The Giddy Up Kids line was inspired by a little boy I met in Boston while wearing my sweatshirt. As it turned out, the words Giddy up were what prompted him to speak to me.
I explained to him that Giddy up was my motto, the words I say to motivate myself on days that I am sick, tired, don't want to deal with doctors or treatments but know that I must anyway.
After explaining this to him, I told him that all my friends wear these shirts too, to show their support for my fight to Kick Cancers Butt! He thought this was AWESOME!!
I asked him if he had anything he does to motivate him when he doesn't want to go to the drs and his reply was no and this made us both sad.
Knowing I had an extra t shirt in the car, I asked him if we were friends and he said yes. So I reminded him that all my friends wear these t shirts and that if he wanted one, it would be big, but I had one in the car. Of course he said yes.
Upon giving him his t shirt, he threw it on (it touched the floor) and jumped into my arms screaming Thank You! Giddy Up!!
This conversation with this little boy changed my entire day. It also made me aware that we did not have childrens t-shirts and sweatshirts. This is a problem!!
Here's the solution!!
While this campaign was started to assist with my treatment cost, it's become my goal to make sure that I always have kids shirts on hand.