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 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!

Cashel's World My Trip To The Bath

One of artists this campaign is Cashel! He has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 which causes all of his muscles to atrophy. It's like he's fully paralyzed but can still feel everything. Below is a video of his mother giving him a bath. Your purchase of either the Stars or Wing Brain shirt will help him and his sister (who also has SMA Type 1) raise the money for a new bath since they can no longer fit in it. Please help Cashel and his whole family today!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Madelyn Hubbs is AWESOME!!!

So this campaign we have teamed up with this one armed wonder! Below is only one of the super cool videos that she has uploaded to YouTube. Check it out - check her out - show her some support with some new PCA gear here!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Grab a Dino today!

When Jeremy was a little one he made this drawing for his grandmother. She kept it for years and today he has brought it back to help raise money. He wants to start a company that will help with the stress of receiving chemotherapy as well as blood transfusions. Jeremy has a wonderful idea to help - and you can help by grabbing the tail of this Dino!

Design your own TODAY!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

RockBar Update :)

Yeah, it's gonna be a great time. This is how it COULD work. You come to RockBar in Old Town Scottsdale. You donate some money to these great kids battling Osteosarcoma ($10 suggested). Then you get to see & listen to some great music. Also, there's a raffle with absurdly awesome prizes which honestly we don't want to give away. Then - let's say you missed a shirt from a previous campaign that will probably make you closet life complete - we are selling some Gear from PCA Past. The only way this COULD happen is if you come to RockBar tomorrow night. Doors at 7PM.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

We're Gonna Rock Rock Bar!

The last few days have been spent packing shirts to get out from the Artists & Autism campaign - they look amazing! I'm totally regretting not grabbing a Penguin for myself now...but I won't miss out the Dino for Jeremy & Zach! Plus we have a benefit concert this SATURDAY, MAY 9th! Come down and check it out! There will be all sorts of cool things aside from the music :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

We've got new designs!

If you like these (and we know you do) visit our shirt builder at Paper Clouds Apparel and design your own today!