On Thursday, 11 Alive News is airing a story about Brody, his playground wish and all of the support from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta employees for this endeavor. Please send the station a quick e-mail and thank them for covering this story!! We want them to see Brody's impact!
"And at the playground, I slide down the slide. -Amen."
For the Love of a Child
He left this world over a year ago, the kid with the strong spirit but a body that lacked a working powder house in his cells. The disease is called Mitochondria. Brody's cells could not make energy needed to create a strong growing boy or girl needs.
It is amazing that the cells continually produce all the different kinds of energy to do the job it is supposed to do. I don't know all the medical reasons for the failure of the mitochondria. I know we need a cure for the kids affected by Mitochondria.
Brody, let me tell you about Brody. I only met him a few times. He had a very positive personality with those he met. He loved being the Red Ranger, no not he liked the Red Ranger, he was the Red Ranger.
A little boy who would wear cute yellow rain boots, no it didn't need to be raining outside. He would have the way of saying something too cute to make you smile for hours. His close family and friends would call these Brody quotes and his quirky ways, "Brodyism."
The kid loved the all-American food, the hot dog. Despite not having a fully functioning intestinal track to digest the hot dog, he loved the idea of sitting down and chomping on a nice hot dog.
On the 29th of every month, Brody’s people eat a hot dog in his memory. Brody Cole’s Birthday is on December 29 2001, so that is why every month on the 29th, make up some yummy hotdogs for a meal.
I've tried to follow his family's doings on Facebook. Brody's mom is going to nursing school and he has two brothers who are Karate Kids. I've found out, Brody’s mom, who with lots of help from some wonderful people, has begun a foundation in Brody's name: http://www.brodysdream.org/
Click on it when you’re done reading my post. The special dream is to build a playground for other children who are ill. Brody's hospital has agreed to help build a playground. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite is the hospital that Brody spent so much time fighting to survive and thrive.
If you take about 100 days out of your year that is an estimate of how many days Brody spent at the hospital every year. I think he also with his steady companion mom traveled to some specialist and hospitals all over the USA.
He made friends wherever he went because this was a kid who loved. Ah, my point is that the family which is what the "Brody's Dream Foundation" is made up of family members, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and the many friends that Brody considered his family are selling t-shirts to help fund the playground at Scottish Rite.
Say a prayer and click on the link to help by giving a donation or to buy the cool red tee shirt with the great yellow slide.
Brody needed several organ transplants to survive. Those transplants never became available. Please consider being an organ donor for others.
Wink to Brody’s brothers!
Hi to my friend Harrison!