Fundraiser for Lejla

June 1, 2015

Booties for Lejla

Dear Friends and Family,

I am doing a fundraiser to help my friend Amanda’s little girl, Lejla, who was diagnosed at 18 months with a very rare and inoperable brain tumor, a Grade 3 Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a very aggressive tumor. Lejla has begun radiation, which she will receive for 2 months, to help reduce the size of the tumor. Lejla also requires a feeding tube to help try to keep her weight up. I have knit 11 pairs of booties to help with medical costs. I am selling 10 pairs with all proceeds going directly to Amanda and her family.

This first pair is for Amanda (and is not for sale). Gray is the color for brain cancer, and gold is the color for childhood cancer.

Booties for Lejla

The Details

I figured that almost everyone, at some point in their life, will need to buy a baby gift, and baby booties are supposed to be lucky. It can’t hurt to have a gift on hand. Each pair will come with a card with care instructions and fiber content.

Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon

Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry on low.

How to Buy

Send me an email at telling me which pair you want to buy, and we can arrange payment details.

Payment: I will accept checks, paypal, or if you are a Wells Fargo customer, you can send a transfer through Wells Fargo using my email address.

Delivery: I will deliver or ship to you free of charge within the US and Canada. I will ship as soon as payment is received.


I am asking $50 per pair. I realize the price for these may be too high for some people, but I am giving 100% of the proceeds to help my friend Amanda, Lejla, and her family. As many of you know, I do not sell my knitting. It takes 8 hours to knit one pair of booties. At $50 per pair, including materials, my rate would come to about $5/hr. for labor.

If the price is too high for you, but you still want to help Lejla, a bank account has been set up for donations at Wells Fargo. Just ask for the Lejla Bekric Benefit Fund, or you can drop off donations at the Maple Grove and Anoka Dunn Bros. Coffee Shop locations. If you want to send donations to me, I will also pass them on to the family.

Available Items – ALL HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD – THANK YOU!!!!

I will keep this updated as much as possible and will indicate when a pair has been sold.

Pair #1 (“Sorbet”) – SOLD

Pair #1

Pair #2 (“Rainbow”) – SOLD

Pair #2

Pair #3 (“Purple Rain”) – SOLD

Pair #3

Pair #4 (“Froggy”) – SOLD

Pair #4

Pair #5 (“Berries”) – SOLD

Pair #5

Pair #6 (“Moonlit”) – SOLD

Pair #6

Pair #7 (“Tiki”) – SOLD

Pair #7

Pair #8 (“Sorbet Encore”) – SOLD

Pair #8

(Pairs 9 and 10 have already been sold.)

Lejla is surrounded by a loving and supportive family, all of whom can use your help, support and prayers. Donations can help cover costs of treatments, groceries for the family, gas getting to and from the hospital, and any other needs the Bekric family has.

For more information on Lejla’s story, please visit her Caring Bridge website.

Thank you for your prayers and donations!



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