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September 22, 2009 – Texas Children’s Hospital
As a patient in Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Alex Abele wanted to have a positive impact on his fellow cancer patients. So, he chose Texas Children’s Cancer Center as the focus of his Eagle Scout project because he knows first hand how many hours patients – and their siblings – spend at the center for treatments.
Most cancer patients undergo treatment for years, and Abele felt that there needed to be more items available for their enjoyment during these stays.
Abele began by sending letters to his neighbors in the Bay Forest subdivision in Clear Lake, notifying them of his plan. On May 30 he and his fellow Boy Scouts and friends, Alex and Edward Baker, Michael Lambert, David, Brandon, Mike and Christine Hoffmann, and Renee and Nick Lance went door to door collecting gently used toys, video games, CDs, DVDs, board games, cards and cash donations to benefit the pediatric patients at Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.
Once the collection was completed, Alex and his parents presented Texas Children’s Child Life Specialist, Dana Swan, with the collected monies and toys. Over $650 in cash donations and a mini-van full of donated toys and games are now available for the kids at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
Pictured: Alex Abele (right) and his mother present his donations to Dana Swan (left).