We started with… a balloon

We started with a… balloon. When your child has cancer, you celebrate as much as you can. One celebration for our young heroes on the BMT unit is DAY ZERO! This is the day when your child receives new bone marrow/stem cells through a central line. We call it a SECOND BIRTHDAY. Erin surprises the child with a balloon and a plaque. Sometimes the staff and family sing happy birthday. It is an exciting moment, and fraught with emotion. Connor's Heroes earned the trust of the BMT staff and doctors, so that we could be on the unit to offer emotional an financial support. Through your volunteering, gifts and prayers, you show that no child should be alone. That makes you a hero of RVA. We're getting ready to announce how you can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer in our community. Are you ready?