still kickin hero: december 2015

EVERY MONTH, FUNDS FROM OUR SALES WILL GO TO SUPPORT A NEW PERSON WHO DEFINES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE STILL KICKIN.

Meet Sam.

- What do you want to be when you grow up, Sam?

- Five.

A mother always knows when something isn't right with her child. So when her two year old son's eye looked a little off one day, Erin knew it wasn't nothing. And of course, it wasn't. 

Erin's firstborn had an incurable brain cancer, known as DIPG (or as it should be referred to, ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME, UNIVERSE?).

It didn't take long for her to realize that childhood cancers get the short end of the cancer research funding stick. Like, really short. As in, only 2 drugs approved over the past 20 years, neither of which would promise more than just a little more time with their favorite guy.

So, Erin and her family sprang into action. They took amazing trips with Sam and his twin little sisters. They loved the hell out of him, and raised him to be a very funny kid who can roar very convincingly like a lion and who wore a Still Kickin shirt only after a lot of coaxing because he already liked the outfit he had on that day (WE GET IT). 

And, they formed  With Purpose, and raised nearly 60K for childhood cancer research.

With Purpose was started on the realization that small acts of kindness can add up to something big.
— Erin Benson (AKA Sam's Mom AKA Kindred Spirit)

For years, they have worked to create a normal life for a boy whose life is anything but normal. They've gone to bat for kids around the world who face similar issues. 

And now, we're here to go to bat for them (holy crap sports references? Why am I doing this? Is it even the right phrase? I hope so). 

This month, money from your purchases will go towards giving Sam's family the support they need to care for him and his sisters, because the last thing you should worry about when your kid has cancer is stupid money, which is only a social construct, right? Right.