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NWO Apraxia Support + Nourish

April 20 - May 03

Our partner causes for the next two weeks are such a cool organizations! Read on for more below :)! NWO Apraxia Support is a 501(c)(3) regional nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families impacted by and raising awareness about Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and other invisible disabilities (including, but not limited to SPD, anxiety, epilepsy, non-specific learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, tourette's syndrome, and other speech and language disorders), as well as providing grants to fund supplemental therapies, treatments, activities, or equipment that will enhance the lives of individual children impacted by CAS and other invisible disabilities. They seek to provide information and resources for all families impacted by CAS and invisible disabilities, but focus funding those close to home in Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan. They are an all volunteer organization made up of parents, grandparents, caregivers and professionals working together to make a difference one family at a time. Check out their website here - www.nwoapraxiasupport.org!! Nourish is a Tucson Based 501(c)3 non profit whose mission is to provide family and community support for children with feeding challenges. This awesome organization provides feeding and dietitian scholarships for children whose insurances and funding sources do not support much needed feeding therapy for children struggling to eat. Specialized feeding equipment is provided. Parent support groups for tube feeding, allergies, anxious eaters are available for family and community members on a regular basis. You can learn more about Nourish at their website, right here - www.nourishaz.org!
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    The Artist

    Rebekah

    8 years old

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    The Artist

    Justin

    32 years old

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    The Artist

    Cameron

    8 years old

Rebekah is a sweet, sensitive and loving 8-year-old girl. She is passionately driven to push through and try to do everything the other kids her age are doing – even if it takes her twice as long to figure it out. Being a twin born 7 ½ weeks early was just the start of the battle she faces daily. For being so young, Rebekah has a very long and complex medical history. Some of her diagnoses include CMT (a form of muscular dystrophy), cerebral palsy, dyslexia, sensory processing disorder, heart and gastrointestinal conditions, developmental delays, and multiple learning disabilities. She has bravely endured many medical tests and procedures, takes numerous medications daily, attends physical, occupational and speech therapies weekly as well as countless doctors and hospital visits. Rebekah wears bilateral leg braces during the day and leg castings at night. Rebekah is currently being home schooled and loving it! She enjoys playing Barbies, fairies and coloring. She loves butterflies, flowers, watching princess and fairy movies and being held. Rebekah is a true superhero!!

Justin is 32 years old and works at a wood shop in a supported vocational program in Tucson, Arizona.  Just loves to exercise, draw pictures, listen to music, and anything fireman related.  He is close with his family (especially his uncles!) and enjoys spending time with them while rock climbing and canoeing.  Justin has a dog, Koty, and two cats, Jacob Marley and Jordin Sparks.  Justin has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome with Autism Spectrum Disorder but his disability certainly does not define him!!

He is 8 years old and has an intense view of life. Cameron loves minecraft, hockey, legos, riding his bike, and playing with friends. He is an amazing brother with a crazy sense of humor. Cameron has anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and childhood apraxia of speech. He has been in some type of therapy (psychological, speech, occupational or physical) since 18 months old. Every day is a struggle for him to understand and navigate through, but he works hard not to let that get him down! He is a fighter - once Cameron is in your life you will never be the same!


Artists and Autism

April 06 - April 19

The purpose of the Artists and Autism page is to uplift, encourage, and inspire all of those around us by showcasing the talents of individuals with Autism and nurturing those abilities to their fullest extent. When you visit the Artists and Autism Facebook page, you get to see the incredible talent of these individuals and you help promote the message that Autism does not define you.
https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsandAutism/timeline
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    Bo

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    The Artist

    Edmund

    19 years old

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    The Artist

    Will

    7 years old

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    Ruth

    27 years old

Bo doesn't let Autism hold him back on showing his amazing personality, Bo is 8 years old and currently in 3rd grade in an Alternative Curriculum Program. Bo enjoys video games, especially anything Mario, and he finds the good and the humor in all situations. He can be a bit of a clown to make people laugh! Bo has one of the most contiguous laughs and gives the best hugs.

Edmund lives in Columbus, MS. He was diagnosed with Autism at age 3. Because of a speech and language delay, Edmund has always enjoyed expressing himself through his art, primarily through drawings and sketches. At a very young age, he became very passionate about cartoons, puppetry and animation. He lists Walt Disney and Jim Henson as his heroes. In the past year, he began studying art under the direction of Alex Harrison, and they have begun collaborating on mixed media art styles and techniques with an emphasis on digital painting on his iPad. Edmund has recently become a member of the online community Sketch Club and has shared his work on the Artists & Autism Facebook page.  

Will write his own bio for us and we loved it so we're sharing it in his words :)!! I am a 7 year old second grader. I love being autistic because it makes me feel unique and I see details other people don't. I love drawing, soccer, camping and hiking and me and my Moms are going to drive across the country this summer and stop and camp wherever we feel like it. I have a cat named Allie and a bearded dragon named Wilson. I also like playing with my friends and jumping on my trampoline. I love science!. I love my amazing autistic brain!

Ruth is a 27-year-old girl who lives in Scotland. She wasn't diagnosed with Autism until she was 21. She is very quiet and shy so she loves to write and draw rather than talk. Ruth started drawing to communicate how she experienced the world. ​Each week, she spends two days at an art workshop for people with disabilities and mental health issues. Some of her work has been shown in exhibitions in her local area and also in a gallery in Edinburgh (her hometown). Ruth has made and sold several books featuring Aspen (a cartoon version of herself which she uses to help raise awareness about Autism), and with the help of her mom, she designs greetings cards, prints, mugs and coasters, which are sold in shops and online on her Etsy shop, called 'Penguin Parade'. ​As well as being autistic, Ruth also has a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). It means that she has chronic joint, muscle and nerve pain, unstable and injury-prone joints, often suffers from fatigue and she sometimes have to use crutches to walk. Since her hands and wrists are affected by her EDS, it is often quite painful and tiring to draw. But she tends to try and ignore the pain because she love drawing so much!!!  


A Little Help for our Friends

March 23 - April 05

If you knew us on a personal level (and we'd like to think you do), then you'd know just how much we love to help out our friends. For the next two weeks, we'll be donating funds to three causes that provide help to some of the best people we know! The horse, angel, and cape hero designs will be benefiting causes that help those with cancer through research and medical help. This horrible disease has taken too many beautiful people from us and for the next two weeks, we're going to raise as much money as we can to help cross it out! Want to help us raise funds for to eradicate cancer and to help support service dogs? We thought you might! Every purchase from this campaign will benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital, St. Baldrick's, or Autism Service Dogs for America. So buy a shirt for you, buy a shirt for a friend, and get everyone in the family a tote to help us help our friends!
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    The Artist

    Logan

    18 years old

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    Elizabeth

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    Ian

Logan is a recent high school graduate and a minority owner of Paper Clouds Apparel. We met Logan virtually when he contributed art for a campaign and have enjoyed every moment of working with him and his incredible family! Logan's mom, Allyson, chronicles their lives on her Facebook page, The Crumb Diaries. Logan has a fantastic sense of humor, optimism that is unbreakable, and love for all of the people (and many animals) in his life.    

Elizabeth, “EBB” as her friends and family know her, was diagnosed at the age of five with Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and considers herself the ultimate cancer slayer. Elizabeth enjoys singing, dancing and creating all things rainbow. She is currently rockin' remission and hopes to be a star in Hollywood someday. Half the proceeds from her Hero design will go to Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Ian (8), was diagnosed with Asperger's at age 4. Conner, Ian's brother who is 4 1/2 now, was diagnosed PDD NOS at age 2 and then finally this summer was diagnosed autistic. Currently, Conner is in the fundraising stage to get his autism service dog through Autism Service Dogs of America in Portland. Half of the proceeds from every sale of the Robot design will benefit Autism Service Dogs of America!


Epic Battle Events

March 09 - March 22

Epic Battle Events is a foundation that empowers families, friends, and communities with tools to come alongside those who are battling for their lives. Whether you're in the middle of the battle, preparing for the end or trying to pick up the pieces, Epic Battle Events is here to support you!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicks-Epic-Battle-to-Defeat-Osteosarcoma/511809668865876
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    The Artist

    Logan

    18 years old

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    The Artist

    Nick

    16 years old

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    The Artist

    Bee Deville

Logan is a recent high school graduate and a minority owner of Paper Clouds Apparel. We met Logan virtually when he contributed art for a campaign and have enjoyed every moment of working with him and his incredible family! Logan's mom, Allyson, chronicles their lives on her Facebook page, The Crumb Diaries. Logan has a fantastic sense of humor, optimism that is unbreakable, and love for all of the people (and many animals) in his life.    

Nick was an incredible, inspiring young man who who showed thousands of people what it was like to truly live life to the fullest. At 14, Nick was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma after complaining of pain above his knee for a few weeks. Over the next two years, Nick underwent many surgeries and battled through chemotherapy with a positive, determined attitude every step of the way. Unfortunately, the tumors were continuing to grow and in late summer of 2014, Nick and his family made the decision to stop treatment. Through the next few months, Nick crossed items off of his bucket list with fervor and spent his days with his loved ones bringing smiles to the face of all those he touched. On December 30th, 2014 Nick passed away. Now, two months later, Nick's family is starting a foundation in his honor - Epic Battle Events. Half of the proceeds from all designs sold in this campaign will benefit Epic Battle Events and help the memory of Nick live on!

Bee Deville is the amazing tattoo artist who created the fusion of Logan's Skull with the dragon wing tattoo Nick always wanted and came up with this amazing design. Paper Clouds Apparel founder, Robert Thornton, got this design tattooed on him in memory of Nick and in celebration of the first campaign to sell over 1,000 units. Proceeds from this design will be helping keep Nick's memory and fighting spirit alive and strong.


Two Causes – Twice the fun!!

February 23 - March 08

For the next two weeks, we're teaming up with the Rett Syndrome Organization and the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. The Rett Syndrome Organization works to fund research for treatments and help find a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services. Rett Syndrome is a postnatal neurological disorder. It is not a degenerative disorder. It causes problems in brain function that are responsible for cognitive, sensory, emotional, motor and autonomic function. These can include learning, speech, sensory sensations, mood, movement, breathing, cardiac function, and even chewing, swallowing, and digestion. This disorder is seen primarily in girls and occurs in about 1 of every 10,000 births. The Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is working to end pediatric cancer. Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is a non-profit foundation that was created to support kids with cancer in Arizona. They provide funding for research through a specialized research partnership with the Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children which supports cutting edge pediatric cancer research. They also provide travel assistance which enables them to help families who need to travel in state or out of state for treatment. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it is critical that they receive specialty care and treatment and the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is there to help them receive it.
http://www.azcancerfoundation.org/
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    The Artist

    Eli

    9 years old

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    The Artist

    Emily

    13 years old

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    Griffin

    11 years old

Eli lost his little sister Ava to cancer when she was almost 5 and he was 6. Eli and Ava were best friends. Ava was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of pediatric cancer, when she was just 1.5 years old. Eli was by Ava's side for all of her treatment - never giving her special treatment and always treating her just like any other little sister. Eli and Ava both wanted to make sure that no other kids ever get cancer and if they did get cancer they wanted to make sure that they would get better fast. Chrisie Funari, Eli and Ava's mom, started the 501(c)(3) non profit organization Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children after Ava passed away to stay true to her children's wishes and help cure children with cancer right here in Arizona. Eli is Co-President of the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children children's program, Ava's Angels; a unique program where kids can help kids with cancer. Eli created both of the designs that benefit Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children for the next two weeks!!

Emily is an active, intelligent, beautiful 13 years old diagnosed with Autism.  Her family has raised her to know about her diagnosis and together they have learned to overcome many obstacles Autism can bring.  Emily attends Tucson Waldorf School.  At school is where Emily learned archery and discovered it is a sport she is quite skilled at and enjoys.  Emily loves her family and friends.  She also loves all animals and hopes to be an animal rescuer someday.  Emily is very expressive in her art and often you will find her writing in her journal or drawing.  She is very creative with an enormous imagination.  Emily's love for her family, friends, nature and animals is contagious.

Griffin has a passion for classical music and retro video games. He also loves playing the piano, swimming, and making art. Because of his Aspergers diagnose, he views the world in a unique and amazing way. He has difficulty with the concept of death and he loves animals, so he came up with the phrase "Pick two flowers with one hand" to replace "Kill two birds with one stone." He hopes to one day be a video game designer and composer. There is no doubt he will accomplish anything he puts his mind to! Griffin's mom, Missy, started a Facebook page What Will This Day Bring? that is dedicated to her blog about life with Griffin.


Ronan Thompson Foundation

February 09 - February 22

Ronan Thompson was a bright, energetic little boy that always kept his family smiling and laughing. In August of 2010, he was diagnosed with a stage IV Neuroblastoma and fought valiantly or the next 10 months. Ronan's battle with Neuroblastoma ended on May 9, 2011, but his fight will go on. Ronan continues to inspire his family in the way he lived his life full of passion, strength, and courage. He will live forever in their hearts and minds as the most beautiful little boy to ever have touched the earth. The Ronan Thompson Foundation raises funds for research that will find new and innovative ways to treat neuroblastoma, and ultimately, find a cure for this disease. The Foundation wants to create a World Class Neuroblastoma Research and Care Center and we're thrilled to help by contributing 50% of the proceeds from this campaign to this cause.
http://www.theronanthompsonfoundation.com/
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    Rainesford

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    The Artist

    Maya

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    Nela

    4 years old

Rainesford is a 21 year old writer who started reading Maya’s blog, was blown away by the world’s greatest love story between a mother and her child, and has been a supporter of RTF ever since. She’s a social media volunteer for RTF, and believes a little bit of spiciness & kindness will change the world. Rainesford is a contributor to the Huffington Post’s blog, has given a TEDx Talk, and spends a lot of time upside-down doing yoga.

Maya is Ronan's mother and she contributed two incredible quotes that remind her of her son. She was generous to share the story behind each of these special sayings with us. All good things are wild and free is my favorite quote by Henry David Thoreau. It stands for everything that Ronan was in his short little life and it is something I try to carry on for him in my life here. I try to live as wild and freely as possible knowing that tomorrow is never guaranteed. Everyday we are here is a gift and should not be wasted. "You keep me safe, I'll keep you wild" is another one of my favorite quotes. In my heart, I'm keeping Ronan safe forever. In turn, he is reminding me to keep going, to keep knocking down doors, and to keep fighting cancer for kids the non conventional wild way that he would want me to.

Nela is the sweetest 4 year old girl full of love, life, excitement, courage, appreciation just to name few and has also battled Rhabdomyosarcoma, type of childhood cancer. Her spirit and willingness to push on against all the obstacles is inspiring, her smile is contagious, and her huge heart mesmerizing. She has been through numerous surgeries, chemo and radiation treatments in the last two years and just finished her treatment protocol. All she wants now is to be a happy, healthy, bubbly, cuddly, inspiring sweetheart as she is and should be.


Twice The Fun

January 26 - February 08

This campaign benefits two very special organizations! Read on to learn more about our partners for the next two weeks! PeppedUp keeps kids with cancer connected to life by providing them with tablets and laptop computers for school work, movies, gaming, music, and more! Our ladybug and donate blood designs both benefit this incredible cause for the next two weeks. To learn more about PeppedUp and their mission, stop by their webite - www.peppedup.org. Foundation for Exceptional Kids is a wonderful organization that runs Camp Runamuk. Camp Runamuk is a camp for families who have children with special needs. At Camp Runamuk, families get the total camp experience from bunk beds to campfires for 4 days and 3 nights, while they participate in family and individual activities geared for campers with special needs, their siblings and their parents. Half of the proceeds from the skull and dragon designs benefit Foundation For Exceptional Kids. You can visit their website here for more details - www.ForExceptionalKids.org.
http://www.seekarizona.org/
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    Johnny

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    Nick

    17 years old

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    The Artist

    Mia

    12 years old

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    Aleyna

Johnny is 15 and a freshmen at New Way Academy. Johnny is a great student who works hard at his academics and maintains at least a 3.5 GPA. He is also on the football team. Johnny is a creative young man as he is always writing stories and drawing. His pets are often at the center of his story line as they are near and dear to his heart. Johnny has a big heart which is evident in his love and caring of his family and friends. At age four, Johnny was diagnosed with autism. He has amazed those around him with how he has faced and taken on the challenges that come along with autism. Along the way, he has learned that although autism is part of his identity, it does not define him. It is just one small piece of the whole. Throughout all his challenges, Johnny has never lost his love of life, his compassion for others, his hilarious perception of the world, or his iron clad will to be a man of integrity and honor.

Nicholas was born on November 3rd, 1997 in Fremont, California. Nick moved to Oregon shortly after his birth, and lived there until he was 8 years old. When he lived in Oregon, Nick enjoyed going on camping trips in the family RV and playing outdoors. In 2004, Nick moved to Glendale, Arizona. He really liked the fact that the weather is mostly sunny and hot in Arizona, and he really enjoyed swimming in the pool at his new home. Nick also enjoys the family trips to California, especially going to the beach. He enjoys playing in the sand and swimming in the ocean. Nick is currently 17 years old and attends Banner Children’s Academy in Tempe, Arizona. In school, his favorite subjects are Science, Chemistry, and History. His favorite hobbies include playing Minecraft, playing airsoft, and art. Nick also took an interest in dragons, which are his favorite subject to draw. His interests also include designing Victorian style homes and inventing things. He hopes to one day be a famous and rich inventor, and he hopes to be able to build a time machine that he can use to visit the past and the future. Nick was a Counselor In Training (CIT) at Camp Runamuk 2014 and we look forward to him returning again and helping with the younger campers.

Mia, 12, was diagnosed at 6 weeks old with Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a very rare, life-threatening bone marrow failure disorder where her body makes no red blood cells at all. Mia is only here today because of life-sustaining blood transfusions donated by people like you. Strangers help keep Mia alive. To date, she has had 119 transfusions and will require many more to keep her alive. Mia also had a separate health disorder called Turner Syndrome. Mia is one of the bravest, happiest people on this planet! A good source of medicine for her is laughter. She loves hanging out with her friends, watching movies and taking her dog Fred for a walk. Mia realizes that without people donating their blood to her, she simply wouldn't be here today, so you can find her saying “thanks” at many local blood drives. The gift of life is priceless. #donateblood

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Throwback-to-Back

January 12 - January 25

We're kicking off 2015 with back to back throwback campaigns (or a throwback-to-back). We've got four more causes and four more classic designs for you these next two weeks! We had the pleasure of following Nick through his battle with osteosarcoma the past two years. He was an inspiration and a true warrior and we feel incredibly blessed for having him in our lives. We lost Nick on December 30, 2014 and were inundated with requests to offer his tattoo design to you and we listened. For two weeks only, you can honor Nick's memory with purchases of this deeply meaningful design. Half of the proceeds from each sale benefit Nick's Epic Battle to Defeat Osteosarcoma. You all know and love Logan and we can't get enough of his hilarious sayings. We brought back his classic Party like a Poptart design for this campaign! For the next two weeks, every purchase of Party like a Poptart will benefit Logan's Challenged Not Limited Scholarship Fund! This scholarship will go to individuals with special needs that are looking to further their education. We dug deeper into the archives and brought back an older favorite! Our Love is Beautiful design benefits the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. The UMDF benefits research efforts for those with mitochondrial disorders as well as creating a network of support for them and their families. Finally, we brought back our cool dragon design to benefit Tubie Friends! This great organization donates stuffed animals with feeding tubes to children with similar medical equipment to make the process less frightening.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicks-Epic-Battle-to-Defeat-Osteosarcoma/511809668865876
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    Nick

    16 years old

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    The Artist

    Logan

    18 years old

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    The Artist

    Caleb

    9 years old

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    The Artist

    Ali

    8 years old

Nick was an incredible, inspiring young man who who showed thousands of people what it was like to truly live life to the fullest. At 14, Nick was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma after complaining of pain above his knee for a few weeks. Over the next two years, Nick underwent many surgeries and battled through chemotherapy with a positive, determined attitude every step of the way. Unfortunately, the tumors were continuing to grow and in late summer of 2014, Nick and his family made the decision to stop treatment. Through the next few months, Nick crossed items off of his bucket list with fervor and spent his days with his loved ones bringing smiles to the face of all those he touched. On December 30th, 2014 Nick passed away. Now, two months later, Nick's family is starting a foundation in his honor - Epic Battle Events. Half of the proceeds from all designs sold in this campaign will benefit Epic Battle Events and help the memory of Nick live on!

Logan is a recent high school graduate and a minority owner of Paper Clouds Apparel. We met Logan virtually when he contributed art for a campaign and have enjoyed every moment of working with him and his incredible family! Logan's mom, Allyson, chronicles their lives on her Facebook page, The Crumb Diaries. Logan has a fantastic sense of humor, optimism that is unbreakable, and love for all of the people (and many animals) in his life.    

Caleb is 9 years old and loves to play outside, chop wood, and go fishing.  He loves to draw dragons and is excited that one of his dragons is part of this campaign for Tubie Friends.  Caleb was born prematurely and has on-going stomach and intestinal issues that require him to be tube fed.  He experiences a lot of pain in his abdomen when he eats and recently was able to change his feeds to J-feeds which bypass his stomach entirely and greatly improved his overall quality of life.  He is a happy, energetic boy who loves to create things with his hands and play and we are thrilled to use Caleb's dragon design to help raise funds for Tubie Friends!

Alison is eight years old and loves drawing, writing poems and stories, reading, and playing soccer.  She is also learning to play the piano and we've been told that she has an ear for music.  Alison was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, a metabolic disease where the cells aren't able to convert food into life-sustaining energy, when she was three years old.  She has faced many challenges over the past eight years, but has done so with determination, humor, and a zeal for life.


Old School

December 29 - January 11

To finish off 2014 in style, we decided to bring back four of your FAVORITE designs for four incredible causes!! You all know and love our artists but let's learn more about the causes they're supporting!! First up, we have Logan! We brought back his epic Skull design to benefit Team Jeremy and Nick's Epic Battle to Defeat Osteosarcoma! We know and love the boys that valiantly fought and are fighting this horrible disease and we're honored to help donate to their causes. Next, we have Justin's awesome firetruck design. Half the proceeds from sales of his design benefit Firefighters Vs. Autism. BUT! The amazing crew at Firefighters for Autism have chosen to forfeit their portion of the profits and, instead, donate those funds to Nick & Jeremy as well. We are amazed at their generosity!! Do you remember the fantastic dancing dino design? The talented artist, Julia, is back with this great character and we're donating 50% of the proceeds from sales of her shirt to Madison Ice Rink's Adaptive Skating Program. Finally, we brought back the Fruited Plane designed by our lovely Brooke! Half of the proceeds from Brooke's design benefit Massachusetts Advocates for Children.
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    Logan

    18 years old

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    Julia

    13 years old

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    The Artist

    Justin

    32 years old

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    Brooke

Logan is a recent high school graduate and a minority owner of Paper Clouds Apparel. We met Logan virtually when he contributed art for a campaign and have enjoyed every moment of working with him and his incredible family! Logan's mom, Allyson, chronicles their lives on her Facebook page, The Crumb Diaries. Logan has a fantastic sense of humor, optimism that is unbreakable, and love for all of the people (and many animals) in his life.    

Julia is 13 years old and lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born in China and joined her family when she was 5 and a half. Julia had a hard life in China and when she came home she received diagnoses of PDD-NOS, ADHD and Reactive Attachment Disorder. School work is challenging for Julia and she works very hard with her wonderful teachers. Julia started drawing just before her seventh birthday. She loves to draw, paint, color and work with clay. She also loves dinosaurs, everything about Harry Potter and playing the cello. Julia is excited to be working with Paper Cloud to help raise money for Madison Ice Inc's Adaptive Skating Program and to see her dancing dinosaurs on shirts and hats!

Justin is 32 years old and works at a wood shop in a supported vocational program in Tucson, Arizona.  Just loves to exercise, draw pictures, listen to music, and anything fireman related.  He is close with his family (especially his uncles!) and enjoys spending time with them while rock climbing and canoeing.  Justin has a dog, Koty, and two cats, Jacob Marley and Jordin Sparks.  Justin has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome with Autism Spectrum Disorder but his disability certainly does not define him!!

Brooke is an eleven year old soon-to-be middle schooler. She is generous, affectionate, funny as all get out, and, as you can see, a talented and prolific artist. She was diagnosed with classic autism at the age of three and, while she struggles with certain aspects of the disorder, she takes pride in being autistic and sees her autism as an integral part of what makes her the incredible kid that she is.


Four Causes!

December 15 - December 29

This campaign is one of our favorite types of campaigns! Each artist has chosen to support a different organization so for the next two weeks, we'll be having four times the fun. Read on to find out a bit more about each cause and make sure to check out our artist pages to learn about the amazing individuals behind the art for this campaign! Hunter's abstract work of art is helping to raise funds for Realm of Caring, an organization that seeks to help patients in Colorado with cancer, MS, HIV/AIDS, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, among many other debilitating conditions through the use of concentrated medicinal cannabis oil. Justin created the cool aviator design to help raise funds for Prayers For Tiny Taylynn. Taylynn was born with Ebstein's Anomaly and faces many health struggles. Chloe created the sunshine artwork and is donating the proceeds from her gear to Agility Angels. This organization seeks to serve kids and adults with Autism by teaching dog training. Liam is the artist behind our Wish Upon a Star design. Half the proceeds from sales of his design benefit Kulture City, an amazing organization that seeks to promote awareness and acceptance of those with Autism.
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    Chloe

    22 years old

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    Justin

    32 years old

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    Liam

    8 years old

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    Hunter

Chloe is 22 years old and has autism. She is on a mission to advocate about what autism is like from her perspective in order to teach others. Chloe presents at conferences, writes, and more. In her free time Chloe loves to color and participate in Agility Angels, dog training for kids and young adults with Autism. Chloe created the Sunshine design and 50% of the proceeds from sales of her design will benefit Agility Angels!

Justin is 32 years old and works at a wood shop in a supported vocational program in Tucson, Arizona.  Just loves to exercise, draw pictures, listen to music, and anything fireman related.  He is close with his family (especially his uncles!) and enjoys spending time with them while rock climbing and canoeing.  Justin has a dog, Koty, and two cats, Jacob Marley and Jordin Sparks.  Justin has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome with Autism Spectrum Disorder but his disability certainly does not define him!!

Liam is an 8 year old with Autism. He also struggles with Bipolar Disorder and many other "labels." He is a strong, happy and loving boy. His past times include video gaming, crafting, and tinkering, as well as a love of comic books. He created the Wish Upon a Star design for this campaign. Sales of his design will benefit Kulture City.

Hunter was diagnosed with a severe seizure disorder at 6 months old. By age 8, we had exhausted all treatment options. We had tried 12 various treatments including numerous pharmaceutical cocktails, an all fat diet, and a device simply described as a pacemaker for the brain. The treatments didn't work. We found out about cannabis oil and knew from the shocking improvements other patients made that we had to try it for Hunter. So we packed up and moved to Colorado for hope. This hope quickly turned into improvements for seizure control, happiness, relaxation and cognition. We are seeing 75+% reduction in seizures with no side effects. Hunter is living better. The journey has been well worth it. Hunter enjoys music and movies and swinging on swings. He has two little brothers that he loves and love him just as much. He is in 4th grade and really likes going to school!