Words cannot express the gratitude felt by Sam’s family for the immeasurable amount of love, prayers, and support shown to them during this very difficult journey. Sam’s journey with osteosarcoma is recorded in an online journal at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sambish. You may also express condolences at www.schoedinger.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Meet Lucas!

We have known Lucas since he was 7. It is hard to believe that he will soon be 18.

This picture was taken at Porthouse Theatre after Lucas spoke with the audience of his own experience with being a Project Ed Bear recipient.

He is s Senior this year and will be going off to college next year and will receive a $1000 Project Ed Bear College Scholarship for the four years he attends.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Let me share with you about Sam

Sam is one of our Project Ed Bear children. He lives in Ohio but not in the greater Akron/Cleveland area. One of the parents of another Project Ed Bear child referred him to us. I have followed his caring bridge page for several months now. I am posting the link here. Please pray peace.for Sam and his mommy and daddy . Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scenes from the ward part 1

Recently several board members and friends of Project Ed Bear were invited to tour the ward at Akron Children's hospital. We got to take a peek at some of the wonderful things project Ed Bear provides for the kids.

I had my husband Matt take a few pictures with his iphone (so they arent the best pictures) as we toured and will show you a peek from time to time.

Today we will be looking at the Outpatient area where the children come in to have their chemo.

Each room is outfitted with toys, televisions and brightly colored artwork. (Some created by the kids while at Camp Chops)

This for example is the Princess Room:

And another treatment room: You can see more toys here as well

The tv in each treatment room also has a DVD player. The patients have access to a complete library of DVDs provided by Project Ed Bear

They also have access to board games as well. Here is a small board game stash (the larger stash in in the Inpatient area)

and activity packs

The outpatient area is also decorated with several awesome murals. All of them have a bear hiding somewhere in the mural. This was my favorite Bear-nie Kosar

I hope you've enjoyed seeing just a small part of how the money raised by Project Ed Bear provides comforts and needs to the children. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned to see the Inpatient area, the Teen Room, the PLAY room and the of course the bear cave.

Sarah Rice

Website Up

Our website is up and functional. We will have a brand new look by the end of this year and it will have all of the design and functions that we need. For now I am excited to let you know that you can go to the website and download the letter and forms for the 16th annual Project Ed Bear auction /dinner. It also has links to the blog and our facebook page.

Come on over for a visit http://www.projectedbear.org/

Monday, August 2, 2010

Excited to share some of the auction items!

Our kick off committee meeting isn't until the 10th of this month and already God is blessing us with incredible items for this years auction. I have a chef coat and cookbook signed by Iron Chef Michael Symon, a week at Lake Havasu, Great tickets to a CAV's game and much much more. With that being said, we are seeking items and need your help. So please let us know if you can help.