Cedar Park girl collects slippers for children with cancer

December 16, 2012 by  

A six-year-old girl from Cedar Park Texas is collecting slippers to give to cancer victims in time for Christmas.

Jaylie Nielson has gone through cancer treatment herself after being diagnosed 18 months ago with a brain tumor. Following the treatment, her scans are clear and she is on the road to recovery. However, Jaylie wants to give something back to other children who are coping with cancer and, as Jaylie liked to keep her feet cozy in hospital by wearing slippers, that seemed to be the most appropriate gift.

Her mother, Kajsa spoke of the help and support that the family received while Jaylie was being treated. Although the whole family discussed how they could give something back, it was Jaylie who came up with the idea of slippers for cancer sufferers at Dell Children’s Medical Center. The children at the medical center will have a cozy Christmas with a new pair of warm slippers. Jaylie is aiming to collect at least 1,000 pairs of slippers from people all over Central Texas. Currently, Jaylie has 200 pairs of slippers but needs more donations.

According to Jaylie’s mom, when a child has cancer, even the smaller gestures are meaningful and really help. The family is aiming to present the slippers to the children in time for Christmas. Local printing services may be useful to help promote Jaylie’s appeal for more slippers. Posters and flyers will help to spread the word to a wider area.