Actress visits the Crayola plant to acknowledge the way hand crayons are a lifeline to children with chronic illness and disabilities
Sofia’s mom embraces crayon and message that typifies her talent
Christina Applegate has used her 50th birthday to acknowledge her lifelong struggle with chronic illness in a moving message to children with disability.
The actress on Thursday visited the Crayola plant in her hometown of Philadelphia, who immediately provided her with a huge collection of crayons, which had been donated by the company.
Accompanied by her daughter, two-year-old Sadie – who has Down syndrome – Applegate tweeted: “This is how my children know how much I love them. So easy with crayons. Merry Birthday to ME!”
Christina Applegate (@TheRealApplegate) This is how my children know how much I love them. So easy with crayons. Merry Birthday to ME! pic.twitter.com/WylxPZjUtJ
Applegate, whose previous films include John Grisham’s A Time to Kill, thanked Crayola for notifying her of the generous gift before her birthday. She pointed out how crayons are a lifeline to children with chronic illness and disabilities.
Ace Braverman (@AceBraverman) #christinaapplegate celebrates her 50th birthday with a note to children with Down syndrome, showing we all love someone we’ve never met. She was gifted with #crayolane. pic.twitter.com/73RvjRjlNV
Crayola also organized a factory tour with the actress and their artists, an activity a little girl had fun with.
It’s likely Applegate received the crayons on her birthday because, according to reports, she and her husband tend to be kind to others. She also raises a teenage daughter with breast cancer.