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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❤️❤️An iPad from the Apple A Day Foundation helps kids going through cancer treatment...and then it keeps them distracted during their yearly scans once they are ‘Cancer Free.’ 🍏🍎 Sofia got her iPad when she was battling NB. She is still has scans every 6-months (one of her tests today took 4 hours!!) and her mom said her iPad was a lifesaver. Tomorrow is the last day to eat at Moe's Southwest Grill and have 25% of your dine-in purchase go towards the Apple A Day Foundation. Your simple trip for lunch or dinner could do so much for a child fighting cancer...so make your plans now and we will see you there! 💛 ...

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stay busy with your ipad sofia and you will be well very soon.

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Meet 12 year old Orlando who’s currently undergoing treatment for NB. He is positive he will win this battle & hopes to continue to go on & become a doctor to help children who will go through the same challenge! Today, our awesome volunteer Trevor was able to gift him with his vary own iPad to help him with his studies! Stay strong Orlando, we can’t wait to see you progress! 🤗❤️ ...

Meet 12 year old Orlando who’s currently undergoing treatment for NB. He is positive he will win this battle & hopes to continue to go on & become a doctor to help children who will go through the same challenge! Today, our awesome volunteer Trevor was able to gift him with his vary own iPad to help him with his studies! Stay strong Orlando, we can’t wait to see you progress! 🤗❤️

 

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hey Orlando you can beat this - use your ipad to keep your hopes up and stay smiling

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Thanks so much to 10News WTSP for having us on today to talk about your last chance to get into Moe's Southwest Grill in Tampa Bay this Wednesday to support Apple A Day! Grab lunch or dinner and 25% will help us provide iPads to kids fighting cancer! ...

Thanks so much to 10News WTSP for having us on today to talk about your last chance to get into Moes Southwest Grill in Tampa Bay this Wednesday to support Apple A Day! Grab lunch or dinner and 25% will help us provide iPads to kids fighting cancer!

Aidan is 4 years old and has stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Here he is with his beautiful mama Elena! He’s going to be starting VPK next year, so his mom is excited for him to get a head start on learning with his new #appleaday iPad! Aidan, on the other hand, is very excited to download dinosaur games. 🦖🦕 ...

Aidan is 4 years old and has stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Here he is with his beautiful mama Elena! He’s going to be starting VPK next year, so his mom is excited for him to get a head start on learning with his new #appleaday iPad! Aidan, on the other hand, is very excited to download dinosaur games. 🦖🦕

 

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A lovely smile 💕

Thats awesome David

I hope this little guy has the opportunity to have an awesomely long life! He is just to cute.

So awesome

Beautiful

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Raymond is 10 years old and has been in treatment for brain cancer for a year. He had surgery - and then had many failed chemo treatments - until they found the right one. He hasn’t lived at home for a YEAR. But today our friend John surprised him with an iPad to help him stay connected and distracted while in treatment. He’ll be able to watch LOTS of WWE on it! #TeamRayRay 💪 ...

Raymond is 10 years old and has been in treatment for brain cancer for a year. He had surgery - and then had many failed chemo treatments - until they found the right one. He hasn’t lived at home for a YEAR. But today our friend John surprised him with an iPad to help him stay connected and distracted while in treatment. He’ll be able to watch LOTS of WWE on it!  #TeamRayRay 💪

 

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Sending prayers!!! 🙏🙏

hey Raymond you look happy with your new ipad, and I hope you find it helps you learn and enjoy things on WWE.

Keep it up Raymond. John Mingione 👍

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Keep this going please

Beautiful

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