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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Rally 4 Jillie - Week 9 Giveaway

This is week 9 of 9 weeks of giveaways!
(stay tuned, we may have a couple more up our sleeves!) 
All sponsored by amazing companies with 
huge hearts and all for little Jillie. 

This giveaway will run from December 17-December 24 and is hosted by Kids, Clutter & Chaos and A Spectacled Owl!
This week's giveaway is sponsored by the following companies...

Mona Melisa Designs: Mona MELisa Designs offers their customers the most unique and customized children's growth charts, wall murals and name signs in the marketplace. By allowing customers to choose different color schemes to fit any room d├ęcor, add names to any of the growth charts or name signs and choose customized characters and features for each growth chart, wall mural or name sign, each child gets to display and own a unique masterpiece! Customers can choose from different hair, eye and skin colors for each character featured on their chosen piece of artwork and in this way, the artwork is special to each child who receives it. (Review) USE CODE: JILLIE1212 for 60% off any purchase from their website! NO LIMITS! Use it as many times as you would like!
Zoobies: Zoobies, LLC was created by two young brothers who shared a common desire to invent something that was fun, innovative and functional. Coming from a large family of nine children, they saw the need to consolidate what one could bring on long road trips and family excursions; something to make life easier for mom. And Zoobies was born! A soft, huggable plush toy that is also a pillow and a blanket in one! Zoobies never cuts corners and make high quality and innovation their standards! (Review)
Learning Resources: Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company's 1100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary, and middle-school markets. Their mission is to support teachers and parents by providing unique, high-quality educational tools that enhance instruction and provide engaging learning experiences that meet children's individual needs. (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)

Babiators: Babiators are sunglasses for you kids and they protect your child's eyes at a critical time – Babiators’ lenses offer 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays. They test every shipment to ensure that Babiators comply with the most stringent regulations in the world for BPA, phthalates, lead, and other metals. Their top quality 100% UVA and UVB protection lenses are also impact and shatter-resistant. So when you buy Babiators, you can rest assured that you are buying the best sunglasses out there for your little one! They are pretty darn sure your Babiators won’t break, and they believe that protecting kids’ eyes is too important to overlook simply because sunglasses might get lost. That’s why if a child's Babiators are lost or broken, they will replace them!
The Vintage Pearl:  The Vintage Pearl creates unique and meaningful handstamped jewelry and keepsakes. Each piece is handcrafted from start to finish with care in their studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They use raw sterling silver, freshwater pearls and birthstone crystals in their creations. 
Each letter is individually stamped by hand, they do not use a machine, making every piece a true one-of-a-kind! Their jewelry is customized with any names, dates or words of inspiration, and they have several fonts and charm shapes to choose from. They want your piece to be meaningful to you.

Prize Package includes for one winner: 
1. Item of your choice from MonaMelisa Designs
2. A blanket pet of your choice from Zoobies
3. Alpha Pops Learning Popsicles from Learning Resources
4. Two Wink & Blink video downloads
5. Pair of sunglasses from Babiators
6. $25 gift certificate to The Vintage Pearl
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. Praying for Jillie! What a beautiful doll she is! Thank you to ALL of the sponsors for this opportunity!

  2. Omg I have tears in my eyes! I have a 2 year old son and I can not nor do I want to even imagine what Jillie and her family is going thru right now! We will def be rallying for Jillie! Stay strong baby girl!

    And thank you to all the sponsors!!

  3. sending prayers and thank you all for sponsoring this giveaway .. makes me realize how much we all need to stop and be thankful for the things we have daily ...stay strong babygurl lots ppl praying for you

  4. i pray every day for all the facebook babies, and all others

  5. Hi Jillie I hope you are feeling well today. You sure do have a lot of friends out here thinking of you and praying for you. Santa will be coming soon. I bet you are excited about Christmas. We hope that Santa is good to you this year. Take care, we love you!!!!!
    <3 <3 :-)

  6. Thank you sponsors! Happy Holidays. Jillie, I pray for you and hope you enjoy Christmas!

  7. Thank you sponsors for supporting a great cause!

  8. Good luck Jillie, we are praying for you!

  9. Thank you to all the sponsors, and happy holidays to Jillie.

  10. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors that contribute!

  11. Adventures with Wink & Blink: A Day in the Life of a Zoo!

  12. Get well soon Jillie!!!

    And thank you to all the sponsors!

  13. I am praying for Jillie! Thank you so much to the sponsors for this giveaway!

  14. Thank you sponsors for supporting little Jillie!

  15. Jillie...keep on smiling....God loves you!

  16. Thank you! Praying for little Jillie.

  17. Thank you to all the sponsors and Happy Holidays to little Jillie!

  18. Big thanks to all the sponsors & Jillie has my prayers!

  19. Thanks to everyone! Best wishes, Jillie.

  20. Thanks to everyone for the giveaways. Hope you have A Very Merry Christmas!

  21. Thank you so much to all of the sponsors and I continue to pray for Jillie!

  22. Sending positive vibes to you Jillie!

    Diane Sabatini

  23. THANK YOU, MonaMelisa Designs, Zoobies, Learning Resources, Wink & Blink, Babiators, and The Vintage Pearl, and all of the other sponsors for helping Jillie get through her treatments and conquer this disease! Get well, Jillie!

  24. Hugs and kisses Jillie!
    Thanks to all the great sponsors.
    april yedinak

  25. Many many thanks to all the amazing sponsors of this giveaway. Hugs and much love to Jillie! We are all thinking about you this Christmas. :)

  26. Thanks to all the great sponsers, and I wish Jillie all the best and a great Christmas!!!

  27. the vintage pearl skinny message ring

  28. Hi Jillie!! We are praying for your quick recovery! I have a little boy just a little smaller than you, he got a big smile on his face when I showed him your picture! You're such a pretty girl!! Merry Christmas, sweetie! <3

  29. Thank you sponsors for supporting a great cause

  30. hope the little one has great xmas and she get what she want

  31. Hang in there Jillie!!! We are praying for you sweet baby girl. You are beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas

    (Lisa Kuhl on rafflecopter)

  32. Sending a big Merry Christmas to Jillie and her family. May next Christmas find you at home in good health. Also wishing a prosperous New Year to the sponsors!

  33. What an amazing giveaway. Merry Christmas Jillie. Thanks so much to the sponsors for making this possible.