One of my wife’s co-workers at the downtown Thompson Cancer Survival Center Radiation Oncology Department found out about a group called TinyTrees. What the group does is provide community support for pediatric oncology patients at East TN Children’s Hospital. One of the big things that families of pediatric oncology patients experience during treatment is the absense of “normal.” So this project gets others to help donate a decorated 3′ Artifical Christmas Tree. Then the group distributes these tiny Christmas trees to pediatric oncology inpatients who are hospitalized during the holidays.
Since my wife’s department is the main place in Knoxville that treats pediatrics oncology, they were excited to donate six trees to this charity. Everyone participated by donating either money, supplies or both. Once everything was gathered, my wife created six awesomely themed Christmas trees that will hopefully brighten some child or family’s holiday.
If you would like to learn more about the group and help next year, check out this link to the TinyTrees Facebook page.