It is hard to even know where to begin this post and even harder for me to write it. As most of us are parents to young children you all know how hard it can be to see our children sick or hurt. I can't even begin to imagine the feeling of finding out your child has the dreaded "C" word. Cancer.
No child should have to face cancer. They shouldn't even have to know what cancer means. They should be riding bikes, playing, going to school and just being kids!
Why am I writing this about cancer? Thankfully both of my boys are healthy. However a close family friend of mine hasn't been so lucky. Her little girl Jillie, just 2.5 years old was just diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A fast moving, aggressive form of leukemia that if not treated, could be fatal in a few months.
Luckily after weeks of being sick, Jillie was diagnosed and quickly moved to an amazing children's hospital. She will now be living in the Ronald McDonald housing for the next 6 to 12 months as she undergoes many many treatments and blood transfusions.
Remember she is just 2.5 years old. How do you even begin to explain to her what is going on and why she is now living far away from home and facing months and months of treatments?
So far Jillie is being a rockstar and keeping a smile on her face! She actually feels good with new healthy blood running through her! She is a fighter and one tough little girl. If anyone can fight this it is Jillie and her family.
In my small way of feeling less helpless and helping out in any way I can, I've started Rally for Jillie on my blog! I'm seeking sponsors willing to donate two items. One to add to the giveaways and one to send to Jillie. My hope is that this will keep her spirits up, help keep her occupied, to just keep her being a kid through this ordeal.
If I could hug the sponsors that have stepped up to help, I would in a heartbeat! Their kindness and generosity to help a sick little girl says more about these companies than any review I could ever post. So if you read this, please take a moment to show some love to these amazing companies. To thank them for their small act of kindness that can go a long way in the journey to heal and cure baby Jillie.
I worked with Peter Rabbit Organics this past Spring. Reviewed and LOVED their fruit and veggie pouches. 100% organic, no added sugar, no added salt and nothing artificial. They come in the fun squeezy pouches in all sorts of great flavors.
• Peach & Apple
• Mango, Banana & Orange
• Strawberry & Banana
• Apple & Grape
• Pear & Apple
• Banana & Apple
• Carrot, Squash & Apple
• Pea, Spinach & Apple
• Sweet Potato, Corn & Apple
• Pumpkin, Carrot & Apple
• Pear & Pea
I can't think of a better snack for a 2.5 year old that might not feel like eating. Or that will be on the go for appointments. Easy to throw in a bag and a re-sealable screw on cap if it doesn't all get eaten right away. A fun yet healthy way to get some good nourishment.
When I contacted Peter Rabbit it wasn't ever a question of if they could help. They immediately said yes and will be sending a special package to Jillie. They brought me to tears with their generosity and I proudly support Peter Rabbit Organics and their products.
Please send some love and thanks to Peter Rabbit via Facebook, Twitter or just by purchasing their products and supporting a company that gives back. You can find their snacks in many stores nationwide like REI, Starbucks, Albertsons & many others as well as online at many name brand stores like Target.com, Amazon.com and Diapers.com.
Thank You Peter Rabbit Organics!
Thank You Peter Rabbit Organics!