From Lincoln: My Beads of Courage are …My strong! (From my 7 year old Lincoln with an immune disorder)
From mom Rebecca: My Beads of Courage are my reminder that my little Hystiocytosis warrior can beat anything. Each bead shows just how strong he is and will continue to be.
From mom Karen: My Beads of Courage represent a hard fought battle that I will face for the rest of my life... (my 4yr old is T1D and Epilepsy)
From mom Vicki: My Beads of Courage represent my strength, bravery and willingness to fight every battle. 8yrs old and 36 surgeries with more to come.
From Dawn, NICU nurse at Royal University Hospital: As a nurse handing out the BOC to the parents of our neonates, I have such a beautiful warm feeling. I think my heart grows bigger every time I enroll a baby! To me sharing the BOC with the parents is so personal. I feel that talking with the parents about the BOC and their different representations bring me closer to the family. Thank you BOC for giving me this opportunity.