Candis Sexton is a patient from the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Texas. Candis was diagnosed with Leukemia early in her senior year of high school. Anita Kruse, from Purple Songs Can Fly project, informed us that Candis had just recorded a song with the organization. Purple Songs Can Fly is an organization that provides a musical outlet for children being treated for cancer and blood disorders. The children’s songs are copied on purple CDs and flown by participating passengers, pilots and astronauts to place on earth and into space before flying back to Houston, where they are signed and then returned back to Houston for distribution. Sexton’s song is scheduled to be flown on the next shuttle flight.
To honor Candis, I invited Candis and her family to attend the Italian Style Expo May 23 in Houston Texas. Candis sang her recorded song “Follow your heart”. Afterwards, I presented her with a custom backpack to honor her accomplishments. The backpack was delicately handmade in purple leather with a quilted heart pattern. I was touched to be able to a part of such a wonderful event.
I wish the best to Candis in her life journey. I also want to thank Anita Kruse at Purple Songs Can Fly for giving me the special opportunity to meet Candis.