Beads of Courage
A tangible expression of their cancer journey, the Beads of Courage program helps young people understand their cancer experience.
Each coloured bead marks a turning point in the child’s trek against cancer, be it needle, X-ray, MRI, echo test, chemo treatment or surgery. Stringing the long necklace of beads gives kids a colorful centerpiece around which they may express themselves and share their experience with others.
“The beads of courage help me keep a record of all that I have been through. It allows me to share my journey with others by talking about my beads. My beads make me feel proud of all the hard things I have made it through.”14 Year Old Patient