A few days ago a website was started by a young girl named Kenzee Walker. The site is called Teens With Hope. Its a support group made by teens, for teens all across the globe. Her hope is that eventually the site will grow and become bigger and better, helping others, and saving lives. Kenzee would just go online, and type in common interests such as suicidal, suicide, self-harm, cutting, cutter, cut, etc. to find forums where she could offer her help. This was the beginning of her interest in creating the site.
She created an email, gave it to those in need, and spoke with over twenty plus people. 80% of the people that she spoke to were suicidal and self-harmed. Some of the teens were younger than me. It broke her heart and she knew something had to be done. So, with the help of a friend she set out to save lives.
As soon as she had time she began work on the site and got it up and running in within ten hours. The site isn’t perfected yet, but Kenzee is working to improve it everyday. Kenzee contacted our team at Reminderband to create wristbands to help her further her cause. Her courage and strength has inspired us and we have created custom wristbands for her cause.
The bands read: Smile. Because you’re alive. A mantra we believe everyone can appreciate.
Right now especially there are many great men and women fighting to keep this country free, and what better way to honor them then with silicone bracelets that will keep their memory close and help others to see, know and honor the incredible person in your life that is out there fighting for their country.
With our military wristbands and “Support Our Troops” wristbands you can choose any color and deboss any phrase or logo you would like that will best remember the troops closest to you. They are also great to send abroad with your loved one. This will give them a memory of home to help them through any hard times they may have.
We provide the absolute best in quality, using only 100% silicone rather than cheap rubber, so you will have silicone wristbands that will hold up to the harshest of circumstances. We also offer small or large quantities to meet any need you may have.
Our valued customer told us why they loved our bands for their troops.
“Reminderbands are a great way to show support for our troops. We purchased them when one of our police officers left for Iraq. We had his name and badge number put on them and sold them to relatives, employees, friends, etc. They were a huge success. Reminderbands was very prompt shipping our order and everything was received as ordered! We will use them again! “
On Friday April 26th at 9:40am a sweet little boy, Ryker Warner, earned his angel wings and went to his Heavenly Father.
Ryker Warner was born on May 7th to Jason and Rachel Warner. Diagnosed with Heterotaxy RAI (right atrial isomerism) with Asplenia and ventricular discordance at birth. It affects his heart and other organs. Ryker’s specific diagnosis is-
Heterotaxy RAI (right atrial isomerism) with Asplenia, Right Dominant AtrioVentrical Canal (AVC), Total Anomalous Pulmonary Vein Return (TAPVR), Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), Left-Sided Pulmonary Vein Stinosis (PVS), & Ventricular Discordance.
At the second of many doctor appointments Jason and Rachel were given the option to terminate the pregnancy. Doctors said their baby would not have quality of life. They instantly declined the option and continued with the pregnancy knowing their lives would be changed forever.
Ryker spent most of his almost year of life in the hospital, going outside only three times. At just two weeks old Ryker underwent the first of many open heart surgeries. His family strived to make the best of this time and stay positive; Rachel’s blog filled with God and light.
Rachel often called Ryker her “miracle boy”. Here is an excerpt from one of her first blog posts, “He is such an AMAZING miracle boy & continues to inspire & teach everyone around him!”
The Warner’s will be celebrating Ryker’s life at the South Mountain Community Church (14216 Bangerter Pkwy Draper, UT 84020) Saturday May 4th at 11 AM. There will be a viewing at the same location Friday May 3rd from 6-9 PM.
They are also looking for a Videographer that would be willing to donate time for Ryker’s Celebration of Life on Saturday May 4th. They would also love to find someone willing to do a live streaming of the event for all of those unable to attend. Please contact Jen at 801-554-1170 with any suggestions.
It is common for college students to roll out of messy twin beds and groan about class and the Ramen noodles they will probably eat that night. Before we groan we should realize that one in four girls in developing nations never gets a chance to go to school. Here at the Reminderband offices we found this astonishing and wanted to help. She’s The First is a not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world, helping them be the first in their families to graduate. In the process, She’s the First fosters leadership and self-awareness in young Americans, by inspiring them to lead creative fundraisers and correspond with sponsored students. Their efforts shape a rising generation of well-educated global leaders, future philanthropists, and cross-cultural communicators.
We have sponsored She’s The First with custom wristbands to promote their Social Media Camp; TYWLS Explorers 2012. At camp they are teaching girls of NYC to use social media to spread awareness, build support and “be the first” at anything they desire! For more information about the charity visit https://www.shesthefirst.org/ .