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.Â 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.
For 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
What an inspirational girl – thank you so much for sharing her story! 🙂
The card is as amazing as you. Hayley is a lovely little girl, her courage is to be applauded.
A beautiful card Christine for a beautiful, inspirational young lady. xx
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
Iknow of Hayley since she was a baby,her mum and dad were on tv telling people about her,they are a lovely family.
Hayley stay strong,cute smile with beautiful eyes. The card must of been loved.
Hugs to u both,
From the Oregon coast
This kids amaze me with the spirit they have..I follow another little girl with the same thing on brook..Adalia Rose
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 🙂
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.
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 🙂
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! 🙂
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 🙂 🙂