Thursday, July 30, 2015

Check out how YOU can help fight Cancer!!!

Ronan Thompson Foundation

Ronan Thompson was a bright, energetic little boy that always kept his family smiling and laughing. In August of 2010, he was diagnosed with a stage IV Neuroblastoma and fought valiantly or the next 10 months. Ronan's battle with Neuroblastoma ended on May 9, 2011, but his fight will go on. Ronan continues to inspire his family in the way he lived his life full of passion, strength, and courage. He will live forever in their hearts and minds as the most beautiful little boy to ever have touched the earth. The Ronan Thompson Foundation raises funds for research that will find new and innovative ways to treat neuroblastoma, and ultimately, find a cure for this disease. The Foundation wants to create a World Class Neuroblastoma Research and Care Center and we're thrilled to help by contributing 50% of the proceeds from this campaign to this cause.

St Baldrick's Foundation

This campaign is our forth with St. Baldrick's and we're so excited to be supporting such a wonderful organization again. If you've never heard about St. Baldrick's, let us fill you in! This organization raises money for kids cancer research. Kids who are diagnosed with cancer have to be treated differently than adults with the disease. No child should ever have to face cancer and we are so happy to do our part in helping raise funds to help find the cure! The HEART this campaign was created by Grace whose amazing mom is part of a group of called 46 Mommas. This group shaves their heads to raise awareness and funds for kids cancer. To learn more about our incredible artist, read her bio while you shop and to learn more about our incredible cause, visit

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children (ACFC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation created to support Arizona children diagnosed with cancer and their families. The organization spotlights the need to significantly increase clinical research and treatment options for children suffering from cancer. Through a partnership with the Ronald A. Matrciaria Institute of Molecular Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ACFC supports developing cancer treatments and therapies that specifically combat pediatric cancer. Chrisie and her husband, Nick Funari, started the foundation after Chrisie’s 5-year-old daughter, Ava, passed away from a three year struggle with Stage Four Neuroblastoma; an aggressive form of pediatric cancer.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Return of Logan!

You asked for it and we made it happen! Logan needs your support now more than ever so get over to and builder your gear today!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Emily has made a lovable Lobster for YOU!

Emily was adopted in December 2012 from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, a city in southern Siberia.  She loves Curious George, Doc McStuffins, fruit snacks, green beans and our cat, Luna.  Emily loves singing and dancing, gives great hugs, loves to ride the school bus and is the silliest little girl you'll ever meet.  Emily is smart, creative, has a great imagination, is mischievous, has a GREAT laugh, and also has Down syndrome.  Her mother loves lobsters so Emily made this beautiful drawing for her and now you can show your support with a purchase today!

Friday, June 5, 2015

We'd like to introduce Laurel!

Hopefully you know that we have partnered up with Reece's Rainbow this time around. We are going to introduce you to Laurel, a wonderful little girl that was fortunate enough to be adopted. But there are so many other children with Down Syndrome that need help out there and each one has a bright inner sunshine they want to share. Please after you learn more about Laurel, check out Reece's Rainbow for stories about the little ones that need your help. 50% of the proceeds from every item you purchase helps Reece's Rainbow raise funds for the adoption of another soon to be fortunate child. Click the link at the bottom to grab some Paper Clouds Apparel today!

Laurel was adopted from Ukraine in 2009. She was born 3 months premature and deaf.  She now has Cochlear Implants which have helped her to be able to hear and speak rather well thanks to God along with many years of speech and language therapy. Laurel is home schooled and she is going into the second grade. She has a baby horse named "Rose" who has helped her confidence even more. She loves to play and ride bikes with her brother Noah. One of her favorite songs is "Eye of the Tiger" which is what inspired her drawing. It fits her well because she has been a fighter since the day she was born. We are so thankful we were chosen to be her parents. We know the Lord has great plans for her and that one day, the world will hear her "Roar"!

Monday, June 1, 2015

We've partnered up with Reece's Rainbow!

Reece's Rainbow is an amazing organization that helps to fundraise so that children with Down Syndrome from all over the world can find a loving home! Click the banner to grab some gear and make a difference today!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Against All Odds...

The onset of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1) is gradual at first. Every story I have encountered describes a normal pregnancy with a health baby, kicking and moving before making into the world. They pass every test and go home with their newly excited, scared, loving parents. Then, around two months later, these adoring parents notice that their baby is developing slower than average, often to point that their beautiful baby is no longer able to move. After a long testing period of three weeks, the results return, giving a poor prognosis of fatality before two years of age. With extreme at-home medical care that resembles a hospital more than nursery, some continue their lives as Cashel and Allie have.

I have never met Cashel or his sister, Allie,  but I have spent many days learning about them and their disease. The story of these two shows that they are two of the most spirited souls afflicted by SMA... especially since it is the LEADING GENETIC KILLER for children under the age of 2. Defying all odds, Cashel recently turned 18, while his sister is 16. Through strong determination, Cashel has taken it upon himself to spread knowledge about SMA to every person he can. He hopes to continue to bring attention to SMA in order to gain more exposure and, therefore, more research so that a cure can be found.

The daily struggle for Cashel and Allie has touched us at Paper Clouds deeply. Although we know that what we do won't find the cure to SMA, we do know that we can help them, their parents, and everyone else affected by SMA. Our goal for this short crusade is to help Cashel's family afford a new bathtub that will be built for Cashel and Allie.  This new tub will give them enough room to perform their physical therapy and assist their parents with the strain of moving these two young adults. You can show the world your support with a small purchase from PCA and help Cashel SMA It Forward!