Program helps kids describe their health struggles, one glass bead at a time
Margie Shanahan makes a glass bead for the Beads of Courage program. To children fighting cancer, each bead has meaning. A white bead means an immunization or a chemo treatment. Beige can mean a biopsy, yellow an inpatient admission. A star-shaped bead means a surgery. A glow-in-the-dark bead means radiation treatment. A bumpy bead can reflect a tough day.
Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 11:23 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
Sewing machines whirred at Presbyterian Church of the Master, where Omaha's chapter of the American Sewing Guild meets occasionally to sew dozens of bags that go to Omaha's Children's Hospital & Medical Center.
And, as the 20 women sewed in west Omaha last weekend, Margie Shanahan put fire to glass at the Hot Shops in north downtown to shape some of the beads that will go into the bags.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:23 am.