KINDNESS KICKOFF!

June 04, 2020

Join Lily on June 4th from 1pm-2pm MST as she kicks off the summer with kindness in a live webinar. Presented by the City of Loveland + Loveland Public Library in their quest to spread all kinds of kindness.

 

We all have a tale to tell!

hello from the other side!

June 03, 2020

We hope as this message finds its way to you, you are feeling safe and healthy. Our world looks very different now due to COVID-19. Our last updates were pre-pandemic and so much has changed. It feels as if we are greeting you, our friends, from a completely different space. Like you, we have had experiences we never could have imagined, and are continuing to adjust to this ever-changing place we live in. 

 

As a patient with a complex medical condition, you never know when new health challenges may develop. I can assure you that even during a global pandemic, Lily has handled her own new symptoms with incredible strength.

 

She IS brave. + the universe listens to brave.

CO Avalanche VS Montreal Canadiens = Be Kind Royals

March 21, 2020

Join us for a special game night on Saturday, March 21st, benefiting Quist Middle School @ the Pepsi Center! $10 of each ticket sold will benefit Rodger Quist Middle School + their BE KIND Project! Students at Quist Middle School will invest these funds into their community through a kind act they choose, along with their mentors and peers!
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100 Special Olympics Colorado schools to receive the book BE KIND, Silly this week

February 24, 2020

Students across Colorado will soon listen to Lily's story, BE KIND, Silly as a part of the Special Olympics Colorado Young Athletes Inclusion Program. Their 100 schools will receive a copy of the book and companion guide to use in their classrooms. 

Counselor + Educator Companion Guide for BE KIND, Silly is now available!

February 22, 2020

A 17-page activity guide designed for students pre-k - 5th grade to partner with the book BE KIND, Silly is now available! Request access to this document by emailing us at bekind@some1likeyou.com 

BE KIND, Silly featured in Story Monsters Ink Magazine

February 01, 2020

Eight-year-old Lily Allison knows how it feels to be bullied. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with a rare disease known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Since then, she’s been subjected to cruel taunts because of her disability. Rather than dwelling on her hurt feelings or lashing back at the bullies, Allison’s response has been to focus on making the world a better place by promoting a culture of kindness.

Lily + her book on the cover of the Loveland Herald Reporter

January 26, 2020

Loveland 9-year-old spreads kindness across the country through book...

Lily featured on the cover and inside Voya's 2020 Calendar

January 01, 2020

Voya is a financial services company helping pave the way for inclusion in America! Disability:IN Voya is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with special needs and disabilities — as well as their families, caregivers and other providers — through its Voya Cares® program.

BE KIND, Silly can be found in the Family Resource Center

December 14, 2019

The Family Resource Center at Children's Hospital Colorado now has BE KIND, Silly available for families. 

Santa Claus + Lily spend time reading BE KIND, Silly together this holiday season

December 05, 2019

Santa Claus said, "BE KIND, Silly: A Child’s Quest for a Kinder World written by Lily and Mikayla Allison. Lily is a Colorado Rare and my new friend. We had a wonderful time together. Great book."

BE KIND @ Childnren's Hospital Colorado

November 15, 2019

Today Lily delivered a bundle of kindness to the gastroenterology department at our local hospital!

Voya Financial Pledges to purhcase 1000 BE KIND Silly books

November 13, 2019

Beginning on World Kindness Day on Nov. 13, 2019, Voya Financial will match the next 1,000 purchases of BE KIND, Silly by purchasing 1,000 additional copies of the book that will be distributed to schools across the United States in 2020.

BE KIND + Children's Hospital Colorado Avalanche Game

November 09, 2019

Proceeds from this special BE KIND Avalanche game were donated to the TRUE Center for Gender Diversity at Children's Hospital Colorado! 

Filming a PSA for Children's Hospital Colorado

November 05, 2019

Today Lily filmed for a patient safety video for Children's Hospital Colorado. Lily shared her thoughts on safety monitoring and procedures for patients while they are in the hospital. 

Lily + Mandy in her lyrical video for This Time

October 07, 2019

The lyrical music video for Mandy Harvey's new song This Time filmed in Colorado

What's your Everest?

August 10, 2019

Voya Financial + S1LY Leaders hiked A-Basin alongside Mandy Harvey + Lily for the annual What's Your Everest Fundraiser for No Barriers 501c3 in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Hiking next to Lily is Erik Weihenmayer, an American athlete, adventurer, author, activist and motivational speaker, and the first person without eyes to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on May 25, 2001 For this feat, he was honored with a Time Magazine cover story. Erik is the co-founder of No Barriers. 

Lily meets her hero Mandy Harvey

September 02, 2019

Lily’s goal was “to be brave and sing like Mandy Harvey, who has my rare disease — and have a play date!”  Voya was able to make Lily’s surprise play date with Mandy a reality.

8 Year Old BE KIND Advocate has some exciting news to share!

August 23, 2019

BE KIND Youth Advocate Lily has some very special news to share- all while we captured a dream surprise of her own! Stay tuned!

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Rare Sisters Work to Persuade Researchers

August 09, 2019

Rare Sisters Lily Allison + Marianna Sommer work to persuade physicians at Seattle Children's Research Institute to include rare conditions into the research they are already doing. The young girls, aged 7 + 8, advocate on behalf of additional research being included in current research studies to help those with rare disorders. 

Beating Bullying With Kindness

May 10, 2019

A second-grade girl from Colorado has inspired a wave of kindness that has swept over a Williston elementary school.
Jim Olson was at Wilkinson Elementary as young Lily Allison inspired kids to fight bullying by being kind.

As we say hello to 2019,

January 01, 2019

we will be sure to schedule in some kindness! 

⭐️ Happy New Year! ⭐️

Welcome to S1LY Cyber Monday!

November 26, 2018

20% OFF BE KIND @ www.some1likeyou.com/shop

use code: CYBER20 all day long!

 

Every purchase helps connect families in health crises.

BE KIND Head Wraps are coming soon!

November 11, 2018

These lovelies are on their way to Bloom Kids Collection in Lafayette, Indiana! They are the most cuddly + warm head wraps ever. We will have them available on our Some 1 Like You site in 13 colors in both adult & youth sizing later this month for $22. A portion of the proceeds go to support our BE KIND Project.

Surpise Sale!

October 25, 2018

20% OFF our BE KIND Buffalo Check Cap 
(+ FREE SHIP!)

USE CODE: FLASH through 10/28 or while supplies last! 
All other caps 15% OFF with code: SUGARRUSH

Every purchase helps connect families in health crises.
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Every occasion calls for kindness. 💛🎃

October 22, 2018

Use code: SUGARRUSH to save 15% now through 10/31 & receive a FREE BE KIND Vinyl Decal! (+ FREE SHIP!)

Shop now to see our new BE KIND Collection!
https://www.some1likeyou.com/shop

Every purchase helps connect families in health crises.

7Everyday Hero: Colorado mom forms a health match making system

October 11, 2018

If you are facing a medical crisis or rare disease, there is a good chance you may also feel isolated. Like you are the only one going through it all. What if you could connect with someone facing the same hurdles, someone who truly understands what you're going through? 7Everyday Hero Makayla Allison allows you to do just that.

In a world where you can be anything... BE KIND. 🌎

October 05, 2018

According to our friends at StopBullying.Gov, "Kindness is one of the most significant contributors to positive school climate." In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month this October, we urge parents, school staff, and other adults in their communities to help kids prevent bullying by spreading the message to BE KIND.

🍁 Happy fall, y'all!

October 01, 2018

You can spread kindness this season by wearing a BE KIND necklace in rose, yellow or white gold, while helping connect families in health crises directly to each other. Simply tell us which metal you prefer in the facebook comments & react to the post to enter to win! 1 WINNER will be chosen @ 12pm MST on 10-4.

💛 Shop 15% off until Thursday with code: FALL18 
 

T+Cs: https://bit.ly/2P2P6bd

Spreading Kindness with Allstate

September 16, 2018

Thank you SO much to our partners at Jennifer Matthews: Allstate Insurance for sharing this weekend with us at Parker Oktoberfest 2018! We are blessed to have your incredible support to help spread our mission!! 💙😍

Through the sale of products that spread the universal message of hope to BE KIND, those in health crises are connected directly to each other.

Oktoberfest 2018 in Parker, CO!

September 14, 2018

Starting tonight at 6pm, you can find us all weekend long in Parker, CO at Oktoberfest 2018! All BE KIND Project Merchandise is 15% OFF. We have our new fall hats in stock online as well as at our BE KIND + Allstate Booth!

Online code for FREE SHIP + 15% OFF: BEKINDALL

Expect the unexpected... expect a surprise!

September 06, 2018

Our S1LY team meeting turned into much more than we expected this early September morning! Details coming soon! 😍

It's 'kind of' a big deal...

September 04, 2018

We know we're in good hands! 😍Our new partners at Allstate are just as excited as we are to support our mission to privately connect those with health conditions while spreading the universal message of hope to BE KIND!

Labor Day S1LY Sale!

September 01, 2018

Save 15% + FREE SHIPPING, sale ends 9/5
Use Promo Code: LABORDAY


- BE KIND hats
- BE KIND necklaces
- BE KIND white, vinyl decals

Proceeds from sales of our BE KIND Collection go to support the BE KIND Project. Thank you for your help!

NEW! BE KIND Decals

August 31, 2018

Looking for a practical way to spread hope? Check out our new BE KIND vinyl decals. Just $8.50 each this weekend!

USE CODE: LABORDAY until 9/5 

Purchase 4 Purpose!

August 01, 2018

We are SO excited to announce that our next item created to support our #BEKIND Project is now available for pre-sale! https://www.some1likeyou.com/shop  use code: P4P to save $5 & get free shipping!

'BE KIND' Project is making its way across the US!

July 28, 2018

We are very excited to announce that our new, special initiative called the 'BE KIND' Project is making its way across the US! This campaign, inspired by 7 year old Lily, was created to provide our partners at @rmhc_denver with a Lifetime Membership to Some 1 Like You L3C to one of their families each time a BE KIND necklace is sold. 
Help us share the universal message of hope. Coming this fall to a retail location near you! 
Available in Rose, Yellow or White Gold. 

Sisters Forever

July 27, 2018

Lily & Mariana are two rare friends with one big dream: to be sisters forever! These little cuties not only inspired their own mamas to found both Some 1 Like You L3C and Born a Hero 501c3, but their positive spirits continue to encourage others to be kind, brave and strong. Congrats girls on your covers this year for Global Genes!

Happy Monday from Orlando, FL!

July 23, 2018

Some 1 Like You Be Kind Ambassador, Sara Al-Bazali, is busy sharing her platform for her reign under the Miss America Organization today in our sunshine state. 🌞 

 

She believes that individuals have the right to connect with

someone like them without compromising their personal privacy in the process.

 

MAR Nationals 2018 is just 3 days (+ 12 hours + 12 minutes) away. 😍 Go Sara!

Say hello...

July 18, 2018

Say hello to the newest member of our S1LY team, Miss Colorado Pageant Outstanding Teen 2018, Sara Al-Bazali!

Sara will act as the Official Be Kind Ambassador for Some 1 Like You, in service as her platform during her year of reign for Miss America's Outstanding Teen System for 2018-2019.

Sara intends to use her talents to inspire a mantra of kindness and selflessness among youth and adults alike, while helping provide people the opportunity to directly affect change in the lives of others through the purchase of jewelry and apparel* with a positive message of hope.

Advocate & Connect

July 12, 2018

Our S1LY Team facilitated an incredible day program at the University of WY this week for the State of Wyoming Work Force Services and Vocational Rehabilitation. Alongside our partners Brian Johnson Photo, we connected Youth with Disabilities, ages 14-21, while giving them the tools they need to be successful in Advocacy and Disclosure, while focusing on their strengths to gain confidence to put their best foot forward for their future.

be kind, be silly, be brave

June 29, 2018

Happy Birthday, America! 🎉🇺🇸️

Celebrate with FREE SHIPPING & 20% OFF a BE KIND Necklace in rose, yellow or white gold. Your purchase will connect families at Ronald McDonald House Charities. Promo code: happy

Some 1 Like You Members, refresh* your data space at no charge, now through 7-5-18. Promo code: refresh 

*limited to first 25 members

20 Year Anniversary... Miss USA 1998

June 06, 2018

Miss USA 1998, you were a shining star on your TWENTY YEAR Anniversary at the Miss USA Competition! 👑🌠Shawnae Jebbia is an inspiration to all of those fighting health conditions! She does not allow her own hearing impairment to come in the way of following her dreams. Thank you for being our incredible Some 1 Like You Official Spokesperson and a guiding light in the lives of our team and S1LY members every day. 

The truth is... it's about more than soccer

June 04, 2018

Check out our Youth Advocate Lily's first season as a Baby Lady Pio in the film below. Thank you Denver Women's Soccer for recognizing Lily's positive drive and for sharing our Some 1 Like You mission!

20% OFF BE KIND SALE

May 23, 2018

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. 🌸 -Aesop

Get 20% OFF a BE KIND Necklace and help connect a family at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc. this holiday. FREE SHIPPING + 20% OFF CODE: HELLOSUNSHINE

Community Impact Award from Children's Hospital Colorado

May 18, 2018

S1LY Founder, Makayla Allison, receives Community Impact Award alongside her fellow board members of Colorado Rare 501c3 from Children’s Hospital Colorado. "We feel so blessed to be able to work together as a united voice for rare diseases in Colorado. Thank you to our friends, families and the entire rare disease community for your ongoing support as we work to make Colorado stronger."

Community Impact Award

May 18, 2018

S1LY Founder Makayla Allison, a Member of the Board of Directors of Colorado Rare 501c3 and a Member of the Family Advisory Council at Children's Hospital CO, along with her fellow board members, received the Community Impact Award from Children's Hospital Colorado for their outstanding representation of patient families both inside of CHCO as well as the greater Colorado community.

Spreading Kindness in Croatia

May 17, 2018

Our S1LY Community Ambassador Emma Burt is spreading kindness this week on the other side of the world! Today she is in Dubrovnik, Croatia!

Forever West

May 16, 2018

As vendors for Wyoming Vocational RehabilitationSome 1 Like You is delighted to be able to work directly with DVR Counselors and Staff to help privately connect individuals with disabilities as they seek to enter the workforce and maintain employment. Peer support is crucial to success!

BE KIND at Ronald McDonald House Charities

May 15, 2018

Our S1LY Youth Ambassador Lily is very excited to help privately connect families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc. through our BE KIND Project!

#WINITWEDNESDAY

May 15, 2018

To celebrate the launch of our new BE KIND Project with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc.​, we're giving you the chance to win a $50 BE KIND Necklace* and donating a Lifetime Some 1 Like You​ Membership to a family at RMHC because of you!

BE KIND is now available at The Grey House in Estes Park, CO

May 13, 2018

BE KIND is now available at The Grey House!

The 'BE KIND' Project is a special initiative created to provide a family at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc. with a Lifetime Membership to Some 1 Like You each time a BE KIND necklace is sold.

FREE 4 Day Camp for Students with Disabilities

May 10, 2018

Students with disabilities have a unique opportunity this summer to hone skills and prepare for college or a career at a summer program on the University of Wyoming Campus. The program, which will run from July 11-14, is a partnership with the Wyoming Vocational RehabilitationCareer Innovations & Some 1 Like You.

BE KIND Project with Ronald McDonald House Charities

May 09, 2018

We have developed a special initiative called the 'BE KIND' project to provide our partners at Ronald McDonald House Charities with a lifetime membership to Some 1 Like You to one of their families each time a BE KIND necklace is sold. Available in Rose, Yellow or White Gold.

Connect for Hope Project

May 01, 2018

When you have a rare or undiagnosed condition, finding someone who gets it is a game changer.

Introducing The Connect for Hope Project: Our new partnership with the Rare & Undiagnosed Network RUN.

National Month of Hope: April

April 01, 2018

Can we teach children to Be Kind? 

In honor of the first ever National Month of Hope this April, share in the comments below your favorite way to spread a little sunshine. 

Kindness is contagious and first begins with us.

CALIFORNIARARE

March 20, 2018

Now connecting Rare Disease Patients in California at no cost! https://www.some1likeyou.com/shop

PROMOCODE: CALIFORNIARARE

WYOMINGRARE

March 20, 2018

Now connecting Rare Disease Patients in Wyoming at no cost! https://www.some1likeyou.com/shop

PROMOCODE: WYOMINGRARE

S1LY is Freezin for a Reason for our friends at Special Olympics CO!

March 11, 2018

Come on out to see Some 1 Like You Spokesperson & former Miss USAShawnae Jebbia dive into freezing cold water at Elitch Gardens! She will be #freezinforareason! Help us make a difference for Special Olympics CO at the Polar Plunge!

Colorado Miss Amazing 2018

March 04, 2018

We couldn't be happier to sponsor this amazing program!

We are proud to sponsor CO Miss Amazing!

March 04, 2018

Some 1 Like You is proud to be a sponsor of Colorado Miss Amazing 2018! Join us March 4th to witness this amazing nonprofit empower girls and women with disabilities while helping them to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment.

FOX 31 Coverage of Rare Disease Day S1LY Youth Ambassador

March 01, 2018

DENVER -- According to Colorado Rare, one in 10 people living in the state has some sort of rare disease.

On Wednesday, a handful of parents and advocates brought their concerns of the needs of families battling rare diseases to the State Capitol. The star of the day was 7-year-old Lily, who is battling Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. 

Seven-year old Lily Speaks at the Colorado State Capitol

February 28, 2018

We are SO proud of our #S1LY Youth Ambassadors Lily Kate Spletzer & Cailee Crossley! They delivered speeches about their own experiences with rare disease on local Capitol Hill yesterday that were both inspirational and real.

Rare Disease Day @ Colorado State Capitol

February 28, 2018

You are invited to join Colorado Rare 501c(3), individuals with Rare Diseases, family members, advocates, physicians, legislators, and industry partners to call attention to the needs of those living with rare diseases in Colorado.

Seacrest STUDIOS at Children's Hospital

February 12, 2018

What a special way to spend an afternoon with our friends at Seacrest Studios and Children's Hospital!

RARE DAILY Global Genes Podcast Finding a Rare Friend

February 23, 2018

Makayla Allison’s daughter Lily was born with a rare genetic disease with many symptoms, complex challenges, and no diagnosis. As she grew older, one of the things she told her mother she wanted was to have friends like her, ones with the same health issues. That led Allison to create Someone 1 Like You, an online service that connects people with rare diseases with others with the same conditions. We spoke to Allison, founder and CEO of Some 1 Like You, about the genesis of the service, how it works, and why a diagnosis isn’t necessary to finding a connection.

Filming at Children's Hospital Colorado

February 04, 2018

So thankful for our #S1LY team today & everyday!

We spent the day filming with our Colorado Rarefamilies at Children’s Hospital Colorado to raise awareness for the complex needs of those fighting rare diseases. 

In My Heart at Children's Hospital Colorado

February 12, 2018

Join Colorado Rare 501c(3) and Former Miss USA (and rare disease patient) Shawnae Jebbia in the atrium at Children’s Hospital Colorado! She will be reading the book "In My Heart: A Book of Feelings", taking photos and visiting with patients to help raise awareness for the complex needs of those living with rare diseases. 

Some 1 Like You will be distributing donated #S1LY memberships to rare disease patients for our 1000 Colorado Rare Connection Project.Colorado Rare will be offering both support and a UNITED VOICE as we prepare with our community for Rare Disease Day at the Colorado State Capitol.

COLORADORARE

February 01, 2018

Someone you love may be fighting a #RareDisease, whether you realize it or not. In honor of #RareDiseaseDay, please share this video so that it can reach the 1 in 10 Coloradans who need it the most at no cost! 

 

PROMOCODE: COLORADORARE

Say hello to One Oak Photography

January 05, 2018

One Oak Photography is a sponsor of our 2018 Rare Disease Campaign! 

Soar on into the Pepsi Center to see the Avs!

January 04, 2018

Lily & Colorado Avalanche Ice Girls are representing 1 in 10 who have a Rare Disease at the Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center.

Special Film with Horizon Pharma & Global Genes

December 20, 2017

Six-year old Lily shares her story about her own Rare Disease Diagnosis and how Some 1 Like You has changed her life. hEDS doesn’t stop her from taking on the world. We recently followed Lily and her family at the Global Genes Rare Patient Advocacy Summit. Take a look at Lily’s extraordinary journey, and stay tuned for more inspirational videos from the Global Genes 2017 Summit. #RAREis Lily Some 1 Like You Makayla Allison

Thank you Mandy Harvey for supporting our mission!

December 22, 2017

Rare is more common than we think - 1 in 10 Coloradans have #RareDisease like Lily. Share to help find patients and connect them to Some 1 Like You, where they can be matched to other patients just like them!

We are excited & ready for the road ahead... Here we go!

December 13, 2017

Our hearts are SO full today. We are proud to announce that Some 1 Like You is now officially recognized as an L3C. This is an entity form available for charitable organizations with a social mission as their primary goal, rather than maximizing income. Essentially, an L3C is a hybrid of a for-profit and a nonprofit venture.

Giving Tuesday 2017

November 28, 2017

In honor of #givingTuesday, we encourage donations to the 501c(3) Colorado Rare which acts as a united voice for the over a half a million Coloradans with #raredisease
DONATE HERE: https://www.some1likeyou.com/news

#Tuesday only, you can sponsor a #S1LYmembership for half off! Your $25 purchase will sponsor a lifetime membership, & we will match that by also donating one to someone fighting#rare disease. https://www.some1likeyou.com/shop