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Friday, March 19, 2010

Color Carnival, Scenic Sunday / Flying For a Purpose

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An 8 year old boy did an amazing routine with a kite to music at the Kite Festival in Huntington Beach, California USA
 It was discovered that he had bone cancer in one of his arms at the age of 3 years old.
He is a survivor!
These colorful kites were all purchased for a donation of $10-20 each to benefit the boy's family during their financial pressures with medical bills, etc.
The goal was to sell 100 of these kites and they did!
 They all flew together in the sky over Huntington Beach, California USA
last Sunday, March 14, 2010.

A few just wanted a little space of their own!

28 comments:

Vicky said...

Wonderful shot!!!! I love kites!!!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a great way to raise money for the boy and his family. Your photographs are lovely.

Carol said...

These kites are beautiful; all of your kite shots have been great. I would have liked to be at that festival!

Jane said...

Nice images, love the colours:)

Mona Sweden said...

What a sweet story! It looks marvellous with all those colours in the sky.

Benikos place said...

Fantastic!!! I like it sooooooo much!!!

nancy said...

That is a great idea for a benefit a child or grown up. What a great photo for a great story behind its. Have a great weekend.

Irene said...

Great images .... Lovely with all those colours in the sky.

Martha said...

Stunning photos, I heart kites completely.
Thank you, Carolyn and also for your visit for CC!

Jama said...

The colors sure brighten up the sky and hopefully the boy's life as well.

Shannon said...

Beautiful pics... and what a great story! Thank you for sharing that with us... :)

Rita said...

Looks like a win win was had all around. All the kites were sold, the weather provided enough wind for them to fly, so the fundraiser succeeded.

Then you got some wonderful photos and a very heartwarming story to tell.

Prayers offered for the family and all others in this situation.

shaker said...

Great shot, and for a good purpose !

"Lillagul" said...

Oh , what lovely colorful kites :)
Really nice shot !
Have a nice weekend !

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Such beautiful and colorful shots, what a wonderful day that must have been. And what a wonderful way to help your fellow man who is in need.
Thanks for sharing this adventure with us. My prayers go out to this amazing child and his family.
Molly

Randi said...

What a lovely post. I love this idea of collection money for the kids family. The photos are amazing - must have been a very special event!

cat said...

Great shots and a great cause :)

chubskulit said...

such a fun event.

My first Scenic Sunday, happy weekend!

Joyful said...

What a beautiful capture and a touching story.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

How AWESOME is that!!! God bless the lil boy & that should be an annual thing to go back the same time every year & fly those kites!!!
That had to be an AWESOME site!!!

Ann said...

what a meaningful thing to do.

In Borneo, boys fly kites and then fight as they cut each other's kites. The fights often go beyond the skies. On the ground, unhappy boys then fight.

Martha said...

How pretty seeing all those colorful kites flying together like that!

KMOYMAMA said...

Thank you for sharing a touching story and great pictures of kites.

happily retired gal said...

Loved the skies over Borrego but these colorful kites in the blue skies over HB are pretty special too.
Hugs and blessings,

Linnea W said...

How fun! So many kites in one place!

foto CHIP said...

This was a really nice story and I love that kind of charity :)

@nemonen said...

Lovely shot!

Evelyn Howard said...

This is lovely - really happy photos