Jammie Day for Hayden returns this Wednesday!
The Foulon family is once again celebrating the memory of their courageous little girl by asking local residents to consider wearing “jammies” in honour of Hayden on the second anniversary of her passing.
After capturing the hearts of the local community and much of southwestern Ontario, including Mitch Marner, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays, seven-year-old Hayden Foulon passed away on October 20th, 2019 after a nearly life-long and inspiring battle with leukemia.
The London girl, whose father is originally from Wallaceburg, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was just 22 months old.
Hayden’s mother says the event and fundraiser for the Hayden Hope Fundraiser is a way to keep the memory of Hayden alive and well and to celebrate how she inspired so many over her short time.
Lindsay says the pyjama day concept is something that would bring a big smile to Hayden’s face.
“For so long, Hayden wore pyjamas day in and day out, doing treatments at the hospital. A lot of the kids at the hospitals are in their jammies all the time and a lot of those poor kids never feel seen,” adds Foulon. “They’re just kind of hidden away from the world, so we want to show support to the kids and we want to have the community all come together and let the kids see we’re wearing our jammies for you and while doing so, in memory of Hayden.”
The Foulon family is asking those who are able to consider a small $2 donation that will benefit Hayden’s Hope Foundation, as the Foulon family attempts to make a difference in the world of oncology.
Lindsay says her family continues to feel support from the Chatham-Kent area.
“The support that Wallaceburg and the Chatham-Kent area gave and gives to our family is something that we’ll never forget. It’s so overwhelming. All of the love that we felt from everybody and still feel to this day from everybody in the area. It’s incredible and it means so much to all of us.”