According to a 1973 Sesame Street calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is January 13 so around the country it’s National Rubber Ducky Day! A friend of Ernie and Big Bird, Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode.
Rubber Duckys have a long and respected history in the world of children, and most of us remember having at least one as part of our collection of bath-time toys. We include a mini duck in our Kits reminding us of Shelli’s duckface fun and representing the importance of staying connected with others.
Treatment day meant duckface day for Shelli posting a duckface on Facebook and Instagram. Friends, extended family, other cancer patients and new friends made would post images creating fun vibes. This was an amazing way for Shelli to keep in contact without the usual “cancer” conversations.
People with cancer often note that friends and family “don’t call anymore.” getting on with their lives or just not knowing what to say! Sometimes you may not get a response because the patient is too sick at the time, just be reassured your contact is appreciated.
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