I am delighted to announce that from this weekend Liwu Jewellery will donate 2euro from each piece sold to the charity Kila’s First Steps.
AND instead of Black Friday, from Friday 27th of November until Monday 30th of November, this donation will increase to 5euro per piece sold.
Here is a little bit about Kila’s First Steps:
Kíla was born with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and Talipes (club foot). At three days old she had surgery to close her back and at six days old she again had surgery to put a shunt in, which is just behind her ear, to drain fluid from her head (as her body can’t do that on it’s own).
She was in Temple Street Hospital for the first two weeks of her life, after which she had weekly visits back to get her casts changed. This went on for around 8 months, after which she was put into boots and bars to keep her feet in the right position. These were extremely awkward.
Through all of this, she has had the biggest smile on her face, which has made it easier for the people that love her. We wouldn’t change her for the world, but we know that she would love to be doing what other kids her age are doing…standing, walking, running, jumping and especially dancing – all the things we take for granted.
Therefore, we are raising funds to send her for intensive therapy at the First Steps clinic in Limerick, Ireland. It’s going to take a lot of time, effort and money, but if we all work together we can get Kíla out of her wheelchair and onto her feet, taking her first steps.
I have known Kila’s mum Ciara since we were in primary school together. I admire her so much for all the effort is puts into raising funds so Kila can learn to walk. Kila is also one of the happiest children I have ever met and I am both lucky and humbled to know both Kila and her mum.
If you want to make a donation directly to Kilas First Steps you can do so on her website
Note all of this will appear on a dedicated webpage as soon as my wonderful brother who maintains my site gets it up.