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Blogging to CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer

September should be about back to school night and soccer start-up, the frenzy of normal parenting. But too many families are waging a bigger battle, so in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we’re thrilled to support CURE Childhood Cancer. Hoping to raise awareness through blogging, and cash through a raffle (where a $10 ticket gives you a chance to win $250 Layla Grayce gift certificate), the organization is dedicated to finding a cure to childhood cancer in our lifetime. It’s an issue that hits close to home, as our efforts are inspired by the two women on our team who are survivors.

Shannon was just 9 when diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. The effects of 3 years of chemotherapy are still with her. As she looks back, Shannon remembers a close hospital friend who didn’t make it. But she holds to the memory of her sister who “had my back” on the playground, defending her as kids made fun of her bald head when the wind blew her wig off.

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Shannon at 10 years old with her family

Shellie was 13 when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She missed 2 years of school and describes feeling awkward and not fitting in. But Shellie remembers her friend shaving his head in solidarity and her Make A Wish dream coming true, planning and designing her first girly bedroom (no surprise she’s found a professional home at Layla Grayce!).

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Shellie and friend at Camp Hobé

Miracle Monday

Layla Grayce for Little Layla Grace
We truly have the best customers and fans – we’ve been uplifted and deeply touched by the response for little *Layla Grace Marsh shown and expressed in messages on our Facebook page and blog. Your efforts have collectively made an enormous difference in both the lives of this family and in helping to spread awareness about Neuroblastoma cancer.


Layla Grayce Pledges for Little Layla Grace

Layla Grace
Some of you may be aware of the story of Layla Grace – a brave little 2 year old from Texas who is in the final stages of Neuroblastoma (for details, read her family’s accounting of her illness on their blog: 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.