Amie (second left) is shown near Tyler and Catelynn. Kail and Javi are in the back row.
The girls from the Teen Mom franchise have gotten a bad rap over the years. While some of the franchise’s stars have chosen to use the fame that the show has garnered them to promote less-than-positive activities, some of the girls are doing their best to make a difference. (It’s nice to write about the positive stuff every once in a while!)
Last weekend, Teen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra teamed up with Teen Mom 2 stars Kail Lowry and Javi Marroquin to put on a charity event that raised nearly $2,500 for a little girl battling a rare form of cancer.
The ‘Teen Mom’ crew teamed up with the charity organization The LinkFund to host a fan meet-and-greet event in Brighton, Michigan, on July 13. This was very close to the hometown of Amelie “Amie” Strzalkowski, a three-year-old that has been fighting a malignant Medulloblastoma brain tumor for years and is currently undergoing treatment to help her beat the disease. The event included activities put together by the organization Mom2Mom, as well as the fan meet-and-greet and signings of Kail’s book, Pride Over Pity. (All proceeds from that day’s books sales were donated to Amie.)
The event ended up raising almost $2,500, and was more successful than anyone expected!
“Way more people came than we all thought,” Kail told The Ashley in an exclusive interview after the event. “As much as it hurts my heart that Amie and her family have been going through this I feel so thankful to be able to do something like this to help her–and hopefully more families in the future–out.”