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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  • Lad

    Chive, one of your best posts. Ever. :D Made my day to know this awesome kid was helped by Chivers!

  • SexyChemist

    i love the chive!

  • Coldzilla

    Love the Chivettes, the DAR , The DMA but THIS continuing story ranks head and shoulders above everything else. The Chive is an escape from the day – this is reality with a great story line.

    I hope one of the many things in the "special presents" John and Leo bring up here is a cape for the little man Sid ;-)

    Cheers Chive and Chivers – ya done well!

    • Paula_

      This is why I love the Chive! For realsies!
      Or did they steal this from Reddit too?

      – the one you love to hate

  • Jimbozo

    Awesome that she’s doing well.

    #7 find her please.

  • FoCoLivin

    Yay Lili!!! Have fun in school sweetie!

  • B2design

    This truly is the best site in the world. Chive On, Lili and Sid. You kids ROCK!!!

  • Paulie

    Rock on Lilli and TheChive!

  • Paulie

    I'd buy some Lilli T-shirts if there were any (hint hint)!

  • Danny Daly

    Great job once again to all my fellow Chivers who donated. This site doesn't ask much of us but when they do I'm proud to say we have gone above and beyond.
    And to Sid, keep being the most ass kickingest brother!! You make your parents and all the Chivers very proud!!

  • profoundgarage

    Sid is awesome. Chivers are awesome.

  • Donovan Colbert

    This makes me forgive The Chive for all the Bucky Larson tie-in bullshit I've had to put up with on the site for the past few weeks.

  • achooooo

    Murray, you will win Grand Slam one day: Nadal (Tennis)

  • Jack!!!!

    This is awesome! Keep going strong lilli!! Great job chivers!!!

  • SitVisVobiscum

    I always look forward to seeing updates on lilli and her family. I can't wait to see the room!

  • Logan

    that's the kind of story that'll run chills up and down your spine everytime you think about it.

  • red

    Made my day, A proud day for Chivers and a better life for Lilli!

  • Dude

    Well done chivers.

  • James Keogh

    Would it be slightly tasteless to get Lilli on a chive Te- and maybe help raise awareness of her condtion too?

    Plus we would have another chive Tee to try and buy lol

    Actually a pic with Lilli and her Sid might be even better- just thinking out loud.

  • matt

    God bless the Chive and the Chivers and especially the Chivettes.

  • zym

    I'm NOT crying….I've got chive in my eye….

    Love Lilli & Sid. Chive on!

  • matt

    Make sure to get her totally awesome big brother some totally awesome stuff for exuding total awesomeness!

  • SSpiro

    Absolutely amazing story, and everytime I read and see updates I nearly lose it. So happy to hear she had a great first day.

    Simply amazing. So proud to be part of this community.

    Sid – Keep up the good work, little man. You are and will always be your sisters hero.

  • Asif Akber

    Bless you, Lilli and bless you, Sid :)

    Chive On!

  • Geoff

    Absolutely Awesome, proud to be a Chiver and could help with every one else. Sid is THE MAN. Luv Ya Lilli!

  • Pani Booyah

    That is fantastic for Lillie, social interaction is a huge part of anyone's life and the fact that she appeared to play well with the other kids, not only helps lilly feel safe in a new environment; it gives her class mates the chance to learn about Lilly and others with her condition, which goes a long way to build an understanding as suppose to just ridicule. Sid is an amazing boy..hell is more of a man than most people you'll meet.

    I cannot wait to see lilly enjoying herself in her safe space room. All the best to the family!

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