Adam Hurst was truly an unusual
person. He lived life to the fullest and in a way that made his parents
and those of us who knew him proud. His mother once said he had an old
soul in a young body. What impressed people most about Adam was his
spirit. He never failed to be courteous and positive. He was passionate
and caring. He was funny, creative, fun living, uplifting and a good
student. In July of 1999, Adam was diagnosed with leukemia. That August,
he was gone.
Adam was an incoming student to the Collin Theatre program and in the
short time that we got to know him he made quite an impression on us all.
Each year, the Collin Theatre Center assists the Hurst family in helping the
children at Medical City - where their son Adam was a patient that year.
While Adam was in the hospital, he received a stuffed frog. This frog
remained on Adamís shoulder during blood transfusions, spinal taps,
chemotherapy and many sleepless nights. That year, the Hurst family
established a new program, Adamís Animals. On August 17, they
start collecting new stuffed animals to take to the children at Medical
City Ė where children age newborn to 20 years old receive pediatric care
- where Adam received care.
Then, on November 14, Adamís birthday, the Hursts deliver the
collection of NEW stuffed animals and balloons to the children. The
remaining animals will be given to each child who is admitted and
readmitted during the year. Every year, they begin a new campaign on
August 17 to collect NEW stuffed animals for these children and then take
them to the children on November 14.
Each NEW stuffed animal delivered brings love, hope, friendship, and
the knowledge that someone cares. Your contributions help bring joy
to children who need special attention in their lives. Parents,
doctors, nurses and EMTs get to see the children smile, if only for a
join the Collin Theatre Center in supplying NEW stuffed animals
to give to these children.