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! 

October 1, 2020

October 2020 – Gavin, His JOY Fills Every Room He Enters

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!
September 1, 2020

September 2020 – Raegan, A Caring Young Lady with a Big Wish!

Random Acts of Kindness one "Reagan's Wish" at a Time!
August 1, 2020

August 2020 – Meet Mitchell, He Just Wants to Be Known as a Typical Tweenager!

Mitchell is a shining example of living life fully and joyfully no matter the hurdles.
July 1, 2020

July 2020 – Meet Kayla, She is All About Caring 4 Kids!

Kayla’s positive energy is so contagious because after talking to her you just want to go out there and do something good. Kayla said, “Strangely enough, living with a chronic illness has given me a very positive perspective on life. I think that I don’t take things for granted, and I am able to feel empathy for people who know what I am going through. And I was even able to start my own non-profit through this, Kayla Cares 4 Kids.”
June 1, 2020

June 2020 – Meet Braelyn, A Teenager with a Contagious SMILE!

Meet Braelyn (16 years old); he is one strong, joyful teen with an amazing dimpled smile. When he was born, he had no health concerns. At the age of 5 months old, he contracted meningitis, which resulted in multiple health issues and ultimate diagnoses. He has hydrocephalus, chewing/swallowing difficulties, neurological impairment, seizure disorder, and a compromised immune system.
May 4, 2020

May 2020 – Meet Emily, A Young Adult Who is Going Places!

Emily is a young adult with a great perspective on life! Emily was diagnosed with Systemic Onset Juvenile Rhuematoid Arthritis (“JRA”), at the age of 6 years old. When Emily was younger, she experienced rashes, joint pain and swelling. Often times she was unable to walk as a result of the overwhelming pain. Now at 19, her Arthritis is a bit more manageable as long as she avoids over exertion of her body and plans ahead for activities. Sometimes Emily still has aches and pains at night depending on what activity she did that day and also depending on the weather conditions.
April 5, 2020

April 2020 – Meet TJ, We Could ALL Learn a Bit From This Teen

There are so many amazing kids out there who spread kindness and love into this world; and this month we are celebrating TJ (13 years old). This teenager was diagnosed with crohns, colitis, and ethesitis-related juvenile arthritis at 8 years old. While these chronic illnesses have been difficult to endure, TJ also knows how important it is to live life to it’s fullest despite challenges.
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!