Bishop Boutique to hold a Smile for Miles shopping event for Edie Neumann (courtesy photo)

On Thursday, May 17, Bishop Boutique will be hosting a Smiles for Miles shopping event – 20% of all proceeds will be donated in honor of our sweet friend, Edie, who lost her battle with cancer last month.  Edie smiled with her whole body. We'd say she has "smiles for miles". She radiated happiness.

After an incredible first 14 months on earth – a time full of love and travel and Elmo and bubbles – Edie was diagnosed with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia. Edie was a fighter throughout her diagnosis, treatment and relapse, especially in her last chemo round. But cancer is cruel and heartless, and it doesn't care how hard you pray or how deeply you love.

On April 6, Edie passed away, but her fighting spirit lives on. The depth of our grief in her passing is the size of our great love for her, and while Edie only lived for 1 year, 8 months and 7 days, she was loved beyond measure.