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Riah's Rainbow

Please take a few moments to read the story of Mariah, written by her mother.  Riah was a wonderful young girl who was taken from us too soon.  Help Riah's Rainbow bring a little sunshine to hospitalized children by donating to Riah's Rainbow.
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 Riah's Rainbow...  
                    
 
                         Helping children enjoy art as much as Mariah did
                                                     In loving memory of
                                                                           Mariah Jean Klein
                                                                   May 28, 2004 - August 31, 2008

Riah's Rainbow is an organization formed in memory of our daughter, Mariah, and her love of art. Mariah passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 4 on August 31st, 2008.

The ultimate goal of Riah's Rainbow is to bring smiles to the faces of children who have to endure a day, a week or even months in the hospital. Our mission is to be able to give pediatric patients at local hospitals new coloring books, crayons, markers, colored pencils, craft items, etc. Each time they visit they will receive a new coloring book & box of crayons to take home with them. We will also offer alternatives such as puzzles, project bags, or paints. Often times, cancer patients are offered "community" craft items. With comprised immune systems, the threat is always there that the child may develop an illness. Riah's Rainbow eliminates that fear for parents.

During those times that Mariah was admitted to the hospital, she would distract herself with coloring. We do believe coloring was her favorite hobby and it also served as therapy for her. She taught herself how to use her right hand again just by showing everyone how well she colored.

Although her spirit lives on in all of our hearts, we miss her tremendously. She truly is the inspiration behind Riah's Rainbow.

For more information on our organization, please go to www.riahsrainbow.org

We appreciate your support!