Giving these children a way to stay in touch with a parent and siblings who remain at home is critically important part of their care.
Cary, NC (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
From January 1-31, 2013, Pure-Ecommerce will be auctioning one of its turnkey internet businesses, http://www.instylecooking.com, plus 40 hours of step-by-step consultation and mentoring. Jennifer Varner, Founder & CEO of Pure-Ecommerce.com started the nonprofit organization Kilian’s Kids (http://www.killianskids.com) after her battle with invasive breast cancer three years ago. Kilian’s Kids provides laptops, tablets, computers, IPods, and DSI gaming systems for children with cancer or serious illness. Kilian's Kids is named after her fourth son, Kilian, whom she was pregnant with all while undergoing treatment for cancer.
Proceeds of January’s auction will benefit children staying at Ronald McDonald House of Durham. It will enable Ronald McDonald House to purchase computers with web cams and Skype capabilities so critically-ill children will be able to stay in touch with love ones back home. Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham have traveled more than 50 miles for life-saving treatment at Duke Children’s and other area hospitals. Some families will be away from home for just one night, while others may be with us for weeks and months. For the children, staying in touch with a parent and siblings who remain at home is a critically important part of their care.
Additionally funds from the auction will provide Nintendo DSI systems for children who are spending long hours receiving treatment at the hospital. Giving these children entertainment, distraction and a sense of normalcy during difficult treatments will make a world of difference to them.
A 14-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were the most recent recipients of Kilian’s Kids gifts thanks to their partnership with the Ronald McDonald House of Durham. The teenage girl was in complete isolation while her immune system rebuilt itself after a bone marrow transplant. Skyping capability on the computer allowed her to attend her bible school class with her church. The young boy was excited about his new Nintendo DSI and games that helped him pass the time during the many hours we was in treatment.
Jessica Maynard, Director of Operations, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham says, "Kilian's Kids is such an amazing organization with such a powerful and much needed focus. I witnessed the most precious 10-year-old boy receive his first Nintendo DSI as a gift from Kilian's Kids. He now had entertainment during his hours upon end of treatment for a brain tumor. Not only was the young boy ecstatic, his father was touched that such a thoughtful organization would choose his son as a recipient of this gift. Thank you Kilian's Kids for touching one special life at a time."
When asked about creating Kilian’s Kids and her goal for the families it supports Jennifer Varner says “When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was given so much support by so many. There was no way to thank all of them but I could promise I would pass it on. I have a platform with my business and a great opportunity to do something good for these kids. If we can provide these families with something that allows them to keep up with their life and provide a sense of peace while having to put life on hold, then Kilian’s Kids will be a success.”
For more information on the Kilian's Kids Auction and to Place A Bid, please visit http://pure-ecommerce.com/kilians-kids-auction-2013.html . You may also contact us at info(at)kilianskids(dot)com or 919-649-3147.
About Jennifer Varner and Pure-Ecommerce.com
Jennifer Varner is an e-commerce expert who currently helps burgeoning entrepreneurs get started in e-commerce through her business, Pure-Ecommerce.com. Pure-Ecommerce provides turnkey internet businesses for sale, complete with merchandise. This year, Pure-Ecommerce.com celebrates its sixth anniversary and has helped over 550 people start their own e-commerce businesses. Jennifer founded Pure-Ecommerce after gaining experience and success through starting one of the largest online maternity clothing stores, BellaBluMaternity.com. After selling her company, she began helping others realize their dreams of owning a business.
Pure-Ecommerce has been featured in several national magazines and websites such as Entrepreneur, Forbes and WomenEntrepreneur.com. Additionally, Pure-Ecommerce has been selected as one of the top 50 Women-Owned Businesses by Start-up Nation. For more information on Pure-Ecommerce.com and its turnkey internet businesses, please visit http://www.pure-ecommerce.com.
About Ronald McDonald House of Durham
The Ronald McDonald House of Durham allows families to focus on the health and well-being of their critically ill children by keeping families together who are in need of a community of hope, comfort, and empathy. The facility has recently expanded and renovated to 55 rooms and suites to serve more families seeking a “Home Away From Home” as their children receive lifesaving medical treatment from Duke Medical Center and area hospitals. For information on additional volunteer and donation opportunities, please visit http://www.RonaldHouseDurham.org.