You all know that jumping in muddy puddles was the thing that Ty Campbell wanted to do most when he was “all bedda.” He had just turned five when he lost his battle to pediatric brain cancer six short months ago after fighting more than two years.
Ty captured the hearts of thousands, and since he passed away, those followers have posted thousands of photographs chronicling times when they have stepped back to let their kids enjoy messy, carefree fun in Ty’s honor. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me knowing that kids are having more fun in honor of my son, and it gives me better perspective on losing him to this horrific disease.
I’m reflecting on all of this, because The TLC Foundation and The Muddy Puddles Project inspired an incredible crew at the Children’s Entertainment Network (CEN) to team up with us. Nickelodeon Star Cymphonique has followed Ty’s story and through the CEN, she has helped launch a line of “Signature Series” apparel within their B-YOU(Be Your Own You) website.
The "Puddle Jumper" and "Super Hero" designs yield seven dollars for every item sold in support of our nonprofit organization, and they are only available for the next two weeks – starting today! www.beyourownyou.org.
I hope you will consider buying these amazing items for men, women and children, and sharing information about the B-YOU/Ty Louis Campbell charitable signature series with your social networks. We are so thrilled and honored to have been chosen. Ty’s legacy lives on!
The Sohn ConferenceMore great news for the Foundation and raising awareness in general. Yesterday I presented to a room of more than 2,500 people. Not just a room, actually. I was on stage at Avery Fischer Hall in Lincoln Center. Home of the NY Philharmonic. I sat in the greenroom where the most prestigious musicians have been warming up for decades. I thought about how the last time I was there, I had tickets for nosebleed balcony seats and watched James Brown perform (yes, it was a long time ago). Yesterday I was on that same stage presenting to a packed house of Wall Street’s finest.
I got back so late today and was tied up in very good meetings all day this afternoon, so I need to retire for the night. Updates on Gavin to come! We have a Mother’s Day Tea party at his preschool and should be sooo sweet.