SpiritHoods for the Ronan Thompson Foundation

Looking for a Christmas gift?

How about the Spicy Monkey SpiritHood with 100% profits going to the Ronan Thompson Foundation! Yes, 100% of the profits!!!

Here is their Tribe video featuring Maya and Woody Thompson detailing Ronan’s (Spicy Monkey) short but amazing life;

http://theden.spirithoods.com/ronanthompson/

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They are available for men, women and kids! Hurry up because the are selling FAST!

If you won’t wear one or don’t have children, then donate one or 100 to a children’s hospital!

http://www.SpiritHoods.com
http://www.RonanThompsonFoundation.com
http://www.RockstarRonan.com

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September is Gold

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Let’s go GOLD for the kids!

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We need to get companies/sports teams/celebrities to go gold before pink!

Maya Thompson (Ronan’s Mom) had enough people (Over 25,000) sign a petition on the governments website to turn the White House gold for September. They finally released a statement in regards to it. They turned us down. You can read the statement here.

Please inform people that Childhood Cancer is NOT rare.
~ 46 children a day are diagnosed with cancer. 7 will die today.
~ Childhood Cancer is the #1 disease killer in children.
~ Pediatric Cancer only receives 3.8% of all cancer research funding.
~ Every 16 hours a child with Neuroblastoma dies.

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Rockstar Ronan
The Ronan Thompson Foundation

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Let’s go GOLD for;

Ty
Ezra
Eli
Jack
Brooklyn
Sammy
Raygen
Kallie

The Ellen Degeneres Show

Hope your long weekend was amazing!

I wanted to tell you an awesome thing that happened. On January 29 of this year my Mom and I were headed to LA to be on the ELLEN Show!

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The show called my Dad here at work on January 28 (Monday). No one believed them when they said “This is Ellen from the Ellen DeGeneres Show”. (This was producer Ellen, not the REAL Ellen). They were looking for my Mom. After some convincing, my Dad finally called my mom and told her to call them back. Mom called them back at 5:00 on Monday. Mom and I were on a plane Tuesday morning at 11am headed out to LA.

Why did they want my Mom on the Ellen show?

We meet the sweetest woman at a 2010 Rotary Christmas party who did not sign up in time and had 4 young children at home who were not going to have a Christmas. Mom took their information and we went shopping! We wrapped the presents and took them over to Ry’Shonda when the kids were at school. We have done this every year since. These children are amazing because their mom is even more amazing! They deserve all the best in the world. Ry’Shonda wrote into Ellen about my mom. She said my Mom is her “Angel” and wanted Ellen to give her something. Well Ellen did that and gave Ry’Shonda even more!

Watch the clip here! http://www.ellentv.com/2013/01/31/a-heartwarming-surprise-for-ryshonda/

We were only in LA for 2 days. We made the most of it! Stayed at the Roosevelt Hotel right on Hollywood Blvd! It was such a great experience!

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So much fun

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On Hollywood Blvd

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Waiting to head into the studio. Ry’Shonda didn’t know we were there so we were hidden

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Watching them film on a backstage TV

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PINKBERRY!! My main goal in LA was to get some Pinkberry.

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Sunset over downtown LA from our Hotel Room

Watch what Ellen did for Ry’Shonda and her 4 children. AMAZING!

Be kind to one another 🙂

Ricochet, The surfing dog

I watch a lot of Sportscenter. I enjoy all things sports. Always have.

Yesterday I saw the most amazing “SC: Moving Forward” segment featuring the Surfing Dog, Ricochet.

I cried. A lot. I love dogs and I do not understand people who don’t. Dogs become part of your family. They are so special and can do amazing things. Like Ricochet.

Ricochet showed promise as a puppy to be a well trained service dog for people with disabilities. Around 16 months, that all changed. She stopped responding to training. She loved the water and had a lot of energy. The one thing she did have was balance. She got a surfboard and never looked back.

She now helps people with disabilities get back in the water and on a surfboard with her behind them.

Please watch this story and have tissues close by. So amazing. So touching. So inspirational.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9291324&categoryid=5595394

Thank you ESPN/Sportscenter for this great story.

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Dayton Children’s Hospital

I fell in love with Ronan when Taylor Swfit sang her song “Ronan” at Stand Up to Cancer in 2012. Children deserve so much more. He has inspired me.

I wanted to come up with a plan to take fun items to the patients at Children’s Hospital. After some convincing and emailing back in forth with a few people I finally got the A Okay.

My neice, Riley and I arrived at Dayton Children’s Hospital and had to put together our “goodie” cart!

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We had a mix of books, coloring books, crayons, magazines and stuffed animals! We also had some flowers to give to the mom’s for Mother’s Day.

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We met about 15 children and their families. Started on the onclogy floor where we met some little fighters! After we finsihed there we made our way down to the 3rd floor and met some other sweet faces. We smiled, talked and handed out items that the kids would love. It was such a pleasure to meet those amazing children who are fighting a long hard battle!

Riley and I will go back with more stuff than last and bigger smiles on our faces than before. They all deserve it.