Some people are blessed with long and healthy lives, but I can tell you that the majority of those people have not done half of what little Lauren Olivia Loughheed did in her short time spent here on earth.
We here at ChicMamma.ca have been following Lauren’s story just shortly after she was diagnosed with Krabbe Disease (back in 2011). A disease that affects about 1 in every 100,000 people in the United States. You see, Lauren was told that she would be lucky if she saw her 2nd birthday but she did and she saw her 3rd and 4th as well. During that time and in between all her therapies and travels between her home in Montreal and doctors in the United States, her family did everything they could to raise awareness about Krabbe, as well as raise funds for the cause. Her birthday parties were one of the many ways they did that. They were something that everyone would look forward too including the media. This past April 13th, 2015 Lauren lost her battle to Krabbe, she was 4 years and 3 months old. Today marks Lauren’s 5th birthday, only this time, she will be celebrating in heaven amongst her angel friends.
In honour of our friend Lauren, her parents…Amanda, Stephen and baby sister Zoe, we have launched the Random Acts of Kindness campaign in Lauren’s name. The campaign will run for the entire month of January. We would love for you to participate in this fun campaign that is sure to bring a little joy and warmth to the cold month of January.
Here’s a clip of Lauren’s parents speaking to Global News Montreal about #lifewithlolRAK
A Random Act of Kindness is a selfless act performed by a person that can bring help, kindness or cheer to another individual. You don’t have to spend any money to perform an act of kindness and what you do is up to you!
If you would like to participate in our campaign throughout the month of January, we would encourage you to do the following:
- Print out the campaign tags (PDF file included below)
- Prepare your random act of Kindness
- Remember to include the tag or image, consider leaving extra’s behind for the next person to use to help keep the movement spreading.
- Take a photo, post an image or your story to social media using hashtag #lifewithlolRAK
- Share the campaign on your social media!
Happy Birthday Miss. Lauren, we love you and we miss you xo