BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!

Origami Owl's Team True Believers PROJECT FOR SEPTEMBER

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 12 is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. September is also National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month marked by the thousands of families, survivors and caregivers touched by childhood cancer. Stacy Pagos Haller, Executive Director, CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation said, “September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness month is an opportunity to grow our community - to let people know that they can help us find a cure and help ensure that we can reach the day when every child with cancer is guaranteed a cure.”


Origami Owl's Mission is to BE A FORCE FOR GOOD.
Let's use September as a month to spread love and hope to the families who have children battling cancer! We have chosen to spread love in the form of Origami Owl Lockets and Warrior or Fearless Tags to families who have been battling childhood cancer.
For the whole month of September, I will be accepting donations, and doing Jewelry Bars in home and online to help sponsor deserving families! I am so excited about this project! Receiving love and support in the form of jewelry will be so meaningful and I know it will be always cherished.




Are YOU ready to Be a Force for Good?

How Can You Spread Love and Awareness?
Do you know a family that you would like to give these gifts to? Would you like to give this child's mother a beautiful locket filled with charms representing love, hope, and faith? Or what about the child's sister who was the best sister anyone could ask for during the battle? And of course, what about the child who is fighting the fight of their life? She deserves a locket too. He deserves to show the world that he is a WARRIOR by wearing the Warrior Tag. If you know a family who you want to give these gifts to, please contact me! kmks.owl@gmail.com

Maybe you do not know a family personally, but would like to donate toward a family that I am working with. You can do that too.


What we are doing is sponsoring families who have been effected by childhood cancer and asking you, our loyal customers, to help get these gifts to these well deserving families, by purchasing parts of their gift, whether it be just one charm, or donating money toward the chain, or locket.


How Can You Participate?

There are a few different things you can do. You can donate at: http://www.gofundme.com/40b8mc

or if Paypal is easier, you can send the donation via Paypal to kmks.owl@gmail.com. Please be sure to message me that you are donating toward this project.


You can host a Jewelry Bar, whether it be local with me (I am in Fort Worth, TX) or with a Designer who is on my team (there is over 300 of us and we are all across the U.S.) or host an online party, by doing a Facebook event. Each guest at the party can choose to purchase a charm (they are only $5!) toward the locket(s). And you, being the hostess will receive Hostess HootLoot (FREE Jewelry) as a thank you for being so kind and taking the time to be part of our Pay It Forward Project.


You may not want to host a Jewelry Bar, but you may want to be a guest at one. I will be "hosting" an online party for this project, and if you would like an invitation, please, let me know and I will be sure to invite you to it!


However way you choose to participate, giving your time and paying it forward, feels really good. Helping others, help fulfill hearts and makes for a life of purpose.




Meet Sadie, Anthony and Olivia Marie!

On my Origami Owl team, we have Moms that childhood cancer has effected their little ones. Here are their stories:


Sadie

Sadie was diagnosed with Very High Risk A.L.L., Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, on June 7th 2012 at only 22 months old. Sadie got VERY sick very fast and spent over a month in the hospital fighting for her life. Sadie has received many blood and platelet transfusions, spinal taps, bone marrow aspirations, and more doses or chemotherapy then one can remember. In the past year, she has had many setbacks admitting her to the hospital and taking her away from her twin sister Layla. Sadie is currently in remission but still receiving weekly chemo, spinal taps, and labs and she will not be done with treatment until October 19, 2014.

Meghan Wilson, Supermom and O2 Senior Team Leader


Anthony

Hi everyone! My name is Anthony Ramirez, the little cutie you see in the picture. I haven’t had the easiest life, but I’m a fighter. You see, I was diagnosed with infantile acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the tender age of 4 months old. I was born as a healthy infant, but I started to lose my appetite, got many bruises and before I knew it, I was diagnosed with leukemia on August 17, 2007. I was given a poor prognosis because infant leukemia is very aggressive. My best chance of survival was a cord blood/bone marrow transplant. First, we had to get me into remission. I endured 3 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 total body irradiation treatments and a cord blood transplant shortly after turning 7 months. I was in the hospital for almost 7 months. But through it all, with the support of family & friends along with the power of prayer, I celebrate my continue path of remission, SIX years!!!

I just started school and am now a First grader! I love life, and probably the happiest six year old boy you’ll ever meet. I love exploring new things and playing with my brother and sister, sometimes. Now that we’ve beaten cancer and living life as a normal six year old, I still have continued check ups. I am now facing side effects related to my treatment. But I’ll just do what I do best….I’ll continue to fight!

Love,

Anthony Ramirez

Sharon Ramirez, Supermom and O2 Team Leader


Olivia Marie
Birthday : 11/29/06
Diagnosis : Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Diagnosed : 03/24/07
Remission : 04/10/07
Stem Cell Transplant : 08/17/07
G-Tube Placed on 4/28/08

Friday March 23, 2007 With Olivia's loss of appetite and sleep. Being very pale and larthargic, it was cause for concern. I called Dr. Siar's office, her pediatrician, and they said to bring her in and she would get the first available appt. It was with Dr. Grout. He was very concerned on just how pale she was. He talked with Dr. Siar and they both came to the conclusion that she would need to be admitted for blood work. They didn't tell us anything, just that we might end up in Pittsburgh. We though Why? What were they thinking? We thought that she just might have a cold. She was admitted at DRMC and she got her blood work done right away. It came back showing that her HGB was only 2.9 and they felt her bone marrow was not working right, so they set her up for a blood transfusion and called Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh to come and get her. She was unable to be life flighted due to her low blood count, so they came via ambulance. Her dad and I went home to get some clothes packed and we headed for Pittsburgh ourselves. Saturday March 24,2007 We met with alot of the Hematology/Oncology Doctors. One of them being Dr. Tony Graves. He did the BMA on her to see what was going on inside. The results came back, it was official, our little girl had cancer. Why? What Now? How? Were a few of the questions that were going through our heads. She had a broviac port placed into her tiny chest and began a high risk chemo plan on Monday March 26, 2007 She was considered high risk because of her age. The chemo worked it put her into REMISSION by the 14 day BMA. It also took a major toll on her body as it sent her into the PICU with mucositis, upper intestinal bleeding, enlarged liver, trouble breathing and a high heart rate. Needless to say it got pretty ugly. While there she had many blood and platelet transfusions, feeding tube, echocardigrams, chest x-rays, put on the breathing machine twice and a liver biopsy. After all that was over she continued with the chemo plan through May, June, July and August. Her very last dose of chemo was on August 15, 2007 just 2 days before the stem cell transplant.

Today, she is a 6 years old and about to start the 1st grade :)

Stephanie Young, Supermom and O2 Designer




Let's Go For The Gold Ribbon!

Cancer is a disease that not only effects the child, but the entire family goes through the struggles of a scary journey. This is why we want to reach out to the mothers of these children with our team project. We hope you will join us in our efforts. Seeing the responses from the family who receives this gift, will be so worth it. This may be just jewelry, but it is so much more than that. Sadie's Mommy, Meghan said that on her child cancer support group that is a part of, that each of the moms there tell her on a regular basis that they would love to have a locket, but can not afford one because the medical bills are so financially draining.

Being a mother to a medical needy child, if someone was to reach out to me, and give me a locket filled with charms that represented hope, faith, and love, I would be so grateful and would cherish that gift. I truly hope that you jump on board and give a charm or two toward this beautiful Pay It Forward Project.


Thank you for your time.

About Me

Krista Saysanam- Executive Team Leader of Team True Believers



I love how Origami Owl, even though it is just jewelry- it is so much more than that.