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

This little beauty is Sabrina. She is 2 years old and just starting her fight with leukemia. She misses her sister a lot when she’s at the Hospital, so her new #appleaday iPad will let her FaceTime her constantly... and watch LOTS of Mickey Mouse ❤️ appleaday.org ...

This little beauty is Sabrina. She is 2 years old and just starting her fight with leukemia. She misses her sister a lot when she’s at the Hospital, so her new #appleaday iPad will let her FaceTime her constantly... and watch LOTS of Mickey Mouse ❤️ appleaday.orgImage attachment

 

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hey sabrina, hope this will help you see your sister and mickey as often as you want

You’ve got this, Sabrina!

Fight like the STRONG girl you are. Sabrina!!! 💛💛

Stay strong, Sabrina! You got this!

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Apple A Day Foundation

Thank you for an incredible morning of yoga, mimosas & happiness, Orlando! ‘Yoga for iPads’ today raised enough for us to grant an iPad and accessories to 2 children fighting cancer in Orlando. THANK YOU! 🧘🏻‍♀️🥂

HUGE shout out to our Orlando Program Coordinator: Michelle for making it all happen!
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So much fun! Loved this event!

Emelina Boyd Thank you for having us again! We really did enjoy it and thank you for all you do for our kids ❤️

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Meet: Tara Gill! She is bringing her management experience and big heart to Apple A Day! As our foundation grows, we are so excited to have people like Tara join our team and enable us to grant more iPads to kids fighting cancer.

Everyone please give her a warm welcome! ❤️
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Meet: Tara Gill! She is bringing her management experience and big heart to Apple A Day! As our foundation grows, we are so excited to have people like Tara join our team and enable us to grant more iPads to kids fighting cancer. 

Everyone please give her a warm welcome! ❤️

 

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We are so excited to have you on our team, Tara!!

You couldn’t have gotten someone that cares and has a huge heart....

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Scott just celebrated his 15 year survivorship and wanted to give back to other kids who are battling cancer. He surprised little Nora with her very own #appleaday iPad! She is 3 and is going to kick #NB’s butt! Thank you so much for being an incredible inspiration, Scott! 💪 ...

Scott just celebrated his 15 year survivorship and wanted to give back to other kids who are battling cancer. He surprised little Nora with her very own #appleaday iPad! She is 3 and is going to kick #NB’s butt! Thank you so much for being an incredible inspiration, Scott! 💪

 

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Nora you’re brave and beautiful! Kick #NB butt!🎗💛

thank you scott for giving nora the present to enjoy while getting treatment to be well again

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