Their eyes shine brightly as they load their stamps with paint. Smiles are infectious. Experiments with stencils and stamps on fabric are just the backdrop for fun. Laughter and giggles float on the air. Friends are made as moms and dads chat on the sidelines. It could be any group of kids and their parents enjoying themselves with some messy art play.

In reality, these are children and families fighting a huge battle against cancer, but doing so with grace under fire. I love working with kids and have had lots of experience teaching kids of all ages. But this was a special group of kids.

I went home each day with a special sense of the precious fragility of life and in awe of the indomitable human spirit that was so in evidence all day long.  

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