Change for a Cause

Giving back to the community is very important to us! Because we treasure people, we will be sponsoring events and giving a portion of our proceeds to help local families that are going through difficult times. Our community has been there for us to support us through difficult times and we want to give back to our community!

Our son, Elijah, was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in October 2014 and went through 2 1/2 years of chemo. Through this, the community of Vinton did so much for us and helped us through that time. Elijah is now cancer free and back to enjoying the things in life that he had to put on pause.

The first family that we will be sponsoring is the family of Cadin Byrd. Cadin was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and has completed his course of chemo treatments and is now beginning radiation for a mass that still remains. Cadin is a strong young man and we are proud to join with his family to help support them along this journey.

Here is a portion of Cadin’s Story:
Welcome, is a look into the life of an ordinary 11 year old who went to the ER for a spot on his neck and found out he has Hodgkin Lymphoma. The battle with Cancer is a private battle for most, however we have decided to make this battle public. All things we do in life should be a testimony to the glory of God, and this is why we have chose to make this site. For those who personally know us, this can be a site that gives you a daily update about Cadin. For those who don’t know us, I hope this site gives you hope, faith, love, support, or whatever you may need at this point in your life. We spent some time trying to wrap our heads around why… then we realized that Cadin could have been taken swiftly or immediately and he wasn’t. We realized that if God wanted to keep Cadin here, then it’s because he has a story to tell. This is that story… this is Cadin’s Story

You can read more about Cadin at and send him an encouraging message to help him through this time.



There are several ways to we are giving to Cadin’s Story!

  • A portion of our proceeds will be going directly to the Byrd family.
  • Purchase a snack in our “Change for a Cause” section of our store and 100% of the profit will go to the Byrd family.
  • Purchase Cadin’s Story bracelets in the “Change for a Cause” section and 100% of that money will go directly to the Byrd family.