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Iolanthe’s Kids: Stephen

We learned about Stephen from Willow and her Mom when they shared the story that his high school would not let him participate in the graduation ceremony in his cap and gown because he was 2.5 credits shy. This inspiring teenager battled Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, underwent a BMT (bone marrow transplant) in his junior year, and, while battling cancer, did I mention he was Student Body President, managed to get good grades and all he wanted was to graduate with his class? Instead, his school made him sit in the bleachers.

Stephen penned this post which I feel compelled to share again so more folks are aware of situations like these and can advocate for kids if need be. This should NOT be happening to cancer warriors. Kids battling cancer need all the love and support they can get.

Stephen’s hat is made out of Mischief’s fiber, spun and knit by Alison.

Please go show Stephen and his family love and support on his facebook page, Dwyer Strong.

Iolanthe’s Kids: Kaylee



Meet Kaylee Bug. This awesome and inspiring teenager is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma. Kaylee’s hat was spun and knit by Alison out of Sunny’s fiber and features one of Marian’s beautiful hand-felted flowers; Kaylee is also getting the Secret Garden coloring book donated by the artist, Johanna Basford; a wordfind puzzle book donated by Jason and Michelle Adams; A print of two cheeky alpacas by Steph Laberis; an art card from Sara Pulver, and a few other goodies, her Mum said she loved them all (yay!).

Please go show Kaylee some love on her Facebook page: Kaylee Bug’s Fight Against Cancer.