This is my mom, Kathy. We did a photo session when she visited in September. What does she have to do with shoes? Read on.
Mom retired in May of 2012 and has been actively volunteering and spending time with her three daughters and 9 grandchildren. She is doing anything but being idle and is helping so many people in so many ways. Her retirement is far from the dreams she had of her and my father spending these years traveling and enjoying life together. Despite his absence as a result of loosing his battle to cancer almost 8 years ago, she is taking the best out of her time and using her gifts to spread love and joy. Her latest endeavor, the one I am writing about today, is painting sneakers for children with cancer. She is working as a volunteer for Peaches Neet Feet, an organization that strives to put smiles on the faces of children undergoing cancer treatment. Converse (http://www.converse.com) donates sneakers to Peaches Neet Feet who then sends the shoes to artists such as my mother to paint according to a child’s specifications. To learn more about Peaches Neet Feet and their incredible program visit their website at:
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These are the shoes Mom painted this week for a little boy named Miles. He likes the San Francisco Giants. What joy he will have when he sees these custom painted shoes that he can wear into battle, to fight the fight of all fights – cancer.