When Grace was 9 years old, a brain disease resulted in a month-long hospitalization. During this time, her best friend Naomi brought her a SoaringQuilt and SoaringPillow decorated with colorful, positive messages and artwork. This healing act inspired so much hope and connection for Grace and her entire family. Grace started a Soaringwords club at her high school. Each week, students came together to “pay it forward” and do different Soaringwords projects to donate to hospitalized children. Today, Grace is in college grateful that her experience was able to inspire other children to find hope.
(Photo Credit: Arnold Adler, www.arnoldadler.com)