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This is our news and updates area. Here you can keep up with the latest happenings with Addy's Colors, Addy's story with childhood cancer, upcoming programs and fundraisers, and more.
Addy's Colors is inspired by a little girl named Adalee Ashburn. In July 2017, at the age of two, Addy was diagnosed with adrenal cancer, a very rare form of cancer that affects the adrenal gland. In fact, only one in a million people are diagnosed each year mostly adults, with some statistics averaging 28 children a year worldwide. Even more rare, Addy's tumor grew into her renal vein and to her superior vena cava all the way to her heart, causing a blockages with her liver as well. Addy spent five months at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee receiving chemotherapy and a trial for Keytruda (an immunotherapy drug). In December 2017, however, both of these options had failed, and there were not any more options available. She passed at home in bed with her parents at peace on January 9, 2018.
Addy's free and loving spirit touched many lives throughout her two and a half short years on Earth, and her strength during her fight with cancer was truly inspiring. Addy's Colors is dedicated to sharing Addy's love of life, animals, and one another by helping children and families celebrate each moment, despite their life-threatening illnesses. Addy made life beautiful, in both her actions and in her crayons, paints, and art (or "colors" as she called them). So, we encourage children to show their "colors", too, through kindness, love, arts, nature, or in their own unique ways.
We're currently working towards getting our 501(c) non-profit status. While we wait, we are working on programs that will help children celebrate their lives, provide support to families, and more. If you have a suggestion, please reach out to us. We'd love to hear it! Wish us luck as we submit our paperwork this week!