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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Wow, this is amazing! I love that Ellen and Diddy got together to shed some light on the darkness that is childhood cancer. Shout out to our girl Zoey who is doing big things ❤️ We are so proud of you! ...

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Melts my ❤️ heart!

I cried like a baby watching this. So much love 💕

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Jarious is a really special young man. He’s a fighter who is laughing his way through this tough journey and all the hurdles along the way. We can’t wait to see him feeling back to himself again! ...

Jarious is a really special young man. He’s a fighter who is laughing his way through this tough journey and all the hurdles along the way. We can’t wait to see him feeling back to himself again!

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jarious keep smiling that wonderful smile and plow through through those treatments til you are all well again

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We are very excited to announce our Superhero 5k will be coming to Orlando! Join us on April 18th at Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin where we will raise funds to help keep pediatric cancer patients connected during treatment. So grab your cape and register today! Sign up through the link in our bio or by going to appleaday.org/superhero5k. The first 100 people to register will receive a free t-shirt so sign up now. Fundraising teams and sponsorship opportunities are also available! ...

We are very excited to announce our Superhero 5k will be coming to Orlando! Join us on April 18th at Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin where we will raise funds to help keep pediatric cancer patients connected during treatment. So grab your cape and register today! Sign up through the link in our bio or by going to appleaday.org/superhero5k. The first 100 people to register will receive a free t-shirt so sign up now. Fundraising teams and sponsorship opportunities are also available!
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