The awesome Lilli update (7 Photos)

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There are a lot of new Chivers out there so for those of you who don't know Lilli, she's a very special girl with a rare sensory disorder that the Chivers decided to help in a big way. Lilli Wilson has Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS), a disorder which, among other things, causes prolonged 'meltdowns' in which Lilli will try to inflict serious self-injury on herself.

We asked the Chivers to donate $17,000 to construct a special room-within-a-room for Lilli (story here). Safe Spaces in the UK would be in charge of customizing Lilli's room. But instead of raising 17K, the Chivers raised $34,000 in under 24 hours.

Safe Spaces has sent photos of their amazing crew hard at work making Lilli's safe space. It will be completed in a few weeks and flown to Sault Ste Marie in Canada for installation. Leo and I will be flying to the small town to help in whatever way we can as well as deliver some special presents for Lilli on behalf of all the Chivers.

In the meantime, Lilli had her first day of Kindergarden. Her kickass brother Sid is actually in the same classroom with Lilli and keeps a watchful eye on her all day. Lilli's mom Brandi said that Lilli had so much fun she didn't want to leave. The other kids in class have taken a shine to the special girl. Brandi said, "When I picked (Lilli) up, the class was outside. Lilli was playing in the sand with a group of kids! Made me so happy that she was actually playing with other kids, not by herself!! She was so happy."

Learn more about Safe Spaces here.

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  • Bill57

    The Chive is a blog the people make up the chive. Each of you who donate or pray for the family is the chive and the heroes of the Story I boiw to the peoples AWES0MNESS. CONGRATS PEOPLE for a job well done

    • Bill57

      Bow, damn typos

  • aschick41

    Whenever I begint to feel like I'm having a crummy day, Lilli's story always picks me up and reminds me of the ultimate kindness complete strangers can possess.

  • baconcheeseburger

    this is more proof that while people, for the most part, suck; Chivers are awesome.

  • Nanook

    Keep the updates coming. The Chive Rocks! Sid Rocks! Chivers Rock! #1

  • costa66

    Love it. Fantastic!

  • Anonymous

    Yay Lilly :)

  • Busternut

    Great story and what the Chivers did was amazing. No words can describe how awesome you guys are, You should all be proud.
    Here's hoping all the best for the future for Lilli and her super, super awesome brother Sid.

  • Nicholas Pompilio Paz

    :') proud to be a chiver

  • Eder St Cool

    CHIVEPIC… hmm… my failed attempt at saying CHIVE and EPIC

  • SheriffPablo

    Make sure to do a good old fashioned Queen Street Pub Crawl when you're in SSM.

  • jrod

    go lilli!!!!

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