~ The first moment Phéline and pinky found each other. In the Dreamnight ~
It all started with this beautiful event called: The Dreamnight at the Zoo. This event provides children who are very ill the chance to be a child again. They are allowed to visit the zoo in the evening. The zoo is filled with activitie's and fun things the children can do. Every year they have a theme. This year the theme was: Butterflies. Me, FotoFurNL and 2 of our friends where allowed to join this beautiful evening. FotoFurNL came up with the great idea of buying wings, so we all fitted the team. All the children where so happy to see us. Some where shy but where brave enough to give a handshake, some where happy and couldn't get enough hugs. We took photo's, gave out hugs, snugs and more.
Then I came across Phéline. She was sitting in her buggy, at first she was a bit shy, but when she laid eyes on Pinky she shined like the sun. At that moment a photographer joined me and was able to capture our first moment together. This moment.. This moment was so precious for me. She was so sick but her smile. She couldn't let go of Pinky. The moment was there to said goodbye, but before I said goodbye I got a kiss on my nose and a handshake to seal our for ever lasting friendship. I gave her my little pink butterfly want so she could remember me. It was a magical moment for me. I cried when I walked away. I will never forget that moment.
I knew in my heart this could be the last moment that I will have with her. Phéline is very ill. She was just 2 at the time, but already had a huge battle behind her. She has leukemia, blood cancer. I only had a quick word with he parents sadly.
~ TranceCat and Pinky joining the TV show named SofiaTV Blurred faces for privacy ~
Months passed by and FotoFurNL came in contact with Sophia. A children's hospital. He talked and told them about the event we both joined. They invited us to join one of there shows. A show that they send out on the TV for the children in the hospital. Both Pinky and TranceCat where on the telly and where smothered in hugs, snuggles cuddles and more
~ Pinky sharing a kiss with Phéline. At the Sofia Swing 150 birthday party ~
After the show we talked with them, they told us Sophia turned 150 years, FotoFurNL came up with idea of drive in type of disco! a idea was born. We and a few others came to party. While prepping my suit in the changing room a friend of mine and volunteer Daniele came and said: Your biggest fan is here'' I looked at FotofurNL and we didn't get the clue. Then she said: Phéline is in the hospital. my heart skipped a beat. I flew in Pinky and came to visit her. The moment she saw me was priceless. we cuddled, played, hugged and sang a dutch song name the ''Maneschijn'' It was special and I remember every second of it. When I came back, I had tears in my eyes. I told Reinout/FotFurNL what we did and he hugged me.
~ Me visiting Phéline as ''Pinky's friend'' to give the gifts. Joining me was FotoFurNL/ Reinout ~
When the event was over I finally had time to meet the mother of Phéline. She told me that she was in love with Pinky. We chatted about what we did and what was wrong with Phéline. After hearing her story I told her mother Erika that i would like to make a gift for Phéline. A mini pinky plush and that i would give it to her as Pinky. weeks passed by, busy crafting the plush, poster and card. When the time was there I contacted Erika. Sadly Phéline wasn't doing well. She caught a contagious bacteria so Pinky wasn't allowed to visit her. I came up with the idea that a ''friend of Pinky'' would give it to her. So me and Reinout came to visit her. It was hard to so her again. I wish with out the protection of the suit. When I gave her the plushie, she just shined from happiness. That smile, I will never forget. It was a heartbreaking moment. I truly felt honored that the Erika and Arjan where so kind and open. I still feel honored that I could visit Phéline and gave her the little presents.
~ Pinky surprising Phéline on her 3e Birthday. Thank you Reinout/FotoFur & Roy for joining me ~
We talked about phéline, it was already December and Erika told me Phéline her birthday was at 4th of january. I said to her that Pinky would be ready! and if she was better that Pinky would love to visit. The year was over and it's was Phéline her birthday. I took a really good friend of mine with me Roy and of course Reinout/FotoFurNL. I wanted to share this moment with them. Phéline knew of nothing. And when Pinky looked thru the corner of the door I just saw one big smile! Phéline was so happy! She wouldn't let go of Pinky. Pinky must sit with her, and she insisted to sit on Pinky's lap. Together we sang her Happy Birth day.
These moments, these are the reasons why I suit. Why i love to suit. Phéline is so happy with Pinky. I do believe smiles can make a difference.