Warrior Mail for Little Bailey
Warrior Mail is an amazing initiative bringing joy to sick children and their families. It’s an initiative run by an organisation called Communified.
After her own child was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, founder Rhiannon Williams’ eyes were opened to the reality of having a seriously ill child, and the demands this puts on families. Thankfully, Rhiannon’s son made a full recovery, but it inspired her to set out to make a difference for these families and their children.
Each month the Perth organisation chooses a ‘warrior’ child people can write to. They call it Warrior Mail. This little warrior is usually a child receiving ongoing treatment in hospital.
Madison Levy, Year 6 teacher and Mini Vinnies coordinator, introduced the project to the service group. She explains, “I found the organisation and thought it suited the service aspect of our group, helping others and thinking of others in our Year of Compassion.”
This month’s warrior is Bailey. Originally from Kalgoorlie, Bailey and his family have been stuck in Perth for over 12 months for treatment. Bailey has been diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and is receiving chemotherapy.
“The girls loved writing to Bailey, they personalised cards to his likes, such as dinosaurs, bikes and dogs,” said Madison.
The girls will continue with this project, writing to the August Warrior this month.