Kids like little Willow Gill are facing some frightening realities this holiday season.

Jon Gill was on the road for work when he had to call home and relay some bad news to his wife, Brittany, regarding a call he had just received. It was a call from their daughter’s doctor at Arkansas Children’s. Before he could get a word out, she says, she knew from the raw emotion in his voice what her husband was about to tell her was not good news.

"Our biggest fear was our child had cancer," Brittany says. "Now that fear was confirmed with a diagnosis of leukemia." 

Willow was just 2 years old.

After four years of hospital stays, chemotherapy treatments and clinic visits, Willow is on her way to a healthier tomorrow, but she needs regular follow-up care at Arkansas Children’s to be sure she stays healthy.

This is where you come in. Your generous support will provide expert pediatric care for Willow and kids like her at Arkansas Children’s.

Here are three ways you can help save children’s lives this holiday season:

1. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Auxiliary’s Holiday Card Project: Purchase holiday cards and other specialty items featuring one-of-a-kind artwork created by ACH patients. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holidays! To order, click here.

2. Miracle Ball Matching Fund Drive: In lieu of the traditional in-person gala, the ACH Auxiliary and Arkansas Children’s Foundation will host the Miracle Ball Matching Fund Drive happening now. Learn how you can participate by visiting MiracleBallGala.com.

3. Festival of Stars Toy & Donation Drive and Radiothon: This Arkansas Children’s event helps families create a holiday experience they may not otherwise be able to provide for their hospitalized children and his or her sibling(s). To learn more, click here.

Imagine what a difference you can make in the life of a child, like Willow, who desperately needs life-saving care.

Read about Willow's journey in the December issue of Soirée.