We Deliver Smiles

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Mason’s Toy Box is nonprofit organization which lends support to families engaged in pediatric medical life-altering struggles by offering gifts to hospitalized children (and their family members). We provide relief to families facing overwhelming emotional and financial burdens. We raise awareness for childhood cancer and we fund pediatric medical research.

Our signature event is an annual holiday toy drive in memory of Mason Clark Thomas who was taken from us by Neuroblastoma at 11 yrs. old. Mason loved to give his toys and games to kids he thought could use some cheering up and, perhaps, just needed them more. We are seven years and several hospitals strong! Want to deliver smiles to pediatric patients and their families with us? Choose your destination:

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Bone Marrow Drive for Richmond VA Toddler THURSDAY

Everyone between 18 and 44 is invited to stop by to give a buccal swab (saliva sample) and find out if you are a match for two year old cancer warrior IHANU MERRILL of Richmond. Ihanu is a joyful 2-year-old who loves his family, Bubble Guppies, Paw Patrol, Toy Story, and adventures on the playground! He is a sweet but spunky little guy with a laugh that will melt anyone’s heart.

Ihanu was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML), a rare, serious, and chronic leukemia (cancer of the blood) that affects children mostly ages 4 and younger. While JMML itself is very rare, Ihanu’s case is rarer still: There is currently no good match for Ihanu in the global bone marrow donor database.

YOU could be the one to change his life! Let's find out Thursday, October 22nd at the Bone Marrow Drive for Ihanu! Stay in your car and simply stop for a quick saliva sample between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Ihanu's heritage includes Black, Native American, French & Italian blood lines. Bone marrow donations do need to be even more genetically similar than other organ donations so if you share any of those ancestries please come on out and increase his chances for living a full, beautiful life.

Once again the Bone Marrow Drive for Ihanu is Thursday, October 22nd, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. It is expected to be a drive-thru parade of cars where saliva samples can easily be taken and entered for comparison. Location is: 11861 W. Broad Street Richmond (across from Short Pump Mall, where Toys R Us used to be!)

Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Thursday's Bone Marrow Drive for Ihanu Merrill is brought to you in partnership by the Mason's Toy Box Foundation and Be The Match!

You can follow Ihanu’s journey by liking his community page at

www.facebook.com/littleherohanu/

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Please keep Lily in your thoughts and prayers tonight.And.... we’re back.

Does this ever end? It has to eventually right? Lily has been in pain most of the day today. Really hoping we get answers tonight. 🙏🏼🤞🏼
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