When one of my good friends asked me to take photos for their event to raise awareness for kids who wear glasses I said absolutely. She then told me we can't pay you anything and my answer was still absolutely! I adore this woman. Her son who is now 4 was diagnosed a with a rare eye cancer and had to remove his eye. He has to wear glasses to protect his good eye and his prosthetic eye. These two are tough cookies. What they have gone through cannot be explained or felt until you experience it. I could not say no to my friend, for the woman who I adore, for her son who survived this nasty cancer.
Many kids and parents came to check out the event. There were activities of coloring a pair of paper glasses, making a minion with glasses, tons of pipe cleaners to make fun glasses. There was even an eye doctor set up play area where you could pretend to be the eye doctor. The patient could even pick a pair of glasses out that were hanging from a large laundry basket! Story time included books about kids wearing glasses and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?" One of my ultimate favorite kids book. The best activity of the event, in my opinion is the piñata! These kids tried so hard to get that candy out! When it finally broke kids rushed everywhere to capture it!
Last but certainly not the least was the celebration of wearing glasses with cupcakes! The eyes of the kids just lit up and all had cupcake faces afterwards!
Thank you again for allowing to come into this world even though it was only for a few hours!