When I met Audra and Justin Wilford, friends of my brother and sister-in-law, I was in awe.
Their son, Max, who was a few weeks apart in age from my niece, had recently been diagnosed and was being treated for a cancerous brain tumor.
But instead of laying down in depression and anxiety, (as they easily could have) they chose to fight.
They chose to fight for hope. They chose to fight for their love for Max. They chose to fight for all the children and families going through the same struggle and the same frustrations in dealing with a world where only 4% of the funds for cancer research to go to children.
They chose to gather people together to raise awareness and money for the kids, the SuperKids, who are fighting battles most adults would never have the courage to endure. Between the amazing support and donations of Twilight Turtles with Cloud B company, their MaxLove Project hats and clothing line and the alternative health work with CHOC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, along with the Loom Project that inspired Jimmy Kimmel to have Max on his show, children and families are finding hope, community, fellowship and friendship with much Max Love.
Max continues to fight and we send his family love as they continue facing each battle with courage and hope. I am honored and proud to support their fight and the fight of all the families dealing with these grave illnesses in doing whatever I can. Individually we are alone in this world. Together we can create help for cures, for healing and for hope for these amazing kids and their families! That is how I met Max and his family.
Here's their story from their mouths:
A portion of the proceeds from The Melodies goes towards The MaxLove Project. To find out more about them and what they do, check out their websites and Facebook page. Thank you for giving some MaxLove - The SuperKids thank you!
Guided Meds for SuperKids
One of the hardest things for kids and families is get some sleep. Inbetween the pain, the uncomfortable and the stress and worry, sleep can be hard to come by. Guided Meditations are a wonderful way to give the mind something positive and story-like to focus on so that the body can relax and get some rest.
Here are two Guided Meditations I wrote specifically for the SuperKids and their families. They can be used by any family at any time to help bring healing, insight and calm to their world.