Little Red Stories
Thirty years ago our best friend's 2 year old daugher was in Shands@UF battling cancer, we went every weekend to visit them and would pull her around the halls for hours in wagon's that were donated for them. We lost her at the age of 3. This past year my grandson was born at 27 weeks and was rushed to this same hospital and was there for 96 days. My husband and I talked often about the wagon that were no longer there or just in bad shape. The smiles we saw on the children's face when they got to feeling better or up to it or it was their turn to ride was just priceless! Please donate more "Wagons for Smiles" to the Shands@UF NICU and Children's hospital in Gainesville Florida. Thank you Cindy Johnson
Our son was diagnosed with brain cancer at age two. Between the tumor, and chemo he became immobile . One day he saw a red Radio Flyer wagon and wanted a ride. He became so happy when we gave him a ride at the children's hospital we were in. The wagon was the only place he wanted to be for a few months . Not only did this bring such joy to our son during treatment, but it also served many practical uses such as moving our belongings to one floor from another in the hospital, when we would get transferred, but it also helped up take our belongings to and from our vehicle with each hospital stay. Some people may look at a red wagon and think nothing of it , to me, it is a full of special memories , and this is why I cannot look at a red Radio Flyer wagon without smiling .
My Dad got me my first Radio Flyer from Western Auto store Heavy dutie Wagon with Thick wooden panels on the sides with the painted sides This wagon got used a lot on the farm in WVA I'm glad I got one when i was a kid this was about 55years ago Give your child one so they will have the memory's
I have donated Little Red Wagons to Children's Mercy hospital over the years. The kids are so happy to use them. They would like to win your contest for the sick kids to smile more.
Wagons used to give prizes to kids in need. Our non profit used Radio Flyers to pass out beanie babies and other prizes to kids, while explaining how to treat animals well. A win-win situation!
Bringing Smiles to the Children's Cancer Clinic, or Fast And Furious, PCH Drift! My wife and I earned a Radio Flyer from the Tesla referral program, and although our son would have loved to race it around the neighborhood, we felt the mini Tesla from Radio Flyer had a better future at Phoenix Children's Hospital. The results were so much more than we could ever have hoped for!! We are now waiting for our second referral code from Tesla so that we can donate a second mini Tesla Radio Flyer to the Cancer Center, allowing for full drag racing to commence! Link to the Facebook Story on the Phoenix Children's Hospital below: https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixChildrensHospital/posts/10156238393417438
I wish I had pictures but I dont. When my husbands contract was up for the USMC in 2015, we donated our wagon we couldnt move with us to the hospitality house across from the hospital by daughter spent 4 months in the NICU at. We figured families who had kids staying with them could enjoy it and use it to haul stuff the the hospital. It was like a Ronald McDonald house since New Hanover Regional didnt have one. Such an awesome group of people running it and keeping it going. I hope they are still getting good use out of it!
We were having a yard sale and had a lightly used red wagon for sale. A sweet woman and darling little boy came over and he loved the wagon but I could see she didn't have the money to pay for it. After talking to her, I learned her husband was serving in the military overseas and that was all I needed to know. My husband and I loaded the wagon into her car and then took her and her son to McDonald's for burger and fries!
My most memorable and favorite memory is not on the full sized Radio Flyer Wagons but on the miniature ones. I had bought a dozen or so of the miniature Radio Flyer Wagons with and without the wooden sides. For Easter I filled them with candy, eggs and treats and used it for the Easter basket. Everyone really loved the idea. Later I would bake cookies and fill the wagon for parties and picnics. They made a great conversation piece.
Our American Legion Auxiliary Unit has filled the Classic wagon with goodies to use as a raffle. The proceeds from our raffle go to help our local Veterans in many ways. We donate to the local VA Hospital, purchase Christmas gifts for Veterans in our local nursing homes and our State Veterans home, donate to the USO, the local Boys & Girls Club, Veteran benefit Golf tournaments, the list goes on. The Radio Flyer wagon creates a lot of interest!
When my daughter Jordan was five years old i had a beautiful section of garden with wonderful bright tulips. As you can imagine i was quite proud of them. well she went and picked them all and put them in her radio flyer bright red wagon and started down the street. i looked out the window and she was strolling up the neighbors driveway with one of my tulips in her hand. i went out and was ready to yell and i asked why she took all the tulips she said she was gonna make everyone happy by giving them a flower! i couldnt yell after that and i just tagged along watching all the smiles as she gave them their "stolen flower".
We teach our kids to share their gifts and toys with others. Before Christmas or after a birthday we get our radio flyer and fill it with toys to donate to our local Children’s hospital, park district, and school. My kids are 3 And 4 years old and they understand that sharing is caring. It’s so important to teach kids the joy of giving.