Chronically Caring Kids

Extreme challenges can result in incredible inspiration.

This blog is dedicated to these kids who go above and beyond to show that anyone can do something to give back - resulting in positivity with purpose. May you be inspired by these children with chronic illness who, despite all they medically endure, rise above and care for others in their communities through their chronically caring acts of kindness! 

March 1, 2020

March 2020 – Meet Trent, a Real Life Super Hero!

Meet Trent (14 years old), a young teenage boy who just wants to have fun! Trent has dealt with chronic health problems since he was only 5 years old, after being diagnosed with juvenile psoriatic arthritis. However, that was just the beginning of his health journey. Over the next few years, Trent was also diagnosed with crohn’s disease, Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome, POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), kidney dysfunction, asthma and anemia.
February 3, 2020

February 2020 – The Love of a Child is Like No Other

Meet Makena (13 years old), a sweet girl with so much love in her heart! She is one of the most caring children we have ever met. For much of her life she has been a caregiver to others. Her brother was diagnosed with chronic illness 10 years ago and her best friend battled cancer her entire young life. Makena quietly and proudly gave all her love to these two, never knowing that her own body was beginning to brew up its own fierce battle.
January 1, 2020

January 2020 – Ringing In The New Year with Jaxson

We are SO EXCITED to kick off our “Chronically Caring Kids” by sharing Jaxson’s story. Jaxson was the first kiddo who donated to Purple Playas Foundation. Like us, he knows how powerful it is to give the gift of SMILES!