Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 26: Over the Rainbow

Hey everybody! I am in Kansas today, and there are no member hospitals in this state yet. Even though there aren’t any member hospitals here, you can still support the 9th Bead Challenge while I am in Kansas!

While I was in Kansas, I found a nice basket to rest in, and when I woke up, I wasn’t in Kansas anymore! I started to wander around and found Kristen! Kristen told me about this wonderful place, and showed me a beautiful bead! 

Courage Tiger with the Joy Bead

Kristen showed me the Joy Bead that was designed not too long ago. Kristen told me that if joy were a bead, it would look like “Being happy, life, love, laughing, finishing chemo, spending time with friends and family.” Kristen handed me this beautiful bead and sent me up in a hot air balloon that went over a rainbow that look just like the Joy Bead!

When I woke up, I was still in my basket, but it seemed like Kristen was actually there with the Joy Bead! I am going to have to get one now because it’s so pretty and I need to have one! Kristen’s Joy Bead is still available in our store! Thanks Kristen for making a beautiful bead, and for Making Courage Roar! Support Beads of Courage and our programs by funding the mission during the 9th Annual Bead Challenge!

Joy Bead

Courage Tiger’s 2017 Road Trip is a feature of the 9th Annual Bead Challenge, a three-month nationwide fundraiser and beadraiser for Beads of Courage. As the official Beads of Courage mascot, Courage Tiger is visiting all 50 states to highlight the incredible work our organization does by sharing stories of our courageous members, families, clinicians, and the caring community of artists and supporters who make our vital work possible. Please get involved in Bead Challenge 2017 by visiting www.beadchallenge.org today. Sign up to PARTICIPATE as a fundraiser, CREATE glass beads, or DONATE to the cause. With your help, we can Make Courage Roar for kids coping with serious illness! Many thanks to Bead Challenge 2017 presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual and supporting sponsor Soda Lime Times.

– Contributed by Cristal Rogers, Marketing and Communications Intern, Beads of Courage