Friday, June 8, 2012

Le Cookie Monkey's Partnership with the Chelsea Hicks Foundation

Fate. That's what happened when Le Cookie Monkey met members of the Chelsea Hicks Foundation over 6 months ago in Woodburn. This incredible organization helps bring hope and healing to the seriously ill children and their families at the Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Dorenbecher Children's Hospital.

Chelsea was a vivacious spirit who found happiness in dressing up, painting nails, and doing fun activities just like any little girl, except there was one thing different about Chelsea. She had a Stage IV Wilms’ tumor, involving her right kidney, lymph nodes and lungs. This diagnoses in 2007 at the age of 3 did not hinder Chelsea from doing what she loved most: playing dress up! In 2009, Chelsea lost her battle with cancer. Although she is physically no longer with us, her spirit lives on through 'Chelsea's Closet.' Chelsea's parents, Alison and Jason Hicks, have established monthly visits to Legacy Emanuel and Dorenbecher Hospitals, bringing new costumes (in their portable closet) to those children who are sick. This program not only provides fabulous dress-up clothes for every child on the cancer unit, but they also provide stations with arts and crafts, a costume parade around the ward, and yummy snacks! Le Cookie Monkey is a proud supporter of bringing delicious tiny treats to all the little monkeys during their visit from Chelsea's Closet!

If you would like to donate, support, or volunteer with the Chelsea Hicks Foundation, simply visit their website, or 'Like' them on Facebook.

To learn more about Chelsea's story & the program we are proud to support, please click on this link to an amazing YouTube Video created by Alison and Jason Hicks.

Perhaps it was the similarity of our monkey logos, or just a  chance meeting..... but nevertheless, it has become a relationship that we are so happy to be a part of!!

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