Thursday, November 21, 2013

Emma the Brave :)

I fell in love with this great Bug drawing when I saw it and knew it would look amazing on a shirt. Hope you all will feel the same way and get one for yourself. Your purchase will give these children the hope they need to continue fighting the good fight. 

 (The amazing Bug by Emma)
 “Emma the Brave”, as most know her, was diagnosed with a tumor in her spine at the age of 3. Thanks to the doctors at PCH and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Emma is one year post chemotherapy and the tumor remains at rest.

 (Emma the Brave)

 Emma is an avid drawer, a born caretaker and a blessing to all who know her.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Elizabeth the Cancer Slayer :)

When we received this piece of art created by Elizabeth we just knew it would look amazing on our shirts and also hats. This Cape Hero as we call it is so cool and hope you will show Elizabeth some support in her fight to continue dominating cancer :) We love Elizabeth even more after hearing her story 

 (Hero Cape by Elizabeth)

Elizabeth, “EBB” as her friends and family know her, was diagnosed at the age of five with Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and considers herself the ultimate cancer slayer. 

 (The beautiful Elizabeth)

Elizabeth enjoys singing, dancing and creating all things rainbow

(Hero Cape on our shirt)

 Elizabeth is six now and currently rockin' remission and hopes to be a star in Hollywood someday. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Meet Paul, the inspiration behind SEEDs for Autism :)

Paul Foti began drawing the first time someone put a crayon in his hands.  His love for anything with wheels on it became a source for inspiration, passion and entertainment.  He received his first train set one Christmas, at the age of 5, and instantly it sparked a resource for interest and companionship. 

 (Our tote bag with the awesome Bug Paul drew)

  Self taught, Paul learned quickly how to create magical small worlds with paint, styrofoam, empty paper towel holders, cardboard boxes, and anything else he could find to transform into a city, playground, drive in movie, harbor, airport or factory of some type.  Attention to detail and how to create realistic scenes just came naturally, but also with plenty of research for how to learn new techniques.  Cooking would have to be Paul's close second passion, being in the kitchen cooking breads, and creating interesting culturally themed foods gave Paul much pleasure. 

 (Paul just loved being creative)

 His cats, especially Mary Phyllis held a very special place in Paul's heart.   Always quick with a smile for the camera,  his hardy laughter and contagious smile could make even Scrooge join in.  Always the great teacher, and peacemaker, who was quick to chant, "don't worry, be happy,"  when he sensed frustration or unhappiness from those around him.   This truly great big heart, who thought of everyone else's needs....He made our world a much better place, and is extremely missed, and without a doubt...brought enormous joy and pride to his family.  Mom did a great job!

 (The cool muscle car Paul drew)

So please help SEEDs for Autism continue their amazing work in teaching skills that will help those with autism support themselves for a lifetime ! Thank you