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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Yay, Abbey!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ...

Meet Misael! He’s 13 and kicking leukemia’s butt. Misael loves camping, outdoors, reading and playing on his xbox. We teamed up with his dad to pull off an epic surprise and it’s safe to say he was pretty excited with his new iPad! ...

Meet Misael! He’s 13 and kicking leukemia’s butt. Misael loves camping, outdoors, reading and playing on his xbox. We teamed up with his dad to pull off an epic surprise and it’s safe to say he was pretty excited with his new iPad!

Is there anything better than this smile? Meet Raquel, a leukemia warrior! Raquel is 15 and loves sports & theme parks.

Here’s what her mom has to say about her new iPad:

“Thank you so much for the wonderful gift! It could not have been better timing with schools canceled and endless time at home. Raquel has been able to get educational apps and fun apps. Its making a difference in her life in every way. We are so grateful to Apple A Day! What a wonderful program!!”

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Is there anything better than this smile? Meet Raquel, a leukemia warrior! Raquel is 15 and loves sports & theme parks. 

Here’s what her mom has to say about her new iPad:

“Thank you so much for the wonderful gift!  It could not have been better timing with schools canceled and endless time at home.  Raquel has been able to get educational apps and fun apps. Its making a difference in her life in every way.  We are so grateful to Apple A Day!  What a wonderful program!!” 

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Raquel, you have a great smile - hope you are learning and having fun on your new ipad.

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From our amazing coordinator in NYC, Sara:

“Everyone meet 5 year old Alex. Alex has leukemia myeloid - he will have to go through invasive chemo, a bone marrow transplant, and months of recovery time in the hospital.

Due to the coronavirus, we weren’t able to do our typical iPad delivery ourselves. But his parents got the job done for us! I typically don’t post many deliveries on my personal page, but with everything going on in the world right now, we need to remember WHY we are social distancing and staying at home.

Do your part, stay home. Stay home for kids like Alex. Stay home for your grandparents and your parents. Applaud those who are still going into work everyday, and risking exposure to make our lives better or easier. Make smart choices.

In addition, if you’d like to learn more about our organization or help kids out like Alex during this time please check us out: Apple A Day Foundation or appleaday.org. Share this post, and continue to spread awareness!”
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From our amazing coordinator in NYC, Sara:

“Everyone meet 5 year old Alex. Alex has leukemia myeloid - he will have to go through invasive chemo, a bone marrow transplant, and months of recovery time in the hospital. 

Due to the coronavirus, we weren’t able to do our typical iPad delivery ourselves. But his parents got the job done for us! I typically don’t post many deliveries on my personal page, but with everything going on in the world right now, we need to remember WHY we are social distancing and staying at home. 

Do your part, stay home. Stay home for kids like Alex. Stay home for your grandparents and your parents. Applaud those who are still going into work everyday, and risking exposure to make our lives better or easier. Make smart choices. 

In addition, if you’d like to learn more about our organization or help kids out like Alex during this time please check us out: Apple A Day Foundation or appleaday.org. Share this post, and continue to spread awareness!”

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hi alex - hope this ipad keeps you busy playing games and watching funny stuff while you are getting your treatments.

Hi Alex... sending prayers you stay strong and feel better and better!

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Meet Talia! She is 11 years old and being treated for Langerhans cell histiocytosis. She loves to play video games, loves coloring & crafting and princesses. Talia is going to use her new iPad to stay on track with schoolwork during this time. You’ve got this, Talia!

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Meet Talia! She is 11 years old and being treated for Langerhans cell histiocytosis. She loves to play video games, loves coloring & crafting and princesses. Talia is going to use her new iPad to stay on track with schoolwork during this time. You’ve got this, Talia! 

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