Rocky Face Church Goers Support Children At TC Thompson

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 5/16/2014 4:46 pm
CHATTANOOGA,TN, (WDEF)-This is Jaxon Beavers and this North Georgia boy's battle with brain cancer has touched the hearts and minds of church goers in Rocky Face.

"Our church has been very instrumental in getting out into the community, I think our eyes were wide opened seeing Jaxon Beavers and all he was going through, this is just a great way for us to give to our community but also to offer extra hope"

Medical professionals here at TC Thompson Children's Hospital are grateful for the bags as they say it gives them hope and brightens the kids day.

Ashley Zani, Child Life Specialist,"When they see the blood, platelets or chemo going in not all the chemo is clear, some it is red, some is yellow, so for them to get excited and cover it up so they don't have to stare at it all day"

Hospital officials say chemotherapy is not only draining for young children, but also their families.

"The siblings come, the parents come, they are sitting in a room, getting that infusion, its going to be able to brighten up that room just a little bit and not be as scary for looking at the products that are hanging on the IV pole"

What started as one gift of a quilt to cover a chemo bag has now become a cause for the women who meet weekly to knit and sew and they say all donations help.

"The main things we are needing thread, clothes, materials to use, helping hands, Rocky Face Baptist Church has a quilting outreach if you will, if you can come on Friday nights at 6 o'clock"

The chemo bags come in a range of colors and sizes with some even for Vols and Alabama football fans.

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