Beads of Courage program here in the UK. The program is sponsored by a small family run charity called Be Child Cancer Aware and is in place in 45 UK hospitals for children with cancer and blood disorders.
Courage beads like this little purple robot and are and gifted by glass artists all over the UK and Europe. They are given to children and teens on the program to mark milestones on a child's treatment
journey. The strings of beads (in many cases
hundreds of beads) that a child enrolled with BoC will collect through
the course of their treatment are a powerful tool. They are a tangible
way for friends, families and care givers to be able to see and
recognise courage and bravery.
The Beads of Courage program helps to help to reduce illness related
distress and encourages positive coping strategies. Every treatment bead
gives a child something tangible to use to be able to discuss their
treatment and experience. Beads of Courage are very powerful and I am
very proud to be able to do something to help bu doing something I love,
making glass beads. If you would like to know more about the program
here in the UK please visit
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