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November 21 - December 04

Logan & The Crumb Diaries

The Crumb Diaries began as a blog from a mom reaching out to the world for a little support and understanding. Since then they have grown to so much more - Loganisms, Love & SLOMBIES! We always try to keep you updated with Logan & Allyson's journey along their "goat path." If these wonderful people are new to you, we highly suggest catching up on their antics as well as their perseverance.


The Ronan Thompson Foundation

The Ronan Thompson Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. We are currently fundraising to create a world-class neuroblastoma research and care center dedicated to funding both traditional and non-traditional treatments to reduce the number of children affected by this disease and increase survival rates.


Madison Ice Inc's Adaptive Skating Program

Madison Ice Inc's Adaptive Skating Program helps adults and children with special needs to skate as well as play hockey.


Cloud Covered Streets

We'd like to introduce our goal for Cloud Covered Streets - a mobile shower with laundry! As we have been meeting more and more of the homeless, we want to be able to do more for each of them. They have told us how difficult it can be to shower regularly. We want to expand further than clean shirts and toiletry kits into helping the homeless we encounter to feel normal again. No one is born homeless and we believe that providing a mobile shower facility with a washer and dryer will help every person we encounter to feel a little more hope inside. Please help us reach this goal of $50,000 so that we can make this dream a reality!

As a 501(c)3, Cloud Covered Streets is focused on helping the homeless survive the streets on a one-on-one basis. Every time you support CCS, they hand deliver a fresh shirt, socks, & a toiletry kit to someone who is in need. The company was founded by Robert Thornton in Phoenix, AZ but has started to expand to Austin, TX as well as San Diego, CA. With goals to stretch countrywide, Cloud Covered Streets needs help from people like you every day!


Massachusettes Advocates for Children

Massachusetts Advocates for Children is an independent and effective voice for children who face significant barriers to equal educational and life opportunities, particularly those who have disabilities, are low income and/or are racially, culturally, or linguistically diverse. MAC works to overcome these barriers by changing conditions for many children while also helping one child at a time.

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    19 yrs old

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    Maya

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    Julia

    13 yrs old

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    Brooke

    12 yrs old

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    10 yrs old

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.    

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.

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!

Brooke is a twelve year old 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.

Bronson created the "Dino Chase" design Bronson is 10 years old, he was diagnosed with Autism when he was just 2.  A strategy that worked well was to draw him a list of what was going to happen.  He took our simple stick pictures are turned them into a way to communicate to us. Bronson loves Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion and Tower of Terror, and all roller coasters! If he’s not riding the roller coaster, he is drawing or building them.  Baron is Bronson’s big brother and he is the best big brother around, Bronson really started drawing a lot when he changed schools to attend an Autism ABA Class, he drew a picture of Baron to bring to school with him everyday.  Bronson is very active he loves to go camping, ride his quad, play in the ocean and ride the wave runners.


LifeStriders & Trilogy Phoenix

November 07 - November 20

We have a delightful duo between LifeStriders & Trilogy Phoenix. You may remember LifeStriders is brand new to the PCA family! So let's lead off with introducing them first :)

Trilogy Phoenix

Trilogy Inc. shall provide exemplary care and service to clients, family, and community by showing unconditional love, kindness, and respect. Emphasizing the client's overall happiness, we will encourage and support self-development to their highest potential.



LifeStriders

Healing comes in many ways. LifeStriders is a non-profit organization that provides life-enhancing, physical and psychological experiences and services, to individuals with special needs. Through Equine-Assisted Therapy, children and adults can experience the beneficial physical and mental benefits achieved through the human-horse connection.

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Tyler is eleven and lives in Delafield, WI, with his two brothers, golden retriever (Rex), eight chickens, and his parents. He attends Cushing Elementary in the fifth grade, where he is enjoying being in the highest grade there this year. He has autism which limits his social interaction and speech but with therapy and patient friends, family, and teachers he is making great strides. We are lucky to only live about ten minutes from Lifestriders, where he participates in group therapeutic riding and Occupational therapy.
He likes swimming, going tubing, and taking his dog for long walks. He is very loving and talks about friends and family nonstop. He is a movie lover and enjoys everything about them from the popcorn to the movie snacks, previews, FBI warnings…he even likes to make his own movies! In addition, he enjoys traveling and road trips. He is very playful and loves to be chased, tickled, and wrestled.
His brothers describe him as awesome and brilliant because of his photographic memory. He likes to copy down things he sees often using great handwriting and excellent spelling. His parents say he is persistent and particular. Popcorn, pancakes, pizza, potato chips…just so happens all of his favorite foods end in P and he likes to have them daily.

This art was created by a person with special needs at the Trilogy Phoenix.

Morgan is a loving, empathetic, and silly 8-year-old second grader with a big heart and a sparkling personality that can make your heart fill when you spend time with her. She loves pigs, her brother, Gavin, yoga, and anything chocolate! She is also extremely creative and can often find her for hours drawing characters, writing stories or creating videos with her figurines. Morgan is diagnosed with classic autism and although she has struggles in navigating this crazy world of ours at certain times, she is showing us all how to live happily and authentically in the moment. Morgan looks forward to going to Lifestriders every week and has been going since she was 4 years old. She gains strength, has a bond with the horses (especially Champion!), and smiles and laughs while she works hard with her OT, Elisa, and her team of side walkers. She absolutely loves it there and giving Champion a treat at the end of each session. Morgan's shirt, Happy Joy Day, was inspired by a sunny morning. She drew it before breakfast and declared, "today is Happy Joy Day!". It's as simple as that. This story is her to a T. She takes off before we have time to think about it. She continues to amaze us every day.:)


Friends Forever

October 17 - November 06

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    Liv Blu

    6 yrs old

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    Corinne

    23 yrs old

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    Elizabeth

    3 yrs old

Sean is a 16 year old who simply loves Special Olympics, WWE, and yugioh. Sean has been part of Special Olympics since he was 10. He competes in soccer and swimming. This past summer Sean competed in the 200 meter freestyle!!!! Only two years before he was competing in the 25 meter walk!!! "It makes me happy and they love me!" Says Sean when asking about why he does it.
Sean has dealt with ongoing physical pain from multiple dislocations and herniated disks and various short and long term memory loss but he is able to work through it and be successful not only at the sport he is doing but socially as well. The coaches at his program are not only coaches but his mentors and true inspiration! They have helped Sean achieve so much and helped his self esteem tremendously. Each and every medal has been earned. ..... Sean is so excited to help them out by doing this!!!

Lil Liv Blu is 6 years old and lives in San Diego with her mom, her DaddyMax and big bro Jet, oh and two rescue dogs, Peekay and Ringo and fat cat Raphie (19lbs). Liv has had a two pound tumor removed Aug 2 along with her left kidney, and started chemo three weeks later. We have spent a total of 15 days in the hospital.
She loves to draw and paint and color and create! Her little brain works amazingly well and she is in a 1st/2nd grade combo class at La Jolla Elementary. She is very social and outgoing and a natural leader. She loves music and animals and helping others. (Liv's mom used to run an animal rescue and volunteer at the homeless shelter so Liv's grown up helping others) She has the BIGGEST heart!!! She wants to help everyone and constantly bring her toys to others to make them feel good.
Smart, brave, independent. - three words her bro used to describe her. kind, hilarious, feisty and sassy- words from Mom Sweet, brave and funny-words from DaddyMax

Corinne is a 23 year old with Autism Spectrum Disorder who thrives everyday to make others happy. Corinne attends Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, she enjoys working out, creating events for all her friends with autism. She is a part of the Autism Club at the college and helped create the Alpha SisterHood Sorority a program for ladies with autism through the Autism Society the Heartland. Corinne loves to draw and is working towards creating her own company that will create children books, motivational posters and cards. She loves to create her animal friends and share them with others! Corinne feels that each of us have our own skills to be successful and you should do what makes you happy!

Elizabeth is a smiling, happy, beautiful 3 year old princess with a complex set of medical and special needs. Her main diagnoses are: Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (a rare neuromuscular disease) and another rare genetic disorder that is newly discovered, causes multi-system issues and is known currently as "De Nuovo SON mutation." She has over 35 other medical diagnoses, which span over multiple body systems. She has developmental delays, and various forms of congenital brain damage. She also has Cortical Visual Impairment, and she attends the Western PA school for Blind Children in Pittsburgh, PA.
Elizabeth loves spending time with her mommy, daddy and especially her big brother, Celtan. They love to play, color and cuddle together. Elizabeth loves all things pink and all things princess, and she enjoys playing with dolls. She also loves all things Disney and music. In fact, she is non-verbal, but she hums Mozart and various other songs.
Elizabeth is a miracle, has been beating odds since before she was born, and she continues to beat the odds to this day. She is brave, and fierce, and as sweet as she is strong. She spends a lot of time at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and she has a Facebook Page: Team Elizabeth Jeanne. Elizabeth's mom also writes a blog about her, which can be found at www.teamelizabethjeanne.blogspot.com


AAsher’s 12 Days

October 03 - October 16

When AAsher's 3rd birthday was coming up (12-12-12), we decided to do something extra special since it fell on such a cool date and that's where it all began.........We thought about a special party or something surrounding the number 12 and that grew into 12 days of gifts!! Since he was going to be turning "3", we decided that we would give 3 gifts per day for 12 days leading up to his actual birthday! Birthday gifts for others!!! What I didn't realize when we decided to embark on this journey was the overwhelming joy that not only the recipients would experience, but the joy that EVERYONE experienced!!! This tiny little boy with so many odds against him was changing people, one heart and mind at a time! It didn't start off as a way to raise awareness for Down syndrome, but it just happened!! I truly believe that it was MEANT to happen this way. 12-12-12 (21-21-21 in triplicate backwards.......3 copies of the 21st chromosome....... what do you think?) Since then, we have continued to do extra special things for others during AAsher's birthday month. He's given gifts to the homeless, veterans, the elderly, orphans, the police and we have even given the gift of hair to make wigs for women with Cancer. AAsher grows his hair all year so that he can donate 9" each time for wigs! He truly has the most loving heart for others and such an amazing gift of compassion.
Last year we decided to adopt 12 angels from a group home that houses adults with all different special needs (special abilities we like to call it). AAsher was able to raise enough money to give each of the 12 angels $50 worth of gifts each from their Christmas lists!! We would love to be able to do that again this year with your help by purchasing AAsher's designs!!!
Our goal for the future is to complete our 501C paperwork and turn AAsher's 12 days of birthday gifts into a year round, 12 month of giving organization. Sortof like a make a wish organization. Your purchase of AAsher's designs will help us to keep the gift giving going! Best birthday present ever is to give to others! I hope that you will join us!
https://www.facebook.com/KerriLilesphotography/
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AAsher is 6 years old and he sports an extra 21st chromosome, which we like to call the "love" chromosome. The doctors call it Down syndrome. AAsher also has apraxia of speech, which makes him non-verbal (but we are working very hard in therapy to help him beat that diagnosis). He uses sign language and a speech device to communicate right now.


Fanconi Anemia

September 19 - October 02

Fanconi anemia is an inherited disease that can lead to bone marrow failure and cancer. Though considered primarily a blood disease, FA may affect all systems of the body. It is a complex and chronic disorder that is psychologically demanding. FA is also a cancer-prone disease, affecting patients decades earlier than the general population.

Lynn and Dave Frohnmayer started the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, in 1989 to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide.
http://fanconi.org/
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    11 yrs old

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    Abigail

    14 yrs old

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    Stella

    7 yrs old

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    Kaleigh

    19 yrs old

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    Castille

    4 yrs old

Eli is an 11 year old boy living with Fanconi anemia (FA), an incurable and often life threatening disease. Diagnosed at age 6 when he was experiencing bone marrow failure, he went immediately to bone marrow transplant, which fixed what he called his “goofy blood.” Aside from having survived a transplant, Eli has some hand differences and is rather small for his age. Because FA is also a cancer prone disease, Eli leads a healthy lifestyle in hopes of avoiding cancer. But FA doesn't stop him from pursuing his dreams and doing great things. When he grows up he plans to work with animals, and to have lots of cats and horses. We need to ensure his future by raising awareness and dollars to support FA research.

"I'm Abigail Williams I am 14 years old and just starting high school. I enjoy drawing and watching My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. My favorite books are the Lockdown Escape from Furnace series. I also love singing. I was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia as a baby. I've had a lot of medical appointments and procedures but I'm also very brave. I have two pets that I love very much."

Stella is 7 years old and is the sweetest, bravest little girl you'll ever meet! She has a heart of gold. She loves her family, friends and her many animals deeply. They have 3 dogs 3 cats 2 chickens and a snake. Her kitty Lavender is her favorite, she loves snuggling with her. Stella Belle is a little fashionista! She always makes sure she's looking cute and absolutely loves to wear lipstick. She'll tell you "I'm fashionable, I know fashion!" Stella enjoys playing barbies, playing dress up and choreographing her own dances:) Stella has had a pretty rough year. She was diagnosed with a very rare disease called Fanconi Anemia August 18th last year. She has had countless blood draws 2 bone marrow asperations and biopsies and so many doctor appointments. Her bone marrow is failing to make enough blood cells so we're looking at getting a bone marrow transplant in the near future. I'm in awe of her. She truly is the bravest person I have ever known and she's only 7! You can follow Stella's story on her team page at https://www.facebook.com/teamstellabelle/

This is Kaleigh. She is 19 years old and is a sophomore at State University of New York at New Paltz majoring in Communication Disorders. Her home town is Sayville, New York where her parents, sister and 13 year old brother reside. Her brother has Fanconi Anemia and Kaleigh is a 100% match in case he ever needs a bone marrow transplant. She submitted her drawing to help raise money for research to cure FA.

Castille is a 4 year old smart little girl from France. She lives near Toulouse (the pink city) with her parents Carine and Damien, her brother Guilhem and Cayenne (the Cat !! ). Castille is a mischievous little girl who really enjoys singing and talking all the time, she is very clever. Guilhem is a 6 year old boy full of energy. He is highly sociable with an engaging personality. He appreciates being with others and is an affectionate clown. Guilhem has Fanconi Anemia and was diagnosed in October 2015 when he was 5 1/2. Castille is a matched sibling donor for Guilhem‘s bone marrow transplant. Castille and Guilhem love playing together and truly care of each other. They will ever be side by side to fight again FA.


Cloud Covered Streets

September 05 - September 18

We'd like to introduce our goal for Cloud Covered Streets - a mobile shower with laundry! As we have been meeting more and more of the homeless, we want to be able to do more for each of them. They have told us how difficult it can be to shower regularly. We want to expand further than clean shirts and toiletry kits into helping the homeless we encounter to feel normal again. No one is born homeless and we believe that providing a mobile shower facility with a washer and dryer will help every person we encounter to feel a little more hope inside. Please help us reach this goal of $50,000 so that we can make this dream a reality!

As a 501(c)3, Cloud Covered Streets is focused on helping the homeless survive the streets on a one-on-one basis. Every time you support CCS, they hand deliver a fresh shirt, socks, & a toiletry kit to someone who is in need. The company was founded by Robert Thornton in Phoenix, AZ but has started to expand to Austin, TX as well as San Diego, CA. With goals to stretch countrywide, Cloud Covered Streets needs help from people like you every day!
http://www.cloudcoveredstreets.org
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The first time we met Richard he was very shy but also very kind and complimented our Vice President Brie. The second time we met Richard his friends called him "Legend" and when we gave him new socks he showed us how his size 17 shoes were completely busted up. We posted a picture and within minutes one of our followers on social media messaged us that she ordered a pair of size 17 Nike's and they were on the way. Richard's eyes lit up when we handed him his new pair of shoes. If you live in Phoenix you can sometimes see him by the 10 Freeway offramp at 7th st. Please say hi to him if you see him.

We encountered Daniel on our first trip out to deliver shirts and letters of hope to those living on the streets. We met Daniel in a park in Phoenix off McDowell st. Daniel was not wearing a shirt when we first encountered him and he told us that all his clothing had been stolen a week before. He put his head in his hands and started to cry when we gave him a new shirt. Meeting Daniel that first day was a life changing moment.

We met Steven on our first trip out. Steven's sign said "Eyes don't lie. No home + hunger. Never drunk or high. Everything helps." Steven can often be found at the offramp of the 51 Freeway and Indian School rd in Phoenix. He is a kind and thoughtful man who is very appreciative of everything you can spare. The last time I saw Steven I put out my hand to shake his and he pulled me in for a hug and told me how much our support has meant to him. I will never forget that hug !

Meet Cowboy. He lives under HWY 183 in Austin, Texas. He is an injured veteran who has traveled to 47 states and the Bahamas. He is currently working on obtaining identification cards after being robbed and would love to find his five children he lost contact with someday.


Horses for Hope

August 22 - September 04

Horses for Hope build hope, increase self-esteem, and enhance the joy and inspiration for life in all individuals who participate in their programs.
Horses for Hope provides therapeutic healing of the mind, body, and soul using horses as a dynamic, interactive tool for individuals of all ages, regardless of ability, including those who are experiencing physical, mental, or emotional challenges.
http://horsesforhope.org/
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    12 yrs old

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    5 yrs old

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Aidan is an 8 year old boy who lives in Cary, NC with his parents and two sisters, one of which also rides at HFH! He is a third grade homeschool student and enjoys art and reading. Therapeutic horseback riding has been a fun and motivational experience for Aidan, boosting his confidence and assisting with speech and gross motor skills. Besides horseback riding, he belongs to a Jr. FIRST Lego League team and also enjoys playing video games and riding his scooter.

Agustin is a very creative 8 year old high-functionic autistic. He lives with his parents, brother and sister in Clayton and is a parishioner of St. Mary Mother of the Church in Garner. Agustin loves to draw, design and create using anything from pencils to Legos or whatever he can get his hands on. His dream is to visit New York City, build malls and amusement parks, and make good movies for families. Over the past year he has participated in Horses for Hope and has a great time learning to ride with his favorite horse, Shiloh.

Gracie is 12 years old, and her favorite things are riding horses at Horses for Hope and painting horses. She and her sister have been riding and volunteering with Horses for Hope's therapeutic riding program for 5 years.

Reece is 5 ½ years old and has just started Kindergarten! Reece loves trains, flashlights, batteries, art projects and riding horses. When Reece was 18 months old, his Pediatrician observed that Reece was not meeting age appropriate milestones and recommended he be evaluated. After receiving Speech Therapy each week over the next year, Reece was evaluated again at 2 ½ years old and officially diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For the next 6 months, Reece continued Speech Therapy, and started Group Developmental Music Therapy. Reece also spent 3 months working with an Autism Specialist from the TEACCH Autism program from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. These weekly sessions, using 'Structured Teaching,' greatly helped prepare Reece for school. Just after Reece turned 3 he started going to school in a part day Special Ed classroom at a local pubic school. When he turned 3 ½ he started Hippotherapy with his Speech Therapist. During the next year, Reece made great strides in his ability to communicate his wants and needs. Today, Reece continues to receive Hippotherapy with his Speech Therapist, and since the spring of 2015 he participates in Therapeutic Horseback riding with Horses for Hope.

Any time you purchase a Paper Clouds Logo design, 50% of the proceeds go directly to the charity of that campaign!!


Autism Society of Southern Arizona

August 08 - August 21

The Autism Society Southern Arizona is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. The Autism Society is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The Autism Society Southern Arizona accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of affiliates, members, and supporters as well as several local non-profits.
http://www.as-az.org/
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Bailey loves to draw and create artwork at home. She really loves to draw characters on a 3 x 3 cube for notes. All of these drawings were drawn on this cube paper. Bailey loves to draw angels and fairies. She likes art, but also loves gaming and movies.

Any time you purchase a Paper Clouds Logo design, 50% of the proceeds go directly to the charity of that campaign!!


Rewind & Replay

July 25 - August 07

You asked for them and we listened! Our current campaign Rewinds & Replays a bunch of your favorites - some from years ago. As always, 50% of the proceeds of everything sold goes to the cause it supports. Take a look below and learn a little about our current partners in helping those with special needs!

Common Threads Madison
Common Threads Family Resource Center offers school and mental health programs geared toward individuals affected by autism, behavioral disorders, and mental health challenges. By joining together families, professionals, school districts and individuals who care passionately about children, we maximize our ability to create positive outcomes. With some cute headwear, every Skull Bow you take home will give directly to this cause so build yours today!

Arizona Cancer Foundation For Children
Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children was created to support kids with cancer and their families, right here in Arizona, by providing social, emotional and financial support for families managing the health and well-being of a loved one with pediatric cancer. Chompie takes a bite out of cancer - and 50% of the proceeds go straight to this cause!

The Crumb Diaries
The Crumb Diaries began as a blog from a mom reaching out to the world for a little support and understanding. Since then they have grown to so much more - Loganisms, Love & SLOMBIES! We always try to keep you updated with Logan & Allyson's journey along their "goat path." If these wonderful people are new to you, we highly suggest catching up on their antics as well as their perseverance. This campaign is featuring Logan's monsters :)

Firefighters vs. Autism
Firefighters vs. Autism works to prevent wandering and drowning deaths in children with Autism.  This awesome cause educates the first responders on the dangers of wandering and drowning as well as provides opportunities for families, friends, and/or caregivers to learn about what they can do to prevent these tragedies from happening.  Proceeds from every purchase of the firetruck design goes to this stellar cause!!

Ronan Thompson Foundation
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 50% of the proceeds from the Moon & Back design help fund this passionate cause.
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    19 yrs old

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    32 yrs old

Jessalyn is a 14 year-old freshman from the Madison, Wisconsin area. She enjoys listening to music, playing sports, participating in various art activities, and hanging out with her friends and family.  Jessalyn designed the skull t-shirt to help raise money for Common Threads Family Resource Center!

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!!

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.

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.    

Justin is 32 years old and works at a wood shop in a supported vocational program in Tucson, Arizona.  Justin 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!!


Gigi’s Playhouse

July 11 - July 24

Gigi’s playhouse is the only worldwide network of down syndrome achievement centers. They are changing lives through free, results-driven programs for individuals of all ages, their families, and communities. In helping individuals with down syndrome achieve their best of all, we also advance our larger vision of global acceptance for people of all abilities.
Serving children and adults of all ages, each playhouse provides educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to families and in a format that individuals with down syndrome learn best. All programs aim to maximize self-confidence and empower individuals to achieve their greatest potential. Gigi’s playhouse is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.
http://gigisplayhouse.org/
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    Kaitlyn

    20 yrs old

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    Brittany

    20 yrs old

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    Jaquai

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    Paper Clouds

Kaitlyn is a super Senior at Desert Mountain High School where she was a varsity cheerleader for 3 years. Kaitlyn loves to cheer and swim. This past year Kaitlyn was the first person with Down syndrome to be presented at the Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball. Besides hanging out with her many friends, Kaitlyn loves to spend time at GiGi's Playhouse, listen to music and watch movies.

Brittany enjoys movies, music, and sports--especially watching the Harlem Globetrotters! She also enjoys spending time with her family and three beagles.

Jaquai was born a very happy child who has matured into a delightful young lady who loves music, especially Beyonce, enjoys participating on a special needs cheer team, attends several programs at GiGi's Playhouse and enjoys the use of the most important tool we all share: the cell phone (and tablet) always snapping pictures, Amazon shopping and texting "what is for dinner?" She is proud to wear the title of Ms. GiGi for 2016 and if she is there when you stop by, her smile and voice will greet you with: "Welcome to GiGi's Playhouse"!

Any time you purchase a Paper Clouds Logo design, 50% of the proceeds go directly to the charity of that campaign!!