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

18 hours ago

Apple A Day Foundation

Today we dropped off an iPad to our new friend CJ! She’s fighting leukemia and waiting for a bone marrow transplant. She wasn’t feeling great today, so we’re hoping this iPad will help her to stay busy and keep her mind off of her treatment. ❤️ ...

Today we dropped off an iPad to our new friend CJ! She’s fighting leukemia and waiting for a bone marrow transplant. She wasn’t feeling great today, so we’re hoping this iPad will help her to stay busy and keep her mind off of her treatment. ❤️

 

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Thank you guys so much for bringing some brightness into her day!

hey CJ hope the ipad will bring a smile to your face while your getting treatments to make you all better.

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We currently serve families in Tampa, Orlando & NYC! We have made amazing relationships in those areas with both the families and the hospitals.

In 2019, we would LOVE to grow to another city! Where would you like to see Apple A Day?
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We currently serve families in Tampa, Orlando & NYC! We have made amazing relationships in those areas with both the families and the hospitals. 

In 2019, we would LOVE to grow to another city! Where would you like to see Apple A Day?

 

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Chicago!

Connecticut children’s hospital in Hartford CT

We are from Western North Carolina, but received treatment at St. Jude in Memphis. So... I say TN and NC. Though my daughter is off treatment now, I was thinking the other day of how nice a device would be for the trips we take for her routine appointments. I'm sure families at Mission Hospital in Asheville would be appreciative of a gift like this.

Jacksonville!!!!!!

Nashville, TN

Connecticut Children’s Hosp in Hartford CT

Morgantown WV- WVU Children's Hospital

Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

CHOP Philadelphia

St. Louis.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio

Fort Worth, Texas Cooks Children’s Hospital

NJ

Asheville, NC

Houston Texas ❤

Atlanta Ga

Charleston MUSC

Justin Scheman you should totally bring it to Tennessee!

Stonybrook University Hospital in Long Island, NY Toledo Childrens Hospital in Toledo, OH Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, GA

San Francisco UCSF and Oakland California UCSF Benioff

Utah

Royal Oak Beaumont in Royal Oak Michigan

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3 days ago

Apple A Day Foundation

We ❤️ this so much!!

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
When our patients are missing home and their fur babies, our pet therapy program brings a feeling of home to the hospital. Watch as our young patients cuddle with a furry friend. It’s just what the doctor ordered. #BayCareCanineCam
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This is soooo awesome!!! GOOD LUCK to Scotty K from Hot933Hits and thank you so much for raising awareness for Apple A Day and our amazing kids! ...

7 days ago

Apple A Day Foundation

Our good friend Drew R. Garabo took an iPad to Joziah today and they’re bestbuds now! Here’s what he had to say:

“My man Joziah here couldn’t be happier to get this iPad today! He turns 5 on the 28th, and he will still be in the hospital. I’d love to get one of those giant birthday cards and get as many signatures as we can, so that my buddy here knows how many people are thinking about him! Your support of Apple A Day Foundation makes moments like this possible for me.

When my son was in Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando at 7 months old, I welcomed any diversion. It’s such an honor to be able to joke with these kids and parents. Inspiring a smile or laugh in such a terrifying situation for them means everything to me. Thanks for putting and keeping me in the position to do things like this. I appreciate you (and so does my new friend here)!”
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Our good friend Drew R. Garabo took an iPad to Joziah today and they’re bestbuds now! Here’s what he had to say:

“My man Joziah here couldn’t be happier to get this iPad today! He turns 5 on the 28th, and he will still be in the hospital. I’d love to get one of those giant birthday cards and get as many signatures as we can, so that my buddy here knows how many people are thinking about him! Your support of Apple A Day Foundation makes moments like this possible for me.

When my son was in Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando at 7 months old, I welcomed any diversion. It’s such an honor to be able to joke with these kids and parents. Inspiring a smile or laugh in such a terrifying situation for them means everything to me. Thanks for putting and keeping me in the position to do things like this. I appreciate you (and so does my new friend here)!”

 

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Enjoy your ipad- we are thinking of you and sending good wishes your way. ⭐️😊⭐️

joziah hope the ipad keeps you smiling through all your treatments til you are well again soon. !

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