Live Sparkly – Lexi and Tiley

Live Sparkly – Lexi and Tiley


– [Lexi] Tiley is my
beautiful little daughter and she makes me laugh very much. She is super sweet. Get in.
– Okay. – [Lexi] She’s super funny. Every time I’m around her,
she just lights up the room. Playing at the park, hiking,
that’s what she likes to do and that’s what we like to do together. – Go to the dinosaur park. Go to the kid’s museum. I don’t know what else. – [Dawn] They are very close
and it’s been a two girl team for a very long time. – I can win. – [Dawn] It took a while to sink in. Everything happened really fast with Lexi. – So, probably four months
ago, is when I felt something and sure enough positive
for breast cancer. – [Dawn] That was enough of a shocker, based on her age and no family history and then a week later– – They wanted to be sure
that it wasn’t anywhere else, so then they scheduled me a PET scan and they came out with a wheelchair. – Within an hour and a half, we were in for emergency
surgery to stabilize her hip, because that’s where it had traveled to. – He kind of told me then, yeah, because it spread to your
bones, now, it’s incurable. Well, now I have three to five years and then eventually, yes,
this cancer will kill you. And I looked at my mom and my mom’s just like, she’s terrified. – It was so foreign. I mean, I don’t know, you raise your kids, you straighten their teeth
and clear up their acne, and you just figure you’re good, you know? – That’s when I thought, “Oh my goodness, I have a four-year old.” I was excited for her
to graduate high school and now I won’t see her make
it to junior high, most likely. – I remember. I remember. I love you, mom.
– I love you, baby. – [Lexi] When it was just breast cancer, when it was treatable, you know, I was just gonna tell her, “Hey, mommy’s gonna get really sick, “but then it’ll be better.” But now that it’s like this… I’m not sure how. – It has wings. – [Lexi] As it gets closer, I’m sure there’ll be a
right way or an easiest way, but maybe it is her age, a year older, maybe it’ll be a little
easier for her to grasp. I’ve planned on leaving stuff for her to read and look back on. Hey read this when you miss me. Read this when you’re happy. Read this after your first break-up. Even though I know, she’s
gonna have an amazing family to be with, just her mom advice. It’s a very different five year plan than I would have ever
imagined having to plan at 27. – My husband and I just say, “Well, okay, we gotta buckle down “and figure out what we’re gonna do “for the next little while, because “Tiley’s gonna need a lot to
hang onto at a young age.” – [Lexi] That’s when
our plans changed from chemo radiation treatments. Now it’s memories, you know, things that I wanted to
accomplish in my life, memories yet to create with
my daughter, so she has that, this is what I wanted to do with my mom and I got to do that. – [Josie] Lexi’s story
just really touched me, because she’s only a
few years older than me and I have a little girl
and I couldn’t imagine being in her same place. So, I felt like, if we could do something
fun for Lexi and Tiley, they could make a few
more memories together. – Oh, yeah, you do. – I want the robot pony. – [Lexi] A robot pony? (knocking on door) – [Woman] Hi.
– Hi. – Is Tiley home? – [Tiley] Yeah! – Okay, can we come in? – [Lexi] Yeah. – Hi. Good. How are you guys? (excited yell) (cheering) – Minnie mouse. (clapping) – Elsa dress. – I have a surprise. What are those? Those are big tickets. You, and your mommy, and your nonna get to meet Mickey Mouse
and go to Disneyland. – Here you go nonna.
– I can go? – Lexi. – Oh my goodness. – Hey, I can go, too. (laughter) – On behalf of our amazing
Origami Owl Community and our Live Sparkly Campaign, you were chosen as the
recipient this year, so we can bless your life with an amazing, memorable family vacation
and we are really proud. – Thank you so much. – [Josie] For us to be able to do something for somebody
else, it’s so meaningful. I love the company. I love their mission
to be a force for good. Every time we create a different locket, it’s somebody else’s story.

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