Layla Grayce Pledges for Little Layla Grace

Layla Grace
Some of you may be aware of the story of Layla Grace ?Äì a brave little 2 year old from Texas who is in the final stages of Neuroblastoma (for details, read her family?Äôs accounting of her illness on their blog: www.laylagrace.org). Due to similarity of names, many Layla Grayce customers and followers have asked us if there is a way we could bring attention to her story, and it is our honor to share this with you; to do what we can to help Layla Grace and raise awareness about Neuroblastoma.

Unfortunately Layla Grace does not have months or even weeks ahead of her. It is down to days, to hours. Her doctors have never seen anyone able to hold on for so long in her condition, but her parents have come to believe that Layla is holding on for a reason, that there is a purpose. Layla?Äôs time with us here is coming to a close, but her story can bring a greater awareness about her cancer. Neuroblastoma is one of the most common kinds of cancer in children. It occurs most often in babies and very young children and is 70-90% curable if detected early.

We?Äôve been in contact with the family to learn more, to see what they are in need of. Their story is compelling and powerful, and ultimately Layla?Äôs parents want people to learn more about their daughter and Neuroblastoma. Shanna, Layla?Äôs mom, used to run the website Baby Wears Prada but closed her business to be with her daughter (we recently realized we shared a business connection with Shanna as we had advertised on her website a few years ago). The family faces huge medical bills not covered by insurance, and in a twist of fate, just when her family was hopeful that Layla?Äôs condition was improving, her father was laid off work and Layla received her terminal diagnosis.

Here is what you can do to help, and what we at Layla Grayce pledge to do for both the family and the fight against childhood cancer:

  • Go to laylagrace.org, read about little Layla, learn about Neuroblastoma. Spread the word about this disease, about how it is 70-90% curable if detected early. Learn what the initial symptoms are and what to look for. Early detection is the key to a higher success rate. Stage 4, which is what Layla was at the time of diagnosis has a survival rate of only 30%. Read more about this type of cancer at the Texas Children?Äôs Cancer Center website.

  • Become a fan/spread the word – we?Äôll donate $1 directly to the family?Äôs medical fund for every new Layla Grayce Facebook fan that signs up through March 12th. It?Äôs an easy way to help and to spread the word about this disease. If you are already a Layla Grayce Facebook fan, suggest the page to friends at: www.facebook.com/laylagrayce. We pledge to donate up to $10,000. We started today with 5666 fans. It will be wonderful to watch your outpouring of support for this family!

  • Some of our favorite brands have partnered with us in pledging to help. Through March 12th, Layla Grayce will donate 20% of purchases from the following brands to help the cause: DwellStudio, Little Giraffe, Newport Cottages, Oopsy Daisy Baby pettiskirts and Skip Hop. From those sales, we will donate 50/50 to the family?Äôs medical funds and the Texas Children?Äôs Cancer Center.¬? Click into the links below to shop any of these lines.

We have been so touched by this story. Please keep the family and little Layla Grace in your thoughts and prayers, and please join us in supporting this special cause.

Click into the images below to shop any of these lines partnering with us to help Layla Grace.

shop dwell studio
shop Little Giraffe
shop Newport Cottages
Oopsy Daisy Baby Pettiskirts
shop Skip Hop


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25 Responses to “Layla Grayce Pledges for Little Layla Grace”

  1. Stacey Says:

    I want to start out by saying thank you so much to all those at Layla Gracye for this support for the Marsh family. The pledges and the donating of sales, very touching . Layla Grace has touched so many people the world including myself. I’m telling everyone I know to get on her page after all that is how I found out about the sweet heart. I had never heard of that form of cancer before. Anyway I know everone is praying for her and her family. Thank you again from someone who does not know Layla, but loves her and thinks about her all the time.

  2. Andrea Wooldridge Says:

    This is awesome you are covering the story of little Layla Grace and her family. May God bless this little angel and give her family strength for the journey ahead.

  3. sandi Says:

    Continuing to lift Layla and her family up in prayer

  4. Jenn Says:

    This is soo awesome that you are doing this. Thank you so much for helping get the word about this horrible disease. I am in the planning stages of starting a non-profit to bring awareness to this disease and would love to partner with you in the furture on this.

    Best,
    Jenn

  5. Simply faBOWlous Says:

    This is a wonderful thing you are doing.

  6. Melanie Heywood Says:

    Thank you so much for your generous fund-raising efforts for little Layla Grace Marsh. I don’t know the family personally, but have been following the heartbreaking story for the past week and have been so touched by it. Even during these difficult economic times, to come forth and help like this is really beautiful. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

  7. Jamie, Wet Happened? wet bags Says:

    I am in AWE of the awesome thing you are doing for Layla. Just incredible!

  8. Diana Says:

    Thank you so much for doing this for Layla Grace and her family!

  9. Angela Says:

    Bless you for helping this family and making others aware of Neuroblastoma. Layla Grace’s story is truly touching.

  10. Valeri Says:

    I think it is wonderful what you have done for Layla and the Marsh family. I have been following their story for months now and to see the outpouring of love and support from around the world has been wonderful! Bless your entire family as well for helping with such a wonderful cause!!

  11. Heather Vickers Says:

    I became a fan today, initially because I too have a daughter named Layla Grace…as soon as I saw this post, my heart fell to the floor. What a beautiful, sweet little girl! It saddens me to the point of tears every time I hear of a young child who has this illness. I want this family to know that they are strong and god is watching over them and especially little Layla. As cruel as this world seems at times, I truly believe that those that live a short life have more important things to accomplish in heaven…she is truly an angel here on earth!

    God bless this family…I will keep them in my prayers.

  12. darren Jackson Says:

    Hello after reading this and with being heavly envolved with Camp Quality here in New Zealand for the past 12 years this breaks my heart to see what you are all going through my thoughts are will you all

    God Bless you all

    Darren Jackson

  13. Janet Saunders Says:

    Dear Shanna,

    I am a mother of a surviving child of Neuroblastoma, she will be 20 in June. I thank God every day for her. Your precious Layla Grace is and always will be a ‘Precious Gift from God. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    God Bless You,
    Janet

  14. Teresa Olvera Says:

    What a wonderful thing you are doing for Layla’s family! I would like to list your site on the Shop In Your PJs for Layla Grace site, http://www.shopinyourpjsforlaylagrace.blogspot.com

    Many prayers and support to the Marsh Family and all children and families suffering from this condition.

  15. Heather Viano Says:

    Layla is a truly beautiful little girl. My heart is broken that not only she, but her family as well, has to endure this awful disease. I hope you can all find peace in the joy that Layla has brought in her short time here. She is a courageous little girl. My heart goes out to you and prayers will continue for you all.
    Heather

  16. Anne Says:

    Truly there are angels among us. God Bless this precious child and her incredibly strong family. Heaven will celebrate her.

  17. Monica Mero Says:

    Sending prayers and blessings to the Marsh family. We have a 3 small children and know what blessings they are. Layla Grace is a blessing and an angel.

  18. Charlotte Says:

    Thank you and God bless you for sharing this story. My heart is breaking for this family and their lovely child. I appreciate you giving us the link to their website. I have just sent them a donation.

  19. Zoe Cerveau Says:

    I think it is tacky that the web site Layla Grayce is making money from this so I’m not at all impressed, but rather disgusted. If people were asked to send donations directly to the family and/or to the Texas Childrens’ Cancer Center I would be warmed by this effort and very grateful to Layla Grayce for their humanitarianism. Alas, greed rears its very ugly head once again.

  20. Layla Grayce Says:

    We are sorry that you feel that way. We are working with the family to raise awareness for Neuroblastoma and to help with the family’s medical bills. The outpouring of support and positive comments from people for this little girl, for her family has been inspiring for us to witness. As a company we have already made a donation that was based on the number of people supporting Layla Grace (the child) and was not tied into any sales or profit for our company. In addition to that we have pledged a percentage of sales that will also go directly to the family and to the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. We hope everyone who learns of Layla Grace Marsh and of her family’s battle with Neuroblastoma will be as touched as we are. We encourage everyone to learn more about this deadly disease that is 70-90% curable if detected early.

  21. Virginia Says:

    Thank you Layla Grayce for giving to this family. I am sorry that Zoe is so lacking in grace that she can’t see the support and love that you are giving to this family. Thank you for supporting in every way both seen and unseen. I will pray for this special family.

  22. magnum Says:

    Layla Grace is truly an Angel. May she rest in peace. Opinions: http://bit.ly/layla-grace-opinions

  23. Jenn L. Says:

    I dont have the words to express my sadness. May you peacefully rest Layla and know that you have made all the difference :)

  24. ruthrubio Says:

    God bless you and all you family

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