Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 41: Bryleigh’s Beads

I am here in Kentucky, and I have an amazing member story to tell you! Beads of Courage is in several hospitals in Kentucky, to include Lourdes Women’s Center, Norton Childrens Hospital, and the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. I met cardiac member Bryleigh today, and she is one special girl! 

Bryleigh was diagnosed with Focal Atrial Tachycardia over at the University of Kentucky Congenital Heart Clinic. Her beads are the bright point of each of her visits! She knows that if she receives an EKG or an echocardiogram, she will get a new set of beads. When I asked her what her favorite thing about her beads was, she said

I love being able to make new necklaces and bracelets with my beads!

No matter what kind of visit she has to make, Bryleigh is always excited to see the beautiful beads she receives at the end of the day. Thank you Bryleigh for sharing your story with me! Bryleigh is one of many members that Make Courage Roar! To help more children like Bryleigh receive Beads of Courage, support Bead Challenge today by participating, creating, or donating! That’s it from me, check back tomorrow for a new update!

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 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