It’s really early in the morning as I’m writing this. I’m having trouble sleeping. I originally had another post planned for today, but it can wait. This needs to be shared. I just found out that my dear, sweet friend Caitlin and her husband Dallin recently received devastating news. Their darling, oh so sweet daughter, Auni, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1, at 7 months old. SMA is a degenerative disease affecting all aspects of muscle development. There is currently no cure for SMA and the outlook is grim, which is absolutely heart breaking. Auni's muscles will continue to deteriorate making it impossible to do simple tasks such as sit up or crawl. Eventually she won't be able to hold up her head or swallow.
I have just listed ten new prints in the shop. Each is available for instant download and they only cost $5 each. 100% of proceeds from these prints will be given to the Naulu family to help with medical bills and whatever else they may need. $5 doesn't seem like much, but if we can spread the word, it will all really add up for this sweet, sweet family. You can find the prints at Alexa Z Design on the front page or under the "Anything for Auni" section. You can also donate to the Naulu family here.
Also, if you happen to be in Utah, there will be an awesome yard and bake sale on Saturday, August 23 from 7 AM to 12 PM at the Castor Oil Change Center (325 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, UT.)
If you want to see more of beautiful Auni, click here. She melts my heart. My dear friends, would you help spread the word? I love this little family and I’m sure they would appreciate it immensely. Thank you all! XO