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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Meet Skyler! He’s 7 years old and was just diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Skyler loves building legos and playing with remote control cars. Since he isn’t able to attend school right now, he’s going to use his new iPad for schoolwork and to keep in touch with his friends and family. Our volunteer, Brooke, said Skyler is one of the sweetest kids ever.

Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to grant iPads to brave kids like Skyler and we are so grateful!
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Meet Skyler! He’s 7 years old and was just diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Skyler loves building legos and playing with remote control cars. Since he isn’t able to attend school right now, he’s going to use his new iPad for schoolwork and to keep in touch with his friends and family.  Our volunteer, Brooke, said Skyler is one of the sweetest kids ever. 

Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to grant iPads to brave kids like Skyler and we are so grateful!Image attachment

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hey Skyler stay happy with that ipad doing schoolwork and keeping in touch with family & friends

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This is MaryJane! She is 6 and has been through a lot to help her fight her battle with Pleuropulmonary blastoma type 3. She was surprised by our amazing volunteers Doug and Zorely and it's safe to say she LOVES her new iPad. MaryJane will be using it for school work, researching space & the human body, and staying distracted during appointments. ...

This is MaryJane!  She is 6 and has been through a lot to help her fight her battle with Pleuropulmonary blastoma type 3.  She was surprised by our amazing volunteers Doug and Zorely and its safe to say she LOVES her new iPad.  MaryJane will be using it for school work, researching space & the human body, and staying distracted during appointments.Image attachment

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hey pretty little mary jane - hope your ipad makes you happy and keeps you busy.

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From our amazing ambassador Drew Raymond Garabo :

“My man Ty here has Down syndrome and leukemia, and now he’s got a brand new iPad from @appleaday4kids to pass the time in the hospital. He’ll be here for the next 4 months, and he’s an awesome little dude! Thanks so much for supporting this program.”
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From our amazing ambassador Drew Raymond Garabo :

“My man Ty here has Down syndrome and leukemia, and now he’s got a brand new iPad from @appleaday4kids to pass the time in the hospital. He’ll be here for the next 4 months, and he’s an awesome little dude! Thanks so much for supporting this program.”

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hey ty - hope you enjoy your new ipad

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Meet Corbin 👋
He’s 12 years old and is kicking neuroblastoma’s butt. Corbin loves gaming, ramen 🍜 , hoverboarding and hanging out with his friends. Since he’s been in treatment, he hasn’t been able to attend school regularly so he will be able to use his iPad to keep in touch with his friends, play games and watch YouTube to stay distracted during painful treatments.
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Meet Corbin 👋 
He’s 12 years old and is kicking neuroblastoma’s butt. Corbin loves gaming, ramen 🍜 , hoverboarding and hanging out with his friends. Since he’s been in treatment, he hasn’t been able to attend school regularly so he will be able to use his iPad to keep in touch with his friends, play games and watch YouTube to stay distracted during painful treatments.

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Amazing job AAD! Enjoy your new well-deserved IPAD, Corbin!!!

hey corbin, hope you're enjoying your new ipad to keep up with everything til you are well again.

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