|Posted by Christine Dwyer on January 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM|
Every now and then a post will show up on the Make Some Noise Facebook page that really gets my attention. Just before the new year a member who had recently lost her father to lung cancer posted to say that her daughter was going to be doing a school project for the annual Discovery Fair. Her chosen topic?
I have been keeping up with the progress on this amazing young lady and her project and would like to introduce you to 8 year old Aurora. Here is the post that originally caught my attention. This is written by her Mom, Ashley.
Ashley posted….It is Discovery fair time coming up shortly after the new year starts and my daughter is doing her project inspired by her grandfather, LUNG CANCER. We are going to explore how one is detected, how one gets treated and give detailed facts on what people need to be aware of.
· MAKESOME NOISE!!!!.... For Lung Cancer Awareness Ashley this is so wonderful!! Please feel free to keep us updated on her project and post pictures if you can! x x xChristine
Ashley….Oh i will We are going to do the aspect about facts but also the data i have recieved in email on how it develops and what to watch for It is not due until Jan. 17th but i want to get started on it.
MAKESOME NOISE!!!!.... For Lung Cancer Awareness So awesome!! If we can help just let us know~ Christine
Ashley……My daughter and I are almost done with her science project i sure hope that you like the outcome When we are all finished i will share pictures with you I wanted to put as much info as possible and i even printed some articles that you shared on your page about the recent developments that she is going to share with her classmates and judges. We should be finished with it later today. We are excited for you to see the outcome of it. "
MAKESOME NOISE!!!!.... For Lung Cancer Awareness I'm so excited and so proud of her!! AND YOU! Thank you both for taking this on and doing all of this work!! Xoxox
I received these photos of Aurora’sproject and am so proud of the wonderful job she has done!!
Ashley has very generously shared some more photos and information with me about Aurora and her Pappy who shared a very special bond.
It’s easier to tell that story through the photos Ashley sent me.
This is Aurora and her pappy when she was just over a year old
Aurora and her pappy on the boat they loved to be ontogether she was two years old
Christmas morning, 2009,
New Years Eve 12-31-2011
These were the last pictures of them together before he passed away. They were taken on his 67th birthday, January 23rd, 2012.
Aurora’s Pappy passed on March 10, 2012.
I find this story to be so bittersweet. I am so very sorry for the loss of yet another person to this hideous disease but yet I am so proud of Aurora for sharing her grandfather’s story through not only this post but through her school project.
Our children are our future, and we need to educate them so they can in turn share that knowledge with their friends as well as make informed choices for themselves later in life.
Ashley, to you I say THANK YOU. Thank you for sharing your father and your daughter with us.
Thank you for raising Aurora to be such a caring and loving little girl.
Thank you for taking the time to help her with this amazing project and for taking the time to keep me up to date on her progress!
Aurora, I am sure your Pappy is looking down from heaven and smiling at you.
I know he must be so proud of all of your hard work on this project!
I am looking forward to hearing all about your grade in the coming days!!
In my book you got an A+!!