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

1 day ago

Apple A Day Foundation

We are SO excited for THIS!

Grady Goat Yoga Tampa Bay / Grady Goat Foundation
This and more is what your donation will allow you to experience at our Apple A Day Foundation Charity Goat Yoga event this Saturday afternoon! LINK IN EVENTS FOR TICKETS! Food, beer, champagne, Thunderbug, Lightning Cheerleaders and more INCLUDED!! Providing iPads to children undergoing hospital treatments.
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Dakota was NOT happy about her appointment yesterday. Can you blame her? But she lit up when she realized that she was getting an #AppleADay iPad! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» She can now stay distracted, entertained & connected while in treatment for cancer! ...

Dakota was NOT happy about her appointment yesterday. Can you blame her? But she lit up when she realized that she was getting an #AppleADay iPad! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» She can now stay distracted, entertained & connected while in treatment for cancer!Image attachment

This morning, our volunteer Brooke, dropped off an #appleaday iPad to August! She is 9 years old and is battling Ewings Sarcoma. This sweet girl will use her iPad to help with homebound school as she continues treatment.

She even played her Ukulele for Brooke while she was there. ❀️ Sending you all of our love, August!
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you look very happy with your new ipad august. keep playing your uke and get well soon.

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1 week ago

Apple A Day Foundation

Today we got to visit 3 year old Kayla who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She was a little tired due to the time change but both her & her dad are very excited to use her brand new iPad during treatment!! ❀️❀️ ...

Today we got to visit 3 year old Kayla who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She was a little tired due to the time change but both her & her dad are very excited to use her brand new iPad during treatment!! ❀️❀️

 

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Hi sweet Kayla!! To Kayla’s mom...we have a wonderful support group for moms at JHACH that have kids battling cancer. Even a smaller sub-group for moms of ALL. If you’re interested in meeting fellow moms who “get it” please feel free to PM me! πŸ’›πŸŽ—

hey kayla, I hope that ipad will put a smile on your face and help keep it there through all your treatments til you are well again.

Oh Kayla! 😭 I wish you didn’t have to join this journey but so happy you got your iPad! It is so helpful during accesses and treatment and for those days you just don’t feel like doing much. Apple a Day you all are awesome!

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There is no greater feeling than surprising a pediatric cancer patient with a brand new iPad or laptop!

Want to join our team and volunteer? Here's your chance!

Apply here >> appleaday.org/volunteer-application/
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There is no greater feeling than surprising a pediatric cancer patient with a brand new iPad or laptop!

Want to join our team and volunteer? Heres your chance! 

Apply here >> appleaday.org/volunteer-application/
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