"Hi Grady's Gladiators,
Thank you all so much for helping me bash my goal last year and helping me give my friends on 6 west over $17,000 in gifts and prizes. This always makes me so happy and really proud. I know how hard it is to have to sleep at the hospital for a long time and to be readmitted a lot. Having these things does not make everything go away but helps a lot and makes a lot of things easier. I asked my mom if we can try to beat last year and raise our goal to $20,000! I'm really excited to do this! Thank you all so much and thank you for always supporting me and my friends at Children's. Please help me get to my goal! Love Grady"
Like everything else these days, the 4th annual "Grady's Gifts" is still looking a bit different than prior years. What started 3 years ago as an amazing gift card drive, we have moved to a virtual toy drive once again this year. Although Grady loves collecting all those generous gift cards, Boston Children's Hospital is only accepting monetary donations. We found this format worked well last year. So well in fact, Grady was able to blow his goal out of the water and raised over $17,000 for his friends on 6 West. To say we were absolutely mind blown and extremely grateful is an understatement. They were able to provide so many gifts and incentive prizes throughout the year. Without all of you we never could have made this happen.
This year, as some of you know, Grady has begged to raise to goal to $20,000!!! I believe in him, and I believe in all our generous donors.
Again this year you will be able to donate using the link provided towards Grady's Gifts, all donations will go directly to an account for 6 West. Brittany, our wonderful child life specialist will have a wish list made and we will be able to supply the floor with holiday gifts as well as what the floor needs for arts and crafts and incentive prizes. Incentive prizes are just as important. A little bribe to get a friend to eat, drink or even just to take a little walk goes a long way.