Kraftlove is sharing the joy of creativity with children in a way that brightens their lives and makes things a little bit more normal! Your organization has caught my attention because I knew a little girl with brain cancer, who believed the most important word was hope. That was what my 10 year-old student told me when she returned from St. Jude’s in Memphis, Tennessee for the first of many long, experimental treatments for a cancer without a known cure. This was when she could still talk, work on her fourth grade classwork, walk around her house, and draw amazing cartoon sketches. As her visiting teacher, I helped her begin a poster that would tell her story, called an “All About Me Poster.” She was able to write and draw for only a few months after that, and when she was unable to talk, she would write and draw until she could no longer do anything with her hands. Her favorite color was red, favorite foods were vegetables and junk food, her favorite animals were horses, and her favorite word was hope. She wanted to be an artist when she grew up. It always pleased her when I could tell her all of her favorites and name all of the members of her family. St. Jude’s was her hope to be able to celebrate her eleventh birthday. Her last visit to St. Jude’s occurred just 2 months before she would die. St. Jude’s arranged for this little girl to fly in first class on her way back to Virginia. My student died just hours before her eleventh birthday in the arms of her mother, father and stepfather and surrounded by her large family. Her “All About Me Poster” hangs in her family home. I will always cherish my memories of my student and the opportunity that I had to be a part of her last year.