Noah & Ellie – Kids that Inspire Me

My little brother and sister are amazing! They are about 20 years younger than me, and they are both very active in their community. So, I need to brag on them a bit and share with you their recent accomplishments.

My eight year old little sister, Ellie, is a mini-me. She LOVES to paint and draw for hours on end and is very creative. The last couple years, she has taken up acting and she is quite the ham! She participates in Christian Youth Theater (CYT) in Parker, Colorado. Their most recent production was the Sound of Music and Ellie was cast as Gretl, the youngest Von Trapp child. Of course, I am a little biased, but I tell you, that young lady stole the show!

And then there is Noah, who is 11 years old. Did you know that he was nominated for and WON this year’s 9New’s “9Kids Who Care” award and scholarship? This is amazing! Out of all the selfless and wonderful children out there making a lasting impact on the world, my kid brother is being recognized on TV for his own dedicated service! Noah is one of 9 kids selected for the honor this year! Noah volunteers for numerous organizations including the Denver Dumb Friends League, Boy Scouts of America, Parker Task Force and the Listen Foundation. This young man wants to make a difference!

Noah is a very active boy scout and has managed to successfully earn the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot. 2nd Class, 1st Class and now Star in only 11 months. He plans to be a very young Eagle scout and is striving to attain that goal next year, while he is still 12 years old.

Ok, now my bragging would not be complete without sharing a few photos. Take a look at the gallery below.

Channel 9 hosted a 30 minute program on Saturday, March 7th at 6:30pm MST to feature all nine 9Kids Who Care 2009 winners.

You can view the 9News segment on Noah here and read more about Noah and Ellie at their blog, Flieder Post.


About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.


  1. Tom D. DeVisscher on October 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    We are all sons and daughters! We need the love of Martin Luther King Jr. for his God friend Jesus Christ to fill us!

  2. Tom D. DeVisscher on March 8, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Howdy, I wish your family a golden future. May this who place be run by good shepards for our families to have a great future. Heartily yours Tom D. DeVisscher