The awesome Lilli update (7 Photos)

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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  • bigmikeskinsfan

    Sid is what every kid should be. He needs something special for all he does for his sister. How unselfish and amazing his attitude is. Thats a testimony to the parents right there! Chive on family and youll continue to be in my prayers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=758500343 Brandi Froggett Wilson

      Thank you so much, as a parent the best compliment you can ever receive is some one say you have great kids!!! Our life isn't always easy but I wouldn't change one moment of it!!! Chive on every one!!!

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Glad we could help! Chive On!
        Gotta love it when 100% of donations go to a good cause.

        Hugs,
        Paula
        – the one you love to hate

      • Matt

        Please, when you get a moment, give Sid a high five for me.

        • Bill57

          from me too

          • Baby_Robot

            Lets all get together and build the kid a high five giving machine
            seriously, an awesome little dude. Wish I was that selfless and responsible when I was a young'un

    • http://www.facebook.com/mattpeace Matthew Dj-Diesel Baron

      every time I read on of these updates and the post that follow it brings a tear to my eye knowing that even in the world we live in today complete strangers will go out of there way to make someone happy… Brandie you have an amazing family and did a hell of a job raising two awesome children Chive on and Prosper

    • http://twitter.com/scottotd @scottotd

      Sid is my hero

  • Marco

    #1, #3

    Just warms my heart. I think we should do this again soon!

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      Fortunately Chive does this from time to time and I love them for it, for realsies!

      Hugs,
      Paula
      – the one you love to hate

  • http://www.facebook.com/manuel.vanderbeke Manuel Van Der Beke

    Great!!! Proud to be a chiver!

  • Verbal_Kint

    Truly a heartwarming story. Well done , John.

  • Perry

    Sid is a rockstar

    #1

    • PeteJ_Norn_Iron

      a superstar!

    • Raunchy The 1st

      he does drugs, plays rock music, has volatile relationships with the people around him, and has difficulty coming to grips with the fame his celebrity has brought him? that can't be right…..

    • Howler

      Heck yeah he is! And Chive On to Lilli!

  • Dorian

    #7

    Awesome, also, she's cute

    • AnyoneForCoffee

      Oh yes!

    • NO.

      Is it inappropriate to say FIND HER, given the circumstance?

      Also, Sid needs a BAMF wallet.

    • theMorgue77

      FIND HER!!!

  • medtxpack

    feels good to sign on and see good news rather than the usual. Chive on!

  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

    My day just got a bit brighter! Chive on Lily!

  • jimbo

    I will not cry at work, I will not cry at work

    • Irishstephen

      I did – it's all good. It just shows you have a heart in there.
      God, that sounds gay…
      But I don't care. She's a good kid and I was proud to see Chivers step up to the plate.

  • born2chive

    #7 MOAR…!

  • ss396maxx

    In this day and age of instant news and it seems that 99% of that news is negative (about a war, some murder, down economy, higher taxes, unemployed people struggling) it’s so nice to see such a heartwarming story and all the good in people. CHIVE ON little Lily ….. CHIVE ON!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ChiverMeTimbers

    I know Pirates ARRRR not supposed to cry…but this Lily story makes me Well up. It makes me proud to be a Chiver!

  • Mike WIllwerth

    Long live the Chive!

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=831005443 Randy Angsten

    So awesome!!! The power of theChive!!!

  • B.I.

    No matter how much I try to hate this site, sorry guys, you rarely "find her", and I am not a big fan of FLBP, but as much as I try, crap like this keeps me coming here. I hate you guys, I hate that I cried and sent money, and I hate that Sid has more awesome in his pinkie finger than I have in my big ass body. Ugh. Well done.

    • Irishstephen

      I want to hate this post, but, somehow, I guess I don't…

      • B.I.

        I wanted to be angry all day dammit. It's just one of those days where nothing is going right and I was going to bitch about my life sucking. It doesn't, but I was going to anyway. Then I see this, and well, Keep calm and Chive on. Sigh.

        • Irishstephen

          Somedays are like ice-skating uphill man. You get a little further and fall all the way back down. Still, after the day is over, get a beer, get your relax on and Chive on bro. Chin up then.

  • Shawn

    Great to see that this turned out so well. Proud to be a chiver and could help in some small way.

  • PeteJ_Norn_Iron

    This was an awesome effort from everyone who donated, CHIVE ON! from Belfast!

  • Major_Rocker

    Report this comment for a violation

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  • James Cameron

    Fuck off you prick. Not the place or time asshole.

  • indifference

    Trying to advertise your shit on a post dedicated to an ill child… and mentioning Justin Beiber in the same foul swoop. Lower pants, take dick, shove up own arse and kindly gtfo.

  • ACN blows

    Spamming the comment section of this particular story……douche.

    • The_Dood

      Sounds like we need to start trolling their site with links to porn…

      • Average Chiver

        Yeah! Let's get right on that…tomorrow….or next week…..

  • Irishstephen

    Almost done Lilli – hang in there babygirl… We got you…. Have fun at school!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=32101750 Marc D'Annunzio

    I have been chiving for a long time now, and this still gives me goosebumps every time! This is an absolute amazing story, an amazing community, and best part of all, the chive just spreads smiles every day. Chive on, and god bless sid and lilli, you guys are awesome!

  • TheTruth

    On a serious note for once…

    This may not be a realistic expectation, but perhaps the powers that be who run the chive and the chive community could "sponsor" a few different instances like this per year. I don't know about the rest of you, but I generally feel pretty good helping out those in need.

    Rock on Sid, keep being a good big brother. Let's hope that every day for Lilli is as good if not better than her first at Kindergarten.

    ~TheTruth

    • The_Dood

      I love the way even you trolls come out and show your compassion on these posts.
      Makes me proud to be a Chiver.

      • TheTruth

        If you consider "giving my honest opinion despite what the peanut-gallery might make of it via some petulant display of baseless popularity/criticism akin to the bullshit that goes on in your average high-school" then yes, I am a troll.

        • The_Dood

          Is that why you prefaced it with "On a serious note for once…"?

  • Grodon

    Proud to be a Chiver! Tell me John, chive meet up in the Sault?!?!??!?!
    Only 3 hours away from here, would be all over it!

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