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Beads of Courage


The talisman decorating Ezra’s IV pole is comprised of Beads of Courage. Through this unique program, each bead commemorates a procedure or event that a patient has experienced during treatment.

“I do see victory and am reminded of every single thing he was put through and how he got through it,” says Destiny Clark, Ezra’s mother. “No matter the pain, tears or fear, he did it. He overcame. They are victory beads. He came out victorious. He’s a warrior.”

These strings of beads become a patient’s badge of courage, a visual representation of their journey, and a tangible way to share their story.

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