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Dec 16

life cycle engineering - a true elf experience

by Santa in

There were many sighs and moans as we contemplated what type of gift exchange the Corporate Services Group here at Life Cycle Engineering should participate in. There were the usual ideas - $5 gift exchange, secret Santa, cookie exchange, etc. Then the idea to give back to our community began to take shape.

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Dec 14

rip noah mayberry

by christine in News

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Santa’s heart is saddened to post that Noah Mayberry, one of our adopted Courageous Kidz, passed away this past Monday.

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Dec 01

thank you for providing an amazing christmas…..letter from 2010

by Santa in

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Dear Charleston Elves,
 

What an amazing Christmas you provided to our family. The time, energy, and money that it would have taken us to deliver a Christmas such as you did was beyond appreciated on so many levels. Having a child with cancer has obviously been an incredible challenge for both Austin and our family in 2010. It has made our family stronger, but has certainty taken its toll physically and mentally over the past 12 months. As most stressful situations we have our good days and bad ones, but we keep our heads held high and think positive as much as we can. We have so much to be thankful for. We have even started counting the days down until our NO MO’ CHEMO day arrives which is currently 805 days away.

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Dec 01

thank you letter from courageous kidz (2010)

by Santa in

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Dear Charleston Elves,

The words thank you do not convey the magnitude of gratitude that our family feels for your generosity and kindness to us this Christmas. We had such a wonderful Christmas!!  When childhood cancer strikes your family your immediate and only concern is for the survival and well being of your child.  You don't care what it costs, you don't care what you have to sacrifice. Beating cancer and continuing to live is all that matters.  As time goes on and as the battle continues the stress of other issues begin to mount.  How do we spend enough time with our other children? How do we stay on top of  work and school? How are we going to pay all these bills? And the list goes on. We are so thankful that Forester, at 9,  is doing so well. After 2 years of fighting brain cancer he is cancer free and life is returning to normal.  Our Christmas was very merry for so many reasons! But when dealing with children and cancer - they don't understand that Christmas won't be the same this year because cancer is expensive.  They can't grasp the magnitude of what they've endured and what it has cost. Nor do you want them to!  Your AMAZING gift to help us with Christmas this year has blessed us more than you will ever know.  We were blown away by all the thoughtful gifts - I mean IN SHOCK! As you can see from the pictures below, the children had the best Christmas ever & in turn so did we.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for easing our burden and blessing us immensely at the same time.  May God bless you!

Peace & Blessings

 

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Nov 30

charleston elves wednesday

by Santa in Inspiration

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Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays

We have all heard about Black Friday and Internet Monday. Well, I "Santa" claim Wednesday as Charleston Elves Wednesday. This is when the world visits the www.charlestonelves.org website, signs-up to become an elf and adopts a needy child for the holiday season.

There are only 18 children left for adoption. Below is the story of Chinia one of many deserving children on my list. Don't be left out of this historic day "Charleston Elves Wednesday" click on the following link www.charlestonelves.org to become an Elf today.   

Chinia was born with slow heart rate, reflux, congenital immune deficiency-transit of infancy, with a slit eye, and sleep apnea.  She was treated by Dr. Trant for heart in Florence.  She stayed on a monitor for around 14 months.  Between the ages of 3 to 4 years she was seen for immune problems and eye conditions.

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