Beads of Courage is designed to support children going through cancer treatment and allows them to tell their story. The beads are used as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate different milestones such as blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments
It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1141987)
Ongoing evaluation of the Beads of Courage program indicates that the program helps to decrease illness-related distress, increase the use of positive coping strategies, helps children find meaning in illness, and restore sense of self in children coping with serious illness. The program also provides something tangible the child can use to tell about their experience during treatment and after.
The beads help the children to take ownership of their journey and to make sense of the experience they are going through in a very visible and tangible way. The beads gives them a tool to explain it to themselves and others, adults, medical professionals, brothers, sisters, friends and says to everybody ‚Äúthis is my story, this is what I‚Äôm doing ‚Äì its not nice but I‚Äôm strong and I will get through it‚Äù.
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