ANN ARBOR, MI — A canceled wedding turned into a sweet treat for kids at CS Mott Children’s Hospital.
Charitable organization Allie’s Angels was approached by a family member who had recently canceled a wedding but was unable to cancel the cake, said board member Caroline Cibulas. Allie’s Angels arranged for the cake to be made into individually wrapped cupcakes on Thursday, June 17, for distribution to children in cancer care and other units.
Allie’s Angels was launched by the Cibulas family after the death of Allie Cibulas at age 5 from cancer. Caroline, who was then almost 4, is now 23 and works in the same unit where Allie was treated.
“It’s really about giving these kids a special experience,” Caroline said.
Sandy Cibulas, mother of both Caroline and Allie, said the charity was inspired by a “fairy spray” she made for Allie during her hospital stay.
“She took that with her, and it made such a difference,” Sandy said. “That fairy spray didn’t scare her.”
Allie’s Angels also has a “mini wish” program and hosts an annual children’s picnic at Beaumont Hospital, among other events such as makeovers and birthday parties. Allie’s Angels focuses on bringing joy to sick children in small ways, Sandy said.
“Little things make such a big difference,” she says.
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