Little Rosemary loves the homemade crackers her parents bake, though maybe not just for the reasons you’d expect. They are actually part of the strict keto diet (short for “ketogenic”) that ended her epileptic seizures.
István is sometimes known as Tiny Mister Fort Hood, a role he takes seriously. It was an important honor for this aspiring special needs model and actor, but also an opportunity to support a cause that’s important to him.
Justin is like every kiddo—he loves to play outdoors, camp, play soccer and baseball, invent things, and be creative. He also loves frogs, which might seem like just another thing he has in common with lots of 6-year-olds...except he’s taken that love and turned it into an idea that will do so much more!
How to describe Wesley? If you ask around the PLAE office you’ll hear many answers of “hello jello!”—his favorite greeting—and lots of stories from those Wesley has made smile, giggle, and roll with laughter. You might say he’s a sweet spirit, a hyper mischief-maker, and at the end of the day, just like any other kiddo.
When Shari and Brian Silver welcomed their son Justin into the world, they were over the moon, as any new parents would be. But as Justin grew, his development was delayed, and it was clear something was wrong. Doctors struggled with a diagnosis based on his behavior—similar to autism, but not quite. The diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome came only after a grand mal seizure at 4½, that Justin thankfully recovered from.
We first met Paula and her family through Instagram, following along with their active adventures there and on her blog FitFam6. We met up at our spring launch event and were especially struck by the curiosity and excitement of little Asher, their youngest son. Paula recently shared Asher’s journey with us and we were inspired to share their story and partner together through PLAE-it-forward.
One of our earliest PLAE-it-forward sign-ups came from Kathleen Halat, supporting a great local organization called Life Lab, a garden-based learning environment.
Some kids are obsessed with dinosaurs, others robots, or unicorns...but not six-year-old Evie. She’s got one thing on her mind—cheetah!—and for a very good reason. After seeing a tv show about the cheetahs' race against extinction, she became very worried "that all the cheetahs would be extinct before she grew up and was old enough to be a cheetah-protector and save them."
Giving back is a company value for PLAE, and with the PLAE-it-forward community program we're partnering with you to give back in more ways than ever before! PLAE-it-forward ambassadors are vetted and receive a unique checkout code to help a local organization/charity of their choice earn a yearly cash donation from PLAE.
Codes don't expire, so you can donate 10% of your purchase every time! Donate to a cause that has special meaning to you, support our monthly featured ambassadors, or choose a new code each time. Read on for a frequently updated list of donation codes:
Meet Emily, our newest ambassador! Emily's best friend, Ava has Cystic Fibrosis (CF), and Emily wanted to find a way to support her after learning there’s no known cure.