brittanyI founded the Apple a Day Program in 2011, in memory of a courageous 16 year-old girl. My friend Brittany Hamilton was the bravest person I’d ever known. We became friends in 2008 at a charity event. She was a 14 year-old bald headed badass; we hit it off right away. My goal was to show Brittany the world of music, radio, to give her access to experiences she may not otherwise have had. What I didn’t realize through the course of our friendship, was that Brittany would teach me more than I could have ever shown her.

On her 16th birthday, I sat in the hospital with this fearless teenager trapped in a hospital bed. All she wanted was to connect with her friends. I had just bought a new iPhone & thought to myself how incredible this device could be for her. Once she got out of the hospital that time around, we were off on a shopping spree to get her an iPhone of her own. I put her on my plan, my family pitched in to buy her iTunes cards, and just like that – she was SMILING again. Texting friends, listening to music, sending me cat videos. It opened up a whole new world for this girl who had become accustomed to spending her time alone in a hospital. Brittany lost her decade long battle with neuroblastoma in June of 2010, just months later. It hit us hard. A child dying of cancer will never make sense. How could I keep her memory alive?

A year later on Brittany’s birthday, April 22, 2011, I founded Apple a Day in memory of my sweet friend. Our goal: “Keep Kids Connected While Fighting Cancer.” I witnessed firsthand how life-changing this small device can be. Since launching the program, we have donated 200+ iPads to children battling cancer. It has been an honor to spend time with these children & families with the same courage that my friend Brittany had.

I think of Brittany every time we surprise a child with an iPad. I make it a point to share Brittany’s spirit which each of them. My goal has always been to bring love, laughter, and positivity to these families who endure so much. In turn, I have become so inspired by these little heroes, gained so much love, and it is a huge privilege to call them my Apple a Day family.

With love,
Jayde

Learn more about us: www.AppleADay.org

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This is Sulayman, pictured with his younger brother. He is 12 years old and finishing up his 3.5 year long treatment with T-ALL Leukemia. With his new iPad, he will be able to do many medical appointments online and complete his homework assignments. He loves reading, riding his bike, swimming and video games.  You rock, Sulayman!

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Meet Jackson! He’s 15 and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January. He did an amazing job with homeschooling while being in treatment and he’s able to finish out his year with his new iPad. Jackson loves video games, playing football and watching football & basketball. 

Visit our site for ways to help us grant iPads to these wonderful kids and teenagers! 
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Sweet Aubriana has been loving her iPad to keep up with online school zoom calls while being admitted to the hospital. Aubriana is 8 and in treatment for Medulloblastoma. She loves disney, dance, arts & crafts and American Girl dolls. You’ve got this, Aubriana! 💖

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This is Hans and he just received a brand new iPad! He’s 16 and is powering through treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He’s a fighter and has a positive attitude through all of this. Hans loves video games, the beach & swimming. You’ve got this, Hans! ...

This is Hans and he just received a brand new iPad! He’s 16 and is powering through treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He’s a fighter and has a positive attitude through all of this. Hans loves video games, the beach & swimming. You’ve got this, Hans!

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Meet Charlotte! Charlotte is 5 and recently diagnosed with leukemia. She’s super excited about her new iPad and already taking silly photos. Charlotte LOVES baseball, Disney princesses and playing barbies. Her iPad should keep her busy doing Zoom calls and entertain her during treatment. 

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