Kaitie Gill Weddings is excited to announce their partnership with The Brooklyn Project Foundation, a local 501(c)3 non-profit that is bringing awareness to pediatric cancer.
The Brooklyn Project Foundation is near and dear to Kaitie’s heart. Founded by Justin and Susan Ray in 2019 as a way to honor, celebrate the life of, and remember the life of their daughter, Asher Brooklyn Ray, the non-profit is committed to raising funds to help further the research for childhood cancer in the state of Arkansas.
Asher Brooklyn Ray (also known as Bit) lived a short nine years here on earth yet, left a legacy greater than we can comprehend. Kaitie’s mom, Lane, taught Asher in pre-kindergarten and 3rd grade. It was through her momma she would learn about Asher and immediately fall in love with the story of a very courageous little girl.
While Kaitie only got to meet Asher once, she knew there was just something extra special about Asher. Of course, anyone who had the honor to meet her will tell you the exact same thing. A child facing more battles than most do in a lifetime remained steadfast in her faith and kept her positive, spunky spirit.
Asher was one of those students that made a remarkable impact on Kaitie’s moms teaching career. And, still to this day her mom loves sharing stories and memories about Asher.
It was 2012 when Asher’s parents received the news no parent wants to be on the receiving end of. Their three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with one of the most widespread cancers, Ewing’s sarcoma. The news was devastating. Unfortunately, parents receiving the news that their child has cancer is more common than we would want to admit. There are hundreds of children who live in Arkansas fighting their own daily battle.
The Brooklyn Project Foundation is dedicated to not only bring awareness to childhood cancer but also to raising funds for the cause. All monies raised go towards Arkansas Children’s Hospital which in return helps provide safer and less invasive pediatric cancer treatments. This not only allows for Arkansas to work on being an advanced state in cancer treatments for children, but also allows children and families to be close to their support systems during treatments.
How You Can Help
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