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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Rally 4 Jillie - Week 8 Giveaway

This is week 8 of 9 weeks of giveaways! 
All sponsored by amazing companies with 
huge hearts and all for little Jillie. 

This giveaway will run from December 10-December 16 and is hosted by Kids, Clutter & Chaos and A Spectacled Owl!
This week's giveaway is sponsored by the following companies...

My Friend Paris: The author, Paris is a typical 14-year-old girl living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys musical theater, golf, and going to the movies with her friends. She has inspired seven books currently in print and is working on several additional titles involving her twin sisters as well as children's travel to New York, France, Italy and Hawaii. (Review)

Ubooly: Turn your iPhone™ or iPod™ touch into a smart stuffed animal! Recommended for ages 4-9 Ubooly is a magical stuffed animal that comes to life and listens to what you say. Smart and educational, Ubooly provides hours and hours of fun! New updates each month mean this new friend will never grow old! (Review)

Rock N Learn: Rock 'N Learn began as an idea that would help children learn by putting educational material to music with a current sound -- the kind of music that kids enjoy and find motivating. Now with over 50 products, they have sold millions of audio/book and video programs to teachers and parents throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries. Rock 'N Learn programs help students learn math, phonics, reading, early childhood, social studies, Spanish, test-taking strategies, writing, and science. (Review)
I See Me!: I See Me provides the highest quality, most personalized children's books available. Their mission is to increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of the books are to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills. (Review)
Adventures with Wink & Blink: Multi award winning educational video series for preschoolers! A Day in the Life of a Garbage Truck and A Day in the Life of a Zoo. A fun, exciting way of learning for your children. (Review)

My 1 Story: My1story is a fun, entertaining, contemporary collection of the world's most renowned fairy tale characters and stories set in a colorful and playful style. The My1story collection is a great alternative for preschoolers and parents who are interested in the classic fairy tales and would like to experience them in a "kid-friendly" and contemporary adaptation. My1story's characters evoke endearing fun and imagination, adventures and everlasting friendships.
Aeromax New World Toys: Fun online toy store with something to expand and bring out your child's imagination! Costumes, toys and more! Feeling like a kid today? There are options for adults too! Astronauts, Firefighters, Cowgirls and fairies! What is your child's adventure today?

My Little Legs: You may know them as that cute leg warmer company, but they also have expanded into other product lines including hair bows, hats, bibs, and blankets. They love to include funky, vibrant colors in their collection and love the soft, classic baby look too. They know how important quality is so they make the highest quality items and bring them to other parents at affordable prices.

Comfy Critters: At Comfy Critters, they love to create new products that bring joy, fun and happiness to the lives of people of all ages. Their first product is the patent pending Huggable Hooded Blanket, the first and only huggable stuffed animal that is also a cozy, snuggable hooded blanket. You can hug, love, wear and cuddle up in your Comfy Critters Huggable Hooded Blanket, and it's great for all kinds of occasions: naptime, playtime, sleep over time, car time or anytime!

Prize Package includes for one winner: 
1. My Twins First Christmas Book from My Friend Paris
2. Ubooly - the smart stuffed animal
3. Alphabet DVD from Rock N Learn
4. Who Loves Me personalized book from I See Me
5. Two Wink & Blink video downloads
6. Lil' Riding Hood & Wolfie (I Love Cake!) Book & Lil' Riding Hood matching plush doll from My1story
7. Jr. Wing/Wand set from Aeromax Toys
8. $25 Gift Certificate to My Little Legs
9. Comfy Critter Blanket of your choice from Comfy Critters
Not only will one of you win this amazing HUGE prize package, but the same prizes will be sent to Jillie in the hospital as well! AMAZING!

In case you missed what Rally 4 Jillie is all about, read on then enter the giveaway below. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with these amazing companies who have stepped up to help. 

If you would like to sponsor and be part of these giveaways please feel free to contact me.

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 are reading 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.
And please if the kindness of these sponsors have touched your hearts like it has mine, take an extra minute to say thank you on their Facebook pages or in a quick email.
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  1. I am saying prayers for Jillie and want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks, sponsors! There are many great prizes. Prayers for Jillie going up to The One who knows her and loves her.

  3. Thank you to all the sponsors of this giveaway, the prizes are so very generous and your compassion for Jillie is overwheming. May you be blessed abundantly for your kindness.

    Comfy critters has an adorable
    Lily the Ladybug Huggable Hooded Blanket I would love to have for my granddaughter...great prices too!

  4. Jillie is so amazingly brave. I am praying for her.

  5. I visited the Ubooly site but apparently this smart little guy is the only thing that they have.

  6. Thank you to all of the sponsors! And lots of prayers coming Jillie's way!

  7. Thanks so much to all the sponsors!! I am praying for Jillie!

  8. Looks like a wonderful prize package and a wonderful cause! LOVE!

  9. Thanks to all of you sponsors! What a wonderful giveaway and what a wonderful little girl! I'm praying for you Jillie!!

  10. I have been entering these for the past few weeks and I think it's awesome what these sponsors do! Thank you!

  11. Thanks to the sponsers. And to Jillie - your so cute and we all will pray for you to get well.

  12. Thanks to all the sponsors for a wonderful giveaway. Our prayers will be going up for precious little Jillie to get well soon too!

  13. ooks like a wonderful prize package and a wonderful cause!

  14. Sounds like Jillie is getting the treatment she needs praying all goes well.

  15. This is amazing! Thank you to the sponsors and I will be praying for Jillie!

  16. Thank you sponsors for being so generous!

  17. Thank you awesome sponsors! Praying for Jillie!

  18. Sending lots of positive thoughts and big cyber hugs to Jillie!

    And thank you to the sponsors!

  19. Thank you for this great giveaway! Jillie is in my prayers and thoughts, my niece has just been diagnosed with Pre Cell B leukemia.

  20. It is so amazing what these sponsoring are doing!! wtg

  21. First thank you to the sponsors you all are awesome for doing what you do.

    Second Hi Jillie I'm so glad to hear your feeling better. I bet you are looking forward to Christmas. I know you've been a good girl. Such a pretty Awesomely Awesome girl like you couldn't be nothing but good. I'm hoping I win all these great presents for a special little girl in my like. My niece Stella. She's a pretty blonde just like you. She's 13 months old and would love all these.
    You keep up the good work ok. God bless you and your family. Bye

  22. Never give up Jillie! Sending out positive vibes your way.
    Diane Sabatini

  23. JJ Caraway said...

    Thank to all the sponsors

  24. thanks so much to all the sponsors!

    and Hi Jillie! :)

  25. Thanks for your generosity sponsors! Merry Christmas to Jillie and her family. May next Christmas find you in perfect health.

  26. Thanks so much to all the sponsors! Praying for Jillie and her family!

  27. Thank you for the continued chance. I think it is wonderful that you give to this sweet girl.

  28. Many many prayers to Jillie! What a fighter!

  29. Wow, what great sponsers!! Thank you!!
    jenncutie at hotmail dot com

  30. My son's and I would like to say Hi to Jillie, and let her know we are praying for her.

    amy williams

  31. Many people are cheering for you Jillie!

  32. Hi Jillie! You are in our continuing thoughts!!!


  33. Thank you for sponsoring this little angel. Praying for you all.

  34. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors! To little Jillie - I don't know you sweet girl, but you are so beautiful and strong! God has so many plans for you :) Praying for you, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!

  35. We're always praying for you Jillie! Thanks for sponsoring this!