I was introduced to Icing Smiles July 21, 2013. I will never forget the day I decided to volunteer as a Sugar Angel. But even better, I will never forget the December day that I was given my first call to action! Sweet Katerina had been through a number of surgeries and so much medical attention, and yet she was an absolute darling! She was all smiles and grins and giggles! Ofcourse I wanted to make her first birthday cake! Katerina wasn't expected to make it to her first birthday. She, like so many little tots in this program, was a baby who "failed to thrive". What a heartbreaking statement for any parent to receive. Katerina was a fighter though, and so was Mom! After open heart surgery, this little girl decided she was going to keep fighting and she continues to thrive and grow and becomes more and more beautiful each year. Help keep Icing Smiles thriving...and slaying the dragons of childhood illness. Not every story has a happy ending. Some of these young ladies and gents have terminal illness, cancers, and incurable diseases. Every single day, every journey, and every happy moment should be cherished. It's through donors like you that Icing Smiles is able to provide beautiful and fanciful cakes for these children, and their families. You can help by donating through this CrowdRise Fundraiser. And, every dollar you donate acts as a vote toward my cake as the BEST CAKE EVER! Let's make this dragon the BEST CAKE EVER!