Money to research the cause, treatment and cure of their condition.
Broader awareness of their plight.
No, I’m not talking – for once – about kids like Thing 1 with juvenile myositis or the $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant people like you helped Cure JM win (I’ve thanked you for your help, right? Yes? Heck, thanks again!).
Today I’m talking about Smith Magenis Syndrome (SMS), a rare chromosomal disorder that can cause a host of physical and development issues. One child who has this is Littlest Buddy, son of Ryan from Pacing the Panic Room.
Earlier this year, I told you about Ryan’s effort to create an album of children’s music to benefit a charity that supports SMS.
Well, the guy done and did it.
On its August 30th release, Do Fun Stuff, a “kids' album for adults,” charted higher than Kidz
Belch Bop Vol. 13,287.
Higher than the soundtrack of
Ramp Cock Camp Rock 2.
Higher than Yo Frickin’ Gabba Gabba!
Folks – it debuted No. 1. Look:
You can read how he did it in this article he wrote for Fast Company.
The album has been bouncing around the Top 20 in the weeks since, still no small feat. (I almost said “Little Feat” and linked to one of their videos. Oops. Guess I did.)
So let’s all help him keep it there.
If you haven’t already, go buy Do Fun Stuff on iTunes (all the proceeds go to the PRISMS charity). If you don’t have kids, give it to someone who does. They’ll appreciate how greatly you’ve upgraded their ear-splitting collection of Barney and Raffi tunes.
If you can’t spare the $9.99, write about it on your blog or send a link to this post to someone else who might be able to help.
That’s all. Now, say “so long,” Littlest Buddy.
(All images courtesy of Ryan’s blog.)