Bandage Stories: A Journey of Hope & Generosity
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Cancer is attacking the children of Crown Town by taking away their identity.
To save the future of the city, medical staff, parents, and clergy are trying to stop the attacks on the children who have often lost hair, hearing, and even limbs to cancer.
But, its young Noah Wilson, an enterprising six-year-old, who found a way to restore the identities until cancer can be stopped once and for all. Noah presented his elegant solution to the city. Each kid would be given a unique bandage created from careful calculations of their favorite color, character, or sport.
The bandage would be presented to the child after each attack of cancer reminding them- you’re still you. The grown-ups cheered and implemented Noah’s peaceful solution, and the children were reinvigorated with their sense of self.
But, it’s a case of it takes one to know one, because Noah was being attacked, too. The cancer began in his back and then went to his lungs in a rare form called Ewing’s Sarcoma.
While Noah helped the other kids, the grown-ups helped him. They fought together in a medical battlefield creating specialized forms of cancer weapons. Noah struck the evil force with 30 rounds of chemotherapy and 37 rounds of radiation.
The cancer receded and was, by all accounts, gone. Noah’s ingenuity, bravery, and selfishness endeared him to the city. He and his family were even sent to Crown Town’s most important event, the World Series.
For a bit, there was peace for Noah as he continued his work on the cancer identity crisis. He gave the besieged children of Crown Town more than 9,000 unique and healing bandages. He sought respite in being with his kind brother and sisters, and playing baseball with friends.
But, on June 27, 2015, cancer struck a low blow reappearing in Noah’s blood. On June 30, 2015, Noah said goodbye to his family as he escaped to a heavenly fortress. After the goodbye, his family met in Noah’s bandage lab where they discovered the secret instructions for continuing his work, the start of a plan to defeat cancer for good.
Today Noah’s Bandage Project, led by his family, has given more than 140,000 bandages to kids with cancer, and more than $600,000 for cancer research to stop the disease once and for all.
Written by Annie Noll
The fantastic Annie Noll will be writing feature stories about the brave Crown Town Warriors and people paving the way to the en
d of childhood cancer, which will be published here. Annie came up with the name “Bandage Stories” because it’s a synonym for healing stories and as long as she is the writer for them she hopes these heal the spirit.
Annie Noll is a writer in Prairie Village, KS and a cancer mom to her son, Jonah, who spends most of his time in Heaven, flying around in his rocket shoes. She is also a regular mom to her second son, Harrison, who she and her husband, Aaron, are madly in love with. You can follow her on Instagram @anniejnoll. Or, visit her website, www.superwordswriting.com.