These hats were made for a very special family. Jennifer lost her 23 month old son, Rylan, to Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT). According to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, this tumor is a rare high-grade tumor that occurs most commonly in children younger than 2. The survival rate for children diagnosed with this tumor under the age of 3 is less than 10 percent. This statistic is just unbelievable! We need to start spreading more awareness about the cancers that inflict children and the need for better treatment options.
Jennifer is such a brave and wonderful woman and has been through so much heartache. She told us that she is currently expecting a baby girl, and we knew that we had to make a very special hat for her and her daughter to show how much they love Rylan. The awareness ribbon was the best way we knew how to represent their love and to also help raise awareness. We made 2 hats for Jennifer’s baby girl, since babies grow so quickly. Jennifer is so kind that she donated to us a special amount so that we could continue to make hats for many others. We are truly grateful for your gift and wish you all the best.
It is so important that people begin to share the stories of Childhood Cancer so that the world is as aware of it as they are aware of Breast Cancer. You can follow Jennifer on facebook at Ribbons For Rylan. If at all possible try and do what you can to raise awareness. Together we can make Childhood Cancer and Cancer in general a thing of the past.
~Pali & Vanessa