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PRET*TY for a Cause

March 27, 2014

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I was listening to the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in the car on Wednesday morning (they really boost my mood after the crazy school drop-off), and learned from Carla Marie that there is a jewelry and product line of which 100% of the proceeds go to the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.  I couldn’t wait to get home and take a look at the jewelry, instead, I became so wrapped up in his story.

Before his third birthday, Ty was diagnosed with a rhaboid tumor–a mass at the base of his skull that pressed his brainstem. Ty fought courageously for two years but he died at home in his parents’ arms on October 17, 2012. He was only five.

As a mother of three handsome boys like Ty, his story and his parents love and wisdom filled my heart. When Ty passed away, “…instead of gifts of flowers, his family asked his supporters to celebrate the joys of childhood in his honor. To allow their children to jump in muddy puddles (one of Ty’s greatest aspirations). To give piggyback rides to bed, to play with glitter, to get downright messy and have fun in celebration of Ty’s spirit, because that is how he wanted to live his life… The Muddy Puddles Project was created to celebrate kids being kids in honor of those who can’t.”

PRET*TY was also established to raise money for the foundation. The beautiful and delicate jewelry made me think about how a lot of women love their stylish jewelry and treat it with such care. I bet a piece or product from PRET*TY will be even more valuable to many.

Please take a moment to follow this group on Facebook by clicking HERE and when you are in the mood for pretty gold, silver or pearls, consider shopping HERE.  It feels good to shop…but even better to shop for a cause. 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Caro March 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Touching story, cutest boy ever!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty March 28, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Isn’t it? My heart broke for his family. Thank you, Caro. xoxo
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  • Reply Gathered Again March 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Betty,

    Thank you for sharing this. It is so touching to see what a young child can inspire in just 5 short years on this earth. He clearly touched his parents’ lives, and now he’ll be able to touch many more through his parents’ actions. Thanks again for sharing.

    All the best,
    Laura
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