Apple a Day: A surprise for Sophia!

- 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.

Most recently he surprised  Sophia, a little bundle of energy who was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Our own Dr. Jo has done stories on Sophia and the great strides she is making battling such a deadly disease.

Sophia and her mom Catalina were so appreciative to receive a new iPad Air. Mom says it will be a nice distraction for Sophia when she has to go back for a hospital visit.

Apple a day also provided her with a nice new case and a $25 iTunes gift card to get her started.

Apple a Day has a fundraiser planned for later this month. Click here to learn more.

 
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