What Every Breast Cancer Survivor Needs ~shared by GigiCreations

Posted Sunday, October 23, 2011

One of our EtsyKids Team members, GigiCreations, shared this post of her volunteer experience at The Little Pink Houses of Hope Retreat who provide breast cancer survivors and their families some much need R& R.  Thank you Stephanie ~ GigiCreations for sharing this wonderful place with us.
A couple of weeks ago, I was given the unique opportunity to volunteer at a Little Pink retreat. This one was held in Nags Head, North Carolina and it was my first trip to the Outer Banks. Little Pink Houses of Hope provides beach retreats for breast cancer survivors and their families. This is an emotionally-charged week with an outpouring of love like you, quite possibly, have never experienced in your life.. seriously. Little Pink has sponsored 7 retreats this year, with plans to offer more in 2012. If you're interested in a domestic mission trip like no other, you can apply to volunteer with them directly on their website.

One of the activity highlights from the week was hang gliding at Jockey Ridge State Park in Kitty Hawk with Kitty Hawk Kites. Amazing day! Seeing these survivors enjoy their families doing things they had yet to experience was sheer delight. We giggled and cried a LOT that evening and loved the gorgeous sunset over the bay in the distance. Truly a day to remember :)
I thought you guys might enjoy seeing our view from Nags Head :) Here are quite a few photos!

The village where the LPHOH Volunstar House was located..


See the crab below?
Hiking the sand dune to get started gliding!!
People on another dune looked tiny!
That was ME with a perfect landing, thank you very much!!
It felt really amazing to be out there.. so beautiful.
The instructors carried those gliders back up the dunes over 50x.. I can't imagine doing that all day long!
One of the LPHOH Volunstars with our Kitty Hawk Kites instructors.

Our smallest glider getting locked in.
Take off!!
To infinity and beyond!!!
One of our instructors
Another Volunstar conquering her fear of heights and the unknown.
Sunset over Jockey Ridge
Hope you guys have a super week!!

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