Between the physical energy it takes their little bodies to get better, and the mental strength it takes to stay positive during their fight- sometimes children with cancer just need an escape.
And that’s exactly what the Apple a Day program aims to do.
Former Tampa Bay area radio personality Jayde Donovan started the program years ago- surprising children with Apple products to give them something to turn to when the going gets tough.
And though she’s moved to New York- and started a new chapter up there- the initiative remains strong in the south!
FOX 13’s own Charley Belcher is now the one stopping by the hospital with a big surprise that makes all the difference in the young patients’ lives.
More recently he surprised Daniel Torres, Jr., also known as Super Junior!
Daniel is seven years old and battling leukemia. Doctors say he’ll be in and out of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for treatments for the next three-and-a-half-years.
But now he’ll have a brand new iPad Air and $25 worth of apps and games from the App Store to keep him busy during it all.
Super Junior says he will use the iPad to look up science stuff--as he loves science--and to play games and watch videos.
Meanwhile, the Apple a Day program will keep fighting to make kids like him smile.
For more information on their upcoming events, or to donate to the cause, visit their website: http://appleadayprogram.org/