Meet Katherine the Brave. This vibrant 6 year old was diagnosed with Diffuse Pontine Intrinsic Glioma (DIPG) on 6/2/15. Her Mom Jaime said she loved her goodybox. 😉 Special thanks to Abigail Brock for the GoFish game and to Jamie N. for Katherine’s My Little Pony from our TOY DRIVE; and to Alison for spinning and knitting Katherine’s hat, made out of: Sunny, Mischief, and our Ice Cream Blend (Summer, Love, JJ, and Harmony).
You can read Katherine’s story, written by her Mom Jamie, and show her some Facebook love on her page here. Special thanks to Jo Bishop for sharing Jaime and Katherine’s story with us.
So honored this photograph was chosen for Katie’s Candlelight Vigil, 5/20/2016:
This little darling is Violet Brielle and she is Iolanthe’s 100th Kid! Woot!
Her Mom Shenay writes, “Thank you sweet Myla of Iolanthe Alpaca Ranch for the beautiful goodybox! I love it all and can’t wait to meet Mamacita and Sunny in person to thank them for their fibers that made my special hat.” (Violet and her family lived in Gig Harbor, Washington, so we’re planning a visit up to the ranch next Spring/Summer when the weather is warm).
Violet was diagnosed with Bi-Lateral Retinoblastoma, a very rare form of pediatric cancer that develops in the retinas of the eyes (Violet’s diagnosis affects approximately only 13 babies out of the 4 million born each year).
This amazing four year old not only has gone through MRI’s, surgeries, chemotherapy, and many, many procedures herself, she has started a program for kids battling cancer called Blessing Bundles (you can learn more about her and donate to her project at her website, violetbrielle.com.
If Violet looks familiar, it might be because you saw her on Ellen: 😉
Violet’s hat was out of Mamacita and Sunny’s fiber; spun and knit by Susan.
You can also follow her on Facebook.
Very special thanks to my dear friend Elisa Hays for sharing Violet’s story with me.