Noah Wilson’s legacy of kindness lives on
Even through the chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and even though Children’s Mercy became their second home, Deb and Scott Wilson of Olathe wanted their 6-year-old to feel like a kid.
But finding the fun in a hospital room was a daily challenge.
“After you’ve been there six months,” Scott says, “you’ve seen all the movies, you’ve played all the games.”
Luckily, little Noah had plenty of ideas. After deciding that beige bandages were boring, he collected colorful ones with kid-friendly designs and donated them to the hospital. He made handwritten cards for nurses and gave toys to other patients.
He made a happy birthday poster for his hero, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, and became a favorite of the team.
Noah was battling Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, but it went into remission last December. Then, early this summer, he was diagnosed with a secondary cancer, acute myelogenous leukemia. He died on June 30 at age 7.
But Noah’s legacy lives on in his charity, Noah’s Bandage Project, and in activities he designed for a new app called Zingity, which helps children build character traits such as kindness and creativity.
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