Warrior Beads Program
As of August 17, 2018 the Warrior Beads Program is only open to existing participants for refill requests. The program has reached 5,000 participants and that is all that I can handle at this time. Stay strong and never give up!
The Warrior Bead Program is open to anyone that has a medical journey to share - no age limitations, no illness limitations, and "Survivors" welcome! The only thing that is asked of you... "if" you are receiving Bravery Beads or Beads of Courage then please do not apply for this program too.
Through the Warrior Bead program the participant will tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path.
How it works
Their Warrior Bead journey begins… when the participant’s first bead order is sent to 1Boy4Change the participant will receive all ordered beads PLUS their first name spelled out in beads. Then, colorful beads, each representing a different treatment milestone is given to the participant by 1Boy4Change to add to their Warrior Bead collection throughout their treatment as determined by the Warrior Bead guide and order form.
All Warrior Beads were developed in collaboration with experts in the field (nurses, doctors, child life specialists and social workers) and participants, so that each bead would reflect meaningful acknowledgment of the participant’s treatment journey.
Ongoing evaluation of the Warrior Bead program indicates that the program helps to decrease illness-related distress, increase the use of positive coping strategies, helps participants find meaning in illness, and restore sense of self in participants coping with serious illness. The program also provides something tangible the participant can use to tell about their experience during treatment and after.
Ordering beads electronically!
No more forms to mail in – when you are ready to order your initial beads or more beads, click here to submit everything electronically!
If you have any questions about the beads or the program, please, do not hesitate to contact me.