Eme’s Army: Fight for Sight

30 Sep

Oli was recently given an amazing opportunity to work with another special needs child on a campaign by a company called Paper Clouds Apparel.

Paper Clouds sells t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, hoodies, and totes featuring the artwork of special needs children. Oli has her handprint heart on two different t-shirts and a tote that is now available for purchase. She is featured alongside another child named Logan and together they have some incredible things to choose from.

Paper Clouds Apparel employs special needs adults AND they donate 50% of the proceeds to a charity that we choose. We chose http://www.emesarmy.org. Emerie is a little girl who needs our help to get her eye sight back. Please visit http://www.papercloudsapparel.com and check it out!!

“The Cause (Sep 30 – Oct 13):

Eme’s Army
Eme is 6 years old and she is being robbed of her sight by CRB1-LCA, a very rare genetic disease. Eme’s Army, made up of supporters and volunteers like you, raise awareness of childhood blindness and fight for those like Eme. CRB1-LCA has no treatment. A gene therapy clinical trial is being conducted for RPE65-LCA right now that is working and is giving blind kids like Eme their sight back. By replacing the mutated/broken gene with a good copy of the gene, blind kids can see again. It is a fight against time. If too many of their retinal cells die, the cure in clinical trials will not work. So please join Eme’s Army and help them FIGHT for SIGHT! All money raised by Eme’s Army funds research through the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation (CRBF). An all volunteer organization, CRBF was co-founded by Emerie & her family to stop CRB1-LCA.” -Quote from http://www.papercloudsapparel.com

I can’t even begin to describe what this means for Emerie and her family. Imagine having a child go blind and then find out that there may be a way to treat it…it’s beyond incredible.

I would do ANYTHING if there was a way for Oli to see.

Anything.

I may not be able to help Oli get her vision back, but I can help Emerie in a small way.

What an opportunity. What a privilege it is.

It’s a privilege not only to work with Eme’s Army, but also to work with a company like Paper Clouds Apparel.

What they are doing for the special needs community is remarkable. They are making a difference in the world. They are making it better and more accepting and more “normal” for kiddos like Oli.

That’s something that I am extremely proud to be a part of.

If you can, please visit their website or their facebook page.

Share this campaign with your friends. Let them know that they can help too! I never ask you guys to share anything, but this is important. The more money we raise the better chance Eme has of seeing her family again.
You don’t have to share it from here. Share it from Paper Clouds Apparel. It doesn’t matter how, just tell people about it.

Thank you!

Here are a few of the shirts to choose from:

emes5

emes6 (1)

emes7

emes8

emes10

emes9

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7 Responses to “Eme’s Army: Fight for Sight”

  1. Pascale LeBrasseur September 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Reblogged this on Lessons from my daughter and commented:
    in lieu of a new post today, I am sharing this blog with you. Mommy has issues follows Oli’s journey and today is a special post about a fundraising opportunity. I encourage you to read her post and scroll back to some previous post. It’s a great blog!

  2. Pascale LeBrasseur September 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    Reblogged! I will check out the website when I have a minute.

    • Anonymous September 30, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate it!

      • Anonymous September 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

        Oh it listed me as anonymous but it’s Shannon. Oli’s mom.

      • Pascale LeBrasseur September 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

        My pleasure!

  3. ksbeth September 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    wonderful!

  4. Jennifer Pletcher October 6, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    I know Eme’s family very well! My daughter also has LCA (just a different type) and we have all become one big family. Great cause!

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