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!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Time is running out for this campaign...

The designs this week are perfect in so many ways! They have great messages, simple but deep. They have great balance. And we know they are going to look great on a shirt! Head over to papercloudsapparel.com and design you own today before time runs out on Sunday, May 31st!



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Check out Cashel's art and meet his family!


Cashel and his family need your help and support! Every purchase you make at Paper Clouds Apparel of either of these designs will help Cashel and his sister Allie build a new bath tub so they can stay clean, free of bedsores, & receive physical therapy. Grab your new gear today!