Syd Rocks all started by Sydney, an 8 year-old girl who sold online necklaces she made with a simple string and the beautiful rocks she found on the beach of Lake Michigan. The necklaces were a hit among family and friends. She saved up the money she earned and planned to use the money for something important.
Now she knows what that is:
When she turned 10 years old, a lesion was discovered in her cheekbone and Sydney was diagnosed with LCH: Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis, a rare blood disorder. The cause of the disease is unknown and it is estimated that Histiocytosis affects one in 200,000 children each year in the U.S. LCH is considered an “orphan” disease, meaning no government funding is allocated to search for the best treatments and a cure.
After a biopsy confirmed Sydney’s LCH diagnosis, Sydney underwent surgery to have a port implanted in her chest to receive six months of chemotherapy along with high doses of steroids. Although Histiocytosis is not classified as Cancer, it requires some of the same treatments. Sydney has been doing well since she stopped treatment and plans to continue making and selling her rock necklaces until a cure is found for LCH.
100% of the money earned from her Syd Rocks necklaces will be donated for medical research to find a cure for LCH.
WoW. So far, Sydney has raised $98,600. The necklaces are only $15 Go buy a necklace! You will get a pretty necklace AND be helping. It’s a win-win!