Monday, April 23, 2012

Scarlett's Neet Feet

Scarlett got a present today.  We ordered them a few months ago, and we have been patiently waiting for their arrival, and today was the day!

These are her brand new shoes from Peach's Neet Feet!  Peach (AKA Madison) and her team paint custom shoes for kids fighting cancer.  They try to fit kids' individual tastes and give them a pair of shoes to wear during the hardest walk of their little lives.  When I saw someone else's Neet Feet, I couldn't order ours fast enough!

The gray ribbon is the symbol of Brain Tumor Awareness.  This sparkly silver one takes it up a fabulous notch!

Scarlett was fascinated by her new shoes (the first times she's ever had laces, and she couldn't wait to pull them!)

Checking out the sparkly music notes!

Peach started PNF just last year to brighten the faces of a few kids.  Now, she has done over 180 pairs!  The kids who wear them are often bald, in wheelchairs, hospitalized or feeling sick, but their Neet Feet are a source of pride and happiness.  Scarlett is too young to understand, but one day I will show her these shoes, how tiny they are, and remind her how far she has come.

Peach's Neet Feet accepts donations of money ($25-30 buys shoes for one child), as well as new canvas shoes (Converse, Vans, Toms, etc.) that can be decorated for a special fighter.  You can sponsor a child you know and be their "shoe fairy" by hand delivering the finished product. 

We are so proud to get to show off Scarlett's Neet Feet for Brain Cancer Awareness Month this May.  Every time someone asks about her fabulous shoes, it gives me a chance to tell them a little about Scarlett.  Awareness brings funding, funding allows research, and research finds CURES!


JenM said...

What a cute idea! Scarlett's shoes are awesome :) And I can't get over how long her hair is getting!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shoes for a gorgeous gal!

Darla said...

Scarlett seems to really like her shoes, especially the pink laces!! What a nice thing Peach's does for children who are dealing with difficulties. Awesome!!

Em said...

How wonderful that you now can look forward to a future with Scarlett.

DiJe said...

Those are fantastic! Thanks for the link, too. :)

autumn said...

I came across your blog from a link someone had placed on thebump and have been following your story for precious Scarlett ever since. I am so happy for the progress she has made and I literally teared up during the mama video ;).
After seeing this post with Scarlett's adorable neet feet I forwarded your post to my husband who happens to work for Vans corporate office here in southern ca. He then sent it to several people throughout his office and The Vans family Loves the Neet Feet idea!!! Vans marketing team has already contacted this organization to see how they can help with some shoe donations so that even more kids can get some customized Neet Feet!
I thought you would like to know that not only are we praying for you and your family we hope that this partnership with Vans and Neet Feet can touch more families that need the encouragement!

Brandi Wecks said...

@autumn I am so happy to hear this!! Peach posted on her FB page that she had a new contact at Vans, and I am so proud to have helped to facilitate that. She is so sweet, and we are so proud to show off her amazing art.