Morgan May sits with all the pictures, cards and messages of support and encouragement she received from Campbell River and other North Island students.

‘The largest stack of love and kindness we have ever seen’

Island students’ gesture of kindness touches heart of family with daughter fighting cancer

Some Campbell River students touched the heart of a family in the Lower Mainland with a simple gift of cards, unicorn colourings and sweet gifts.

They were all for four-year-old Morgan May who was diagnosed with leukemia in April. Shortly after being diagnosed, Morgan received a ton of get well soon cards with rainbows and unicorns on them. The family developed an attachment to rainbows and unicorns and use them as a symbol of strength to carry on through these hard times.

Some students in the Campbell River school district became aware of this and decided to show Morgan their support and created hundreds of rainbow and unicorn cards complete with inspiring messages to help lift her spirits. Approximately 1,000 students in the district participated and the cards were sent to Morgan and the gesture touched her and her family. They were joined by students in other North Island schools like Qualicum and Port McNeil.

“Today an angel showed up at our door,” Morgan’s mom Kelly said in a Facebook message. “…the most thoughtful cards, unicorn colourings and sweet gifts for Morgan and her sisters. The tears are flowing as I process this gift for our daughter and write this post.”

She called the pile of cards and drawings, “The largest stack of love and kindness we have ever seen.”

“All of these drawings and cards are from children, teachers, random strangers who don’t know Morgan – who have been touched by her story – many of them living on Vancouver Island. I am honestly at a loss for words…This took my breath away.”

She said the kind and encouraging words from all these amazing children who don’t know Morgan will lift the family in its dark moments. Morgan’s cancer diagnosis in April changed the family forever, Kely said – “A shock that rocked our lives.”

But thoughtful acts like this one has changed the family in a profound way, she said.

“Sometimes the world seems jaded and full of hate,” Kelly said. “The beauty in good, kind, thoughtful people shine brighter than any negativity.”

the Mays produced a video of the cards and colourings that included an appearance by children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond, a friend of Morgan’s, and Morgan herself. A Diamond song, Fly High Unicorn, plays throughout the video.

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