I knew that when I started working with Roc Solid Foundation that I would be inspired by the stories that I’d hear and the people that I met. I was (and still am) excited for that. I had the incredible privilege of meeting 4 fantastic families earlier this week when doing the June content shoot for Roc Solid Foundation. We focused on their Ready Bag Program.
These Ready Bags are the first sign of hope that families get when given the diagnosis that their child has pediatric cancer. Roc Solid Foundation, thanks to sponsors and donors, creates these bags that have everything that the family will need in the first 48 hours of their admittance to the hospital. Not only that – hundreds of these bags are given out at hospitals across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland.
See, when a child gets that diagnosis, they are immediately admitted to the hospital to start treatment. In the bags, the families will find toiletries, games, a tablet, a journal, a blanket – things to make the hospital stay more comfortable for them while they’re learning about the journey that they’re about to go on.
The bags turn into so much more than that, though. They turn into the bags that are left by the door or in the car in the event of an emergency hospital trip, full of clothes and games for everyone. These bags stay with the children and their families as a symbol of hope during the fight of their lives.
Here are some of the images that were taken earlier this week. Thanks to Roc Solid Foundation for bringing me on – I’m so excited for all the awesome content that I’m going to get to help them create, and helping spread the word about the amazing work that they’re doing throughout the community.
Learn more about Roc Solid Foundation (or get involved!) by clicking the link here.