To end childhood cancer through awareness, support, and the gift of hope.
Noah Wilson was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. He had a huge heart, and was always looking for ways to help. His love for others did not change even when he was facing a devastating diagnosis. When his treatment began, he was getting pokes almost daily. The hospital did not have cool bandages, leaving the kids to settle for boring brown ones. Noah saw a chance to help his fellow patients, and started collecting fun bandages for his new friends. He knew that a bandage is more than just a wound cover.
A bandage is:
A BADGE OF COURAGE - shots and procedures hurt and can bring anxiety to those who have them. A bandage becomes a badge of honor, showing that they overcame something scary and how brave they are!
AN IDENTITY - especially on a cancer floor, where kids wear similar hospital gowns, are bald, and end up looking alike, a bandage is a way for a child to express themselves, and share the things they think are cool.
FUN - Kids battling sickness of any kind need all the fun they can get!
When it comes to funding cancer research for kids, there is very little support. Only 4% of the U.S. national cancer research budget goes to kids! Noah wanted to help in this area too, and money that is donated to his project is turned into grants for pediatric cancer research.
Noah passed away in 2015, but not before starting his Bandage Project and making a huge difference in the world. In honor of Noah and his legacy, Noah’s Bandage Project continues to help kids all across the globe.