We at Virtuous Prom usually don’t keep up with “trending” hashtags or with what’s going viral online (I’m honestly not sure how hashtags even got started or how they work!), but yesterday we happened along a new hashtag: #wearyellowforseth
For once it wasn’t a violent tragedy in the news or something about a celebrity. This trending hashtag is about a little boy in hospital who loves yellow.
Seth is five years old and was born with a condition that leaves him without a functioning immune system. He is currently in hospital awaiting his second bone marrow transplant. There is great hope that this operation will help Seth’s immune system jump start and help him lead a more normal, active and healthy life.
In the meantime, Seth is cooped up in a small isolation room. His parents and baby brother are allowed to visit as long as they are healthy, but there is very little to cheer Seth up as he awaits surgery.
On March 27, Seth has a small request from everyone around the globe:
We at Virtuous Prom are so excited to wear yellow on March 27 (including the puppies!) and hope you do as well.
In addition, 50% of proceeds from the sale of yellow dresses will indefinitely go to The Bubble Foundation. The Bubble Foundation helps fund research for conditions like Seth’s and helps support families like Seth’s. Without The Bubble Foundation Seth’s mum and baby brother would have to stay four hours away.
So often in this day and age it’s easy to feel powerless and defeated by all the sorrow and sadness in the world. This upcoming week, on March 27, it’s easy to make a big difference in this little boy’s life. On March 27, wear yellow – make a smile, make a difference, make joy. ❤