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Iolanthe’s Kids: Tori

Meet Tori. Her Mom sent us this gorgeous photo and writes: “Tori got her Iolanthe Alpaca hat today. Her alpaca is Sunny! Thank you! She looks cute in it!” Special thanks to Tori and her Mom for this gorgeous photo! If you’d like to show your support, Tori is 14 and is fighting Ewing’s Sarcoma. You can find her on Facebook here, if you would like to help her family with medical expenses — they will be making weekly trips to Iowa City for her chemo treatment for the next year — find out more on her GoFundMe page. xo, M

Tori’s hat was made out of Sunny’s fiber, spun and knit by Susan.

Watch Tori take part of a wonderful event at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Iolanthe’s Kids: Lily


Meet Lily LaRue. This beautiful 6 year-old was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Her Aunt Chrissy wrote us requesting a goodybox and told me Lily loves alpacas *and* chihuahuas. This is what Lily’s folks posted on her FB page today: “Lucky Lily not only received a Joy Jar Bear from my love ADM and Jessie Rees Foundation: Never Ever Give Up (thank you so much for making Lily and Brady smile!!) but also learned about alpacas and is rocking a seriously soft and styling skullcap matching it’s owner; Sunny the Alpaca*. Thank you Iolanthe Alpaca Ranch. Lily would like to know if you have a chihuahua ranch too and the names of the chi’s in the pics. ‪#‎teamlilylarue‬” (I responded: Hi Lily! We’re so glad you like your hat and your goodybox! The chihuahuas’ names are Bear and Daisy — they’re our official ranch dogs, and we have four chickens, named Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Bananapants; Buttercup Sweetbottom; Pumpkin Butter and Tigerlily; and then 11 alpacas: Sunny, Mamacita, Patience, Faith, Summer, Baby Love, Harmony, Mischief, JJ, Hope and SkyDancer.) xo, M

See how Lily LaRue’s family is honoring her memory at The Lily LaRue Foundation on Facebook. xo, M

*Lily’s hat was made out of Sunny’s fiber, knit and spun by Sandy