Thank you for stopping by Brandy’s Cards. Today’s post is a bit different. I have some special guests stamping with me today. My son, Dylan and his friend Parker. Parker’s mom, Allison, also joined in for a fun afternoon of crafting!
It was on my heart to share Parker’s story and to help the Pounding For Parker Foundation raise awareness for lack of federal funding for all pediatric cancer types. Currently only 4% of the National Institute of Health’s budget goes to pediatric cancer research.
That 4% is then broken down between all types with little going to low-grade glioma tumors and nothing going toward oligodrendroglioma. Currently, there are other organizations who are lobbying and we will certainly highlight and support those efforts.
There are a couple of ways in which you can help!
1. You can donate directly to https://poundingforparker.com/foundation
2. Or you can purchase any Ronald McDonald House Stamp Set from Brandy’s Cards and I will donate $5.00 to the Pounding For Parker Foundation! Visit https//brandycox.stampinup.net to order your Ronald McDonald House Stamp Set.
Thank you for helping me support the Pounding for Parker Foundation and helping us raise funds for Pediatric Cancer Research!
My oldest son, Tyler was helping film our video and little Owen, Parker’s brother, was a great helper!!
Retiring May 31st, 2017
2017 Ronald McDonald Charities Stamp Set
Coming – June 1st, 2017
No One Fights Alone….
In 2017, we launched the Pounding for Parker Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing research for pediatric cancer, particularly low-grade glioma tumors, and improving the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors.
The foundation was born from a perspective that pediatric cancer does not have the awareness and more importantly, the funding for research that it deserves.
In 2015, Parker underwent a series of MRIs, which revealed a tumor on his spine. A biopsy revealed that he has an extremely rare glioneuronal tumor, more specifically a disseminated oligodendroglial cell-like leptomeningeal tumor. His cancer had disseminated down his spine and up into his lower brain. Parker is facing long-term therapy with the goal of stopping further growth. In the future he could face radiation therapy, additional chemotherapy or, hopefully, new more effective treatments.
Like nearly all cancers of the brain and central nervous system, there is no cure for Parker’s disease. This must change.
Visit https://poundingforparker.com to learn more!
Tasty Treat Cards
Here are the fun Tasty Treat cards that Dylan, Parker, Allison and I made that day!! We hope you enjoy them.
Berry Burst, Powder Pink & Lemon Lime Twist
Berry Burst, Powder Pink & Lemon Lime Twist
Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide
Dylan and Parkers Card!
I am so sorry that you are going thru some tough times with Parker. I pray the treatments are helping. We are dealing with my niece (54) who has stomach cancer. There are no more treatments for her so just a matter of time. Lots of prayers needed. My Mother dies in 06 from colon cancer and my brother in 09 from pancreatic cancer so I know all about the effects cancer can have on a family.
I so enjoy watching your card videos. I will be giving a donation to Parker also. Lots of prayers coming your way.
My family has been affected by cancer. My mother passed away suddenly after having abdominal surgery. The surgeons just closed her back up because the cancer was so advanced, we lost her within a month. I personally have been battling kidney cancer. I being in my mid thirties hearing that I had cancer was horrible and very emotional, my heart goes to Parker and his family. I can’t imagine hearing those words for your child. My prayers go to you and your fight. Stay strong. With much love.
Forgot to say this I love the cards ! They are great!
I understand what it is like to have a child diagnosed with cancer. My daughter fought for almost 10 years to get rid of her brain tumor called astrocytoma. She had both chemotherapy and radiation therapy(5400 rads). Finally in 1997 she went into. remission in turn she has after effects after chemo and all. But there have been no reoccurance of the tumor. There is very little money out There for the research that is needed to fight childhood cancer. Thanks for starting pounding for parker. Maybe one of these days there will be no cancer occurring in children. God Bless
All of the boys are so cute and Parker looks a little like my grandson, Max, when he smiles. I wish all of you the best and my thoughts and prayers are with you. What a wonderful support team!
I’ll definitely be order the Ronald McDonals stamp set later in June!
Lynda Hart in Utah (we have the wonderful Huntsman Cancer hospital and research center here)
What a wonderful way to support your friends! I have placed my order. Praying for Parker & all of his family.
Thank you for sharing your story. Both my father and brother have lost the battle so cancer much too young. Thank God you have beat it. I love the idea of your foundation and plan to purchase the stamp set. May you be blessed.
Love seeing the smiles …as a cancer survivor myself I understand the fear and the fight that it takes to overcome and live in this time of hardship. Praying and laughter along with awareness is really the best medicine. I hate cancer it’s taken lots of family friends and co workers from me and others as well. keep God on your side as long as he is on your team the out come will always be a good one . Keep trucking Parker .
Thanks for making such beautiful cards and now supporting this foundation. I think we’ve all lost someone near and dear to us to cancer, either a family member or a friend. I lost my mom to lung cancer 9 years ago and still miss her to this day, and always will. Parker and his family will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery. I appreciate all that you do, Brandy. What a wonderful person you are doing for them.
Prayers for Parker and his family. I hate cancer! It has taken so many of my family members. Hoping to get the stamp set you are offering, Brandy. Love watching your videos and this one really touched my heart today. Keep up the good work, all of you! Parker, you are such a cutie pie. Good luck in all that you do! God bless you all!
What a treasure that video was and hope that Parker continues to make progress. Don’t know of too many people that haven’t had cancer impact them. My thoughts and prayers go out to Parker for a total recovery.
We lost our daughter to a rare disease Pulmonary Hypertension last year.
We do not have a lot of funding for drug therapy and it is awful to know there are more drugs available and not be able to access then.
keep up the good work. Love your smile Parker.
I understand how difficult it is with a child with a disease of any sort. We lost our daughter to a disease called Pulmonary Hypertension a rare disease last year.
In New Zealand we have very limited funding for drugs as our population is so small. It is awful as a parent to know there are other treatments available and
not to be able to access them.
You go Parker and have fun. Love your smile.
Ready to order tomorrow ! And yes planning to add the RMHC set. Take care Parker and family…..and thank you Brandy for jumping in to help awareness. 2% r e a l l y ????? )
Thank you so much for sharing Parker’s story by creating the lovely video. What a beatiful and strong family they are. I will keep Parker in my thoughts and prayers.
watch your. video. Why your son is brave for what he has to go through. I have ben affected by cancer. I LOST my mom MAY 17 1998 TO OVARIAN cancer. They first found it in 1996 and she just had one treatment of kimo and it went doormen for three years. It was found she had stage four . It came up the day before Mothers Day in 1998 and she was gone by the next sunday, listening to birds singing, children playing outside in the hills of San Diego. I was luck then she got to know all her grandkids and even saw one of her great grand kids. You are right not much is done for children’s cancer but it needs to be updated. I do have hopes in the future All cancer will be wipe out and no family will ever have to suffer a loss of a love one again!
Hi Brandy it must be so very hard and difficult for young family s to see their precious young children go through and hurt with these terrible very serious pediatric cancer illlnesss. my heart sends out prays of hope and comfort to your friends child Parker and her family . there needs to be a lot more funding and medical research for children dealing with serious medical illness. thank you for doing the video about your friends family and speaking about them in your video. your own son did a great job in your video helping out. take care sincerely,sally gredlics
I started walking in the Challenge for Life 20 kilometre walk in Winnipeg MB CancerCare Manitoba 10 years ago. There was a hairstylist at the salon I go to who was diagnosed with cancer so I decided to create cards for a fund raiser and sell them donating all money to help with her fight. I continue creating and selling cards with all monies being donated to CancerCare Manitoba. Hopefully one day we will see a cure!!
How Great Thou Art. My favorite hymn came to mind as I watched your video for Parker. My father passed away from cancer and my sister has been cancer free for 14 years and my heart goes out to Parker’s family and friends. I will add Parker to my prayer list and pray that his story will be heard and there will be more research so other children will not have to go through what Parker has gone through.
Thank you Brandy for making us aware of Parker’ story.
This is very dear to my heart. I want to congratulate Parker and wish him continued health and happiness. My son Matthew was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he was 15, and like Parker endured many months of chemo. He is now 19 years old and serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in North Carolina (Tabor City). He is my hero and I know that Parker can do “hard” things and fulfill his dreams. Cancer may “slow” you down, but it will not defeat or define you. I am a breast cancer survivor for 7 years now and my motto has always been: “If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it”. God bless you Parker and keep you healthy. I pray every day that they will find a cure to this horrible disease. Thank you Brandy for this wonderful video and for awareness for Pediatric Cancer. We took my son to Sloan Kettering in Manhattan and the people there were truly angels. My heart breaks to see innocent children suffering. We also had bracelets for Matt – “Matt Strong”. Parker stay strong and you will see how your “trials” will be a blessing and a help to all those around you. God bless you all.
Cancer is such a terrible disease and the cost of research and development comes no where close to finding a cure. We should all do our part and help as cancer attacks the young and the old.
I lost my dear sweet husband to cancer.,I know about the pain and anguish a family goes through.,
I pray that a cure is found soon for Parker and his family.
What a wonderful thing you are doing for Parker. 20 years ago my daughter and her husband had a daughter that was stillborn at 22 weeks gestation and at her delivery it was determined that Mahalie had cancer. Yes babies can have cancer in utero.
I was an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator 10 years ago and just recently re-signed. My first event will be the new catalog launch party and I was wondering if I could promote Pounding for Parker and donate $5.00 for the same stamp set during June and July to the foundation. Since cancer has affected my family too!
i am a subscriber to your channel because in surfing one late night I saw some of your projects and also the interview you did with Shelli and Sara at the home office and I just fell in love with your ideas and your bubbly personality.
Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing all your ideas.
Brandy, I love your videos! Parker, keep fighting hard! I lost my niece the day after she turned four to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG. Upon diagnosis you are told there are no treatments, inoperable and terminal.???? The doctors said she wouldn’t make it to her fourth birthday but she did!!!! Our sweet Hadlie is our angel in heaven now!
The funding here in Canada is 7% for paediatric cancer, just slightly more than the US, but IT IS NOT ENOUGH!!!! Brain cancer is killing our kids at an alarming rate! We need new treatments!!!
Thank you to Pstkers parents for spreading the word! Hadlie’ parents also started a foundation. Best wishes to all of you. Thank you Brandy from one SU demo to another!?
Your cards are awesome and I couldn’t be more thrilled that you are being an advocate for pediatric cancer. My 5 year old son was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on November 27, 2015. As a cancer mom and SU demonstrator I have been trying to think of some way to raise awareness and advocate. What a great opportunity to share two passions. Thank you for the idea and for all you do to raise awareness! My son is in remission and doing well but he still has 2 years left of treatments.
What a wonderful way to take a difficult situation & turn it positive… I lost my daughter to a brain tumor when she was 12 (19 years ago). Thank you Brandy, for supporting this cause.
Super cute cards! Thanks for bringing this inadequacy to our attention!