The book that inspired the mission: Flowers for My Best Friend is a story about a little girl named Bailey who bestows an act of kindness upon children all over the world! When Bailey goes to visit her friend in the hospital, she has a wonderful idea as to how she can help children who suffer from ugly illnesses. Other languages available soon!
Today is a very special day for a little girl named Bailey who is on her
way to visit her friend Cyriss, in the hospital.
Cyriss has been sick because of his ugly illness. Today, he feels pretty
good. So he asked Bailey & some of her friends to stop by.
Cyriss began by giving Bailey & her friends a little gift. He drew
smiley faces for them. Then, he invited them all to sit around his bed.
They played lots of games, and even made up songs to sing.
After a while, Cyriss began to get tired, so Bailey said she would come
back another day.
“Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all enjoy the smiley faces,”
After visiting with Cyriss, Bailey asked her mom if it was okay for her
to do something special to help raise money for kids with ugly illnesses
all over the world. She asked her dad and brothers if they would help as
well. They were delighted!
Since Bailey’s dad is a gardener, she asked him if she could pick
flowers out of their garden to sell. He thought that was a splendid
idea! Also, Bailey’s dad built her a flower stand so she could sell
the flower bouquets.
Bailey’s friends, Nate & Emma, have offered to help pick flowers
on the weekend. Bailey’s friends & family will visit the hospital
and pass out beautiful yellow flower bouquets to Cyriss, and the other
Excerpted from "Flowers for My Best Friend" by Denise Sumotzy. Copyright © 2011 by Denise Sumotzy. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.