On Friday, August 9, 2019, BalletBeautiful.com will donate half of all proceeds from its online sales to the medical treatment and care of Lou Sullivan, a six year old identical twin fighting the return of an extremely rare form of pediatric brain cancer.
Lou and his twin brother West are six months older than my eldest daughter, Lumina. They were born in New York City and their mother, Alexa, is a dear friend of mine and supporter of Ballet Beautiful. Lou was diagnosed with brain cancer as an infant and went on to spend four years cancer free. Although I have not had the chance to spend as much time as I would like with Lou and West over the last six years, Alexa has kept me up to date on the boys with photos and messages about Lou and his love for dance. Lou's family recently learned that his cancer has returned and he is back in chemo working closely with his team of doctors at the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU-Langone. They are fighting hard for Lou and we want to do the same! If there were ever a child destined to tap his way across Broadway, it is Lou!
Please help us to support Lou and his family. Whether you can make a purchase at BalletBeautiful.com on Friday August 9, a direct donation to Lou's Go Fund Me page, or simply help us share his story with family and friends to raise awareness, every gesture and donation, no matter the size, makes a difference.
With all our love and sincere thanks for your support!
Mary Helen and Lumina Belle ❤️