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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Jarious! You did it! This amazing young man “laughed away cancer” and rang the bell today. We are so proud of you and we know your positive attitude will take you far in life. ...

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Woo hoo!!!!!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

good luck in your future jarious !!!

Way to go Jarious!

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Meet Jayden! He’s 13 and in treatment for CML Leukemia. As a teenager, it’s really tough to be without your friends and family so a device is an amazing way to stay connected during hospital stays. Jayden is such a fighter and we can’t wait to see him kick this cancer! 💛

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Meet Jayden! He’s 13 and in treatment for CML Leukemia. As a teenager, it’s really tough to be without your friends and family so a device is an amazing way to stay connected during hospital stays. Jayden is such a fighter and we can’t wait to see him kick this cancer! 💛 

appleaday.org to learn more about what we do and how to help!

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We have been where you are Jayden! You got this!

jayden - hope you enjoy keeping up with your friends and family with your new ipad - play some games too !!

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This little ray of sunshine ☀️ is Aiden! He’s 2 and loves superheroes, especially Spider-Man and PJ Masks. Aiden has a long road of treatment ahead for Neuroblastoma and his iPad will help him during his hospitalizations to stay connected with family in Puerto Rico and watch his favorite YouTube videos. Give Aiden some love ❤️! ...

This little ray of sunshine ☀️ is Aiden! He’s 2 and loves superheroes, especially Spider-Man and PJ Masks. Aiden has a long road of treatment ahead for Neuroblastoma and his iPad will help him during his hospitalizations to stay connected with family in Puerto Rico and watch his favorite YouTube videos. Give Aiden some love ❤️!

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hey aiden - hope this ipad makes you happy connecting to your family and watching your favorite shows

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