Maybe you just climbed out from under the same rock I did, but there’s a fad going around called Loom Bands. Kids all across the country are taking what looks like the rubber bands we used to put on our braces and weaving them into cool bracelets, necklaces and other creative crafts. Up until a few months ago I was pretty oblivious to this new craze. Our middle child, Ellis is all about some loom bands (and any kind of bling for that matter). He took his allowance a few months ago and purchased his first kit. He has gotten the hang of it and can now make about five or six different kinds of bracelets.
The other night we were making another loom band when Ellis asked if he could start selling his creations. We talked about what he would do with the money and he decided he would make special blue and green bracelets for one of his friends. Some of our friends from church recently adopted a little boy named Maddox from South Korea. Maddox was diagnosed in March 2013 with Duchenne (pronounced dew-shin), a form of Muscular Dystrophy. Currently there is no cure for this disease, but there is HOPE.
God’s Word says, “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13 ESV) At seven years old, Ellis may not be able to find a cure for Duchenne, but he can loom bracelets to help his friend. Currently Ellis has made about 20 bracelets and is busy every afternoon after school making more. The bracelets are loomed in a blue and green pattern – blue for Maddox and green because it’s the Duchenne awareness color. Ellis is selling them for $2 or any amount you would like to donate. We’re supplying rubber bands so all money can go straight to help find a cure. All monies collected will go to The Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. The Parent Project MD is a research organization that the Daniel family supports who is working hard to find a cure for Maddox and thousands of other boys and girls like him. Pray for Maddox. Buy a bracelet. But more than anything, remember – that with God all things are possible. There is HOPE FOR MADDOX!