Hang in There Hayley!

Hey people,

Hayley Okines

Hayley Okines

Hope you are all well and doing great! 🙂

Today I’m uploading a card I’ve made a couple of weeks ago. This card was made for a very special teenager who has touched the hearts of many with her courage, positive outlook and warm cute smile!

I’m talking about Hayley Okines (http://hayleyokines.com/) who suffers from Progeria, a rare genetic disease that manifests itself in symptoms of rapid ageing in children. I want to share her story with you. Please do share it with your friends. Hayley has worked hard to raise awareness about this rare condition. You can also help out by donating to the Progeria Research Foundation (http://www.progeriaresearch.org/). I’ve just purchased her book ‘Old Before my Time’ (written by Hayley and her mother) in which they tell their unique story. It’s a lovely read.

Hang In ThereFor the card I used one of my images ‘Hang in There’. I used brown and pastel colours and embellished it with flowers, butterflies and metal decorations. I also gave it a little bit of a grungy look while keeping it pretty 🙂

Please do share this story with your friends. With more awareness we’d surely be helping these children and teenagers! Let us give a helping hand !!

Big hugs to all,

Christine x x

12 thoughts on “Hang in There Hayley!

  1. scrapunzel1

    Christine~I love your card & I am sure Hayley will too. I had not heard this story but I am definitely going to look for the book now. Thanks for raising my awareness. I certainly am impressed already by this young lady. Hugs~Patti

    1. Penny Blossom Post author

      Hey Peggy 🙂

      I got to know about Hayley only recently and through browsing I got to know about Adalia Rose as well 🙂 in fact I was planning to send her a card as well 🙂 she’s so energetic and I love how she is into dancing and dressing up 🙂 so sweet 🙂

  2. Liane

    Christine, what a beautiful card! I know of Hayley’s story as I’ve watched her for many years on the Maury show. That little sweetheart is packed full of energy, with a wonderful out look. Thanks so much for this email, I will be sure to send it on to my friends.

    1. Penny Blossom Post author

      Hi Liane,

      Thanks for your comments 🙂 I’ve stumbled upon her website only recently and have watched all her videos and read her book! She’s truly a little sweetheart 🙂 such an inspiration! thanks so much for sharing this 🙂

  3. Janet Cobb

    Christine, I love the card! I have used the “hang in there” stamps on several cards and love the colors you chose. I am sure Haley loved the card!! You did good, kid! 🙂

    1. Penny Blossom Post author

      Hi Janet, thanks for your comments 🙂 I’m also really glad that you’ve made good use of this stamp 🙂 I enjoyed making this particular card 🙂 I hope she likes it 🙂 🙂

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