[Wayback Repost] Looking for someone to write to? How about brightening a sick child’s day.

February 25, 2016 in Journal

This post was originally published on February 1, 2012. It’s reappearing today as a Wayback Repost, so you might see some old comments below. Feel free to continue the conversation!

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Do you need one more person to write to?

PostPals is a service in the U.K. where people can write to a seriously ill child. That letter, postcard, or gift will be forwarded to the child. This is a letter that you probably won’t get a reply to, but one that you can know has made someone happy. The website has a list of children, each of which has a page with their photo and story. I warn you, it is difficult to visit and read about how much they have had to endure.

“It is a very wonderful thing that people who do not know you, have never spoken to you, can take the time and trouble to make a difference to your life in such a special and significant way. It is not just about receiving a card, so many other things are within it- compassion, warmth, friendship, support and love and we can never truly explain how that helps”, Kelly Mum to Chloe G, 7 ALL

A letter seems like a very small thing to send, but worth the little bit of time that it takes.

 

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2 responses to [Wayback Repost] Looking for someone to write to? How about brightening a sick child’s day.

  1. The kids at PostPals are really nice. Also, I’ve tried sending postcards and greeting cards to sick children in the US through http://sendkidstheworld.com/ The stories there are incredibly heart-warming.

  2. I really want to write to these children…

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