As a mother, aunt and godmother, DeMellier founder Mireia Llusia-Lindh, struggles to come to terms with the endless void that the loss of a child creates. “Some of us are incredibly lucky to have been born or raised in countries where we get the best available medical care,” she says. “Millions of children don’t have the same luck and are dying from preventable diseases at a terrifying rate. Our permanent initiative ‘A Bag, A Life’ is very close to my heart and part of DeMellier’s DNA as much as our aim to create beautiful yet attainable products and to cherish all the smart and very special women around the world.” Via SOS Children’s Villages, the funds are administered in countries such as Somalia, where currently 1 in 6 children don’t live to see their 6th birthday. So far they’ve funded over 45,000 vaccines and treatments, with many more on the way; DeMellierLondon.com.
Nostalgia is in the air as we re-introduce you to a few Key Biscayne mothers we’ve profiled over the years to see what it was like raising their kids on the island now that they are all grown up.
When we first profiled Barbara & Tino Peña and their family 11 years ago in a wildly popular “Super Parents!” feature, their four children ranged in age from 10 months to 8 years old. Today, the parents are the wiser for it and their kids have grown up right before their very eyes.