This is the story of a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend, a nurse and one very inspiring woman. It was an honor to meet Chelsea and help share her life and wishes in this way. Here
“La’MiyaStrong” is a way of life.
La’MiyaStrong. This isn’t just an adjective, it’s a way of life. When La’Miya was diagnosed with cancer, it turned her world upside down in a moment. While her family became fearful of what was to come, La’Miya showed courage. Cancer
Help for children in foster care.
The word “home” typically means a place where one lives permanently. However, with the opioid crisis and many other variables, just because it is “home” doesn’t mean it is safe. Or permanent. On any given day in the United States,
Everyone needs a friend like Kate.
Bob and I started Smile Books Project to give a voice to children facing terrible illnesses. By sharing their stories, we can bring awareness to the rare diseases they face. When we met Kate and her family, we instantly knew
A smile from Sofia.
Aicardi Goutières Syndrome. This is not just a diagnosis. Right now, it is a life sentence. With very little knowledge, research or funding for Aicardi Goutières Syndrome, or AGS, the terminal outcome for those diagnosed will not improve. Imagine learning that your child
Love and Sunshine for Kelli.
Love and sunshine. This is more than a phrase, it’s a signature. In fact, it’s Kelli’s signature and she is very well known for it. These words came up almost every time I received a note about Kelli from her
Mighty Matthew’s Cancer Life
Every Smile Book starts with a referral. Every referral tells the story of an inspiring child going through something they shouldn’t have to go through. Before even reading these, we know we’re about to meet a new hero. When Betsy
The Magic of Camp Kesem
Bob and I began Smile Books Project to help children with life-threatening illnesses tell their stories. However, we find ourselves compelled to help tell the stories of organizations doing great work. Camp Kesem is without a doubt an organization with
Take It From Drew
Doctors diagnosed Drew with epilepsy. He endured many more seizures, procedures and even major brain surgery. Life as he knew it changed forever. He would no longer be able to do things kids his age were doing, including learning how
The Strength of a Mother
Here for you. Those three words can mean so much to people when they are going through difficult times. When Carrolle learned that she was expecting a baby girl, she instantly began dreaming about their life together. However, it became clear