Adeline, better known as Addie Mae, is the daughter of 2-Bit indie polish maker Kiley Akers Underhill. This sweet, sassy and spunky 7 years old loves all things unicorn, pink, her goats and playing with her brothers. However, her sweet and innocent world changed forever July 30, 2017 when a MRI revealed Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG…a brain tumor.
Because surgery is the treatment for many other types of brain tumors, it is not possible for DIPG and even chemo is not effective due to limitations reaching a DIPG tumor. Therefore, Addie has been receiving radiation therapy for 6 of the 6.5 week treatment at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Addie’s family has been faced with daunting expenses during this time including medical expenses beyond insurance, travel, loss of pay, and child care for their 2 other children and Addie Mae’s her brothers, Skyler & Xander.
By now, I’m sure you have seen Addie’s beautiful face and read her story all over social media as many support groups, organizations and of course family is calling out for your support and to raise awareness. It didn’t take long before the indie nail polish community heard of what was going on and sprung into action. Swatcher/Blogger, Courney Everton Stemple (creator of M.A.P.B) and indie polish maker Crystal Churchill of POSHlish co-created and organized the #TeamAddieMae Benefit Box uniting 10 brands together for 1 purpose….Addie Mae! This box exudes compassion, love and support for Addie Mae and her family. Makers donated time and resources to make this happen all so one little girl could have a fighting chance.
PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THE FAMILY!!!!
Let’s take a look!