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This month, we are extremely happy about something that doesn’t have anything to do with company growth, project management or languages. inwhatlanguage was able to help a wonderful little girl and bring a smile to her face, even in the roughest of situations in one of our inwhatlanguage Cares initiatives.
Recently we came into contact with the six-year-old Lilly Alldredge, who unfortunately got sick last December. On February 12th she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This type of Leukemia has a survival rate of 89-95%, but the treatment can last up to 2-2 ½ years. She has not been able to attend school since she was diagnosed with the illness, and she also has to severely limit her contact with other people as her immune system has been compromised. Tiffany, Lilly’s mom, had to quit her job in order to stay home with Lilly. They spend a lot of time driving back and forth from the hospital and doctors visits.
The situation is not ideal for Lilly and her family, but they have managed to move forwards with admirable spirit and strength – something that is clearly noticeable in Lilly’s blog, a true testimony of a little girl’s journey through this hard time of her life.
When inwhatlanguage found out about Lilly and her condition, we decided to step up and offer what little help we could provide for her and her family. We gave her parents some gift cards that can help with the gas bills and help them cover the costs of multiple drives they must take each week to and from medical appointments. We also brought Lilly a pool to use in her yard, as well as a huge pack of bubbles for her to have fun with her little sister, Emery, who is almost 2 years old. They are the best of friends.
But the best was yet to come: we were able to have Princess Elsa, from the Disney movie Frozen, come with us on this visit!
The girls and the Princess: and unforgettable day!
|The girls and the Princess:
an unforgettable day!
It was an incredible experience to watch Elsa and Lilly interact. They sang, they danced and read a book together. Lilly is also learning to play the piano, and she was able to play part of the famous song “Let it Go” from the movie, while Princess Elsa sang. Princess Elsa commented that this is the first time anyone had played it for her!
At the end of our visit they sang “Let it Go” together and it brought tears to the people present! Princess Elsa gave both Lilly and Emery crowns to commemorate the day and she crowned Lilly as Queen Lilly 🙂
“I think all of us recognized how amazing Lilly and her family are!” says iwl Office Manager Erin Millet. “That night, after we did this, I received this text from Lilly’s mom, Tiffany: Thank you again for today!! Lilly is still talking about how she can’t believe the REAL ELSA came to her house!! It’s good to see her happy! Thank you!! I saw them the next night as well. Lilly had chemo that day and Tiffany said she could not stop telling everyone about her visit from Princess Elsa! She told everyone she came in contact with all about it”.
The visit from Princess Elsa was truly a moving experience for everyone, and Lilly has recorded it for posterity in a beautiful entry in her personal blog. iwl could not be more pleased to have been able to leave a mark on this amazing little girl’s life, that will continue to be, for sure, full of fantastic adventures in the future.