Kailani & Luke
Kailani & Luke
Our daughter, Kailani, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 3. She would spend the next 2 1/2 years in treatment, enduring daily chemo, numerous hospitalizations, surgeries, blood and platelet transfusions, infections, hair loss, muscle pain and weakness, and fatigue. Throughout this journey we met many amazing families going through the same thing, but there was one family in particular that we felt an instant connection with. Their son, Luke, was also recently diagnosed with leukemia, and making an absolutely devastating situation even more difficult was the fact that Luke's mom was 9 months pregnant at the time. Just days later, while their son was still in the hospital fighting for his life, this family welcomed a precious new baby girl into the world. The newborn couldn't be around her big brother in the hospital, so the family was forced to be split up during their most trying times. Our hearts went out to them and we wanted to help them out in some way, but being in similar circumstances we just didn't have the means to do a whole lot. What we did have, however, was baby girl clothes, and plenty of them! I combed through Kailani's closet and packed up whatever she had outgrown to give to Luke's family. That's when the idea came to me...wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a way to donate gently used clothes to families of children with cancer? At the time we had our hands full taking care of Kailani and her 2 younger brothers so it was just too daunting of a task to take on, but the idea stayed in the back of my mind. That was in 2014, and I'm so happy to say that today both Kailani and Luke are in remission and remain cancer-free! We were on the receiving end of so many kindhearted individuals and organizations during our toughest times, and now it's our chance to give back. Your generous donations will go directly to children fighting cancer in the Tampa Bay area. Thank you so much for visiting our website, and please help spread the word!