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A cake from a canceled wedding becomes cupcake treats at Mott Children’s Hospital

ANN ARBOR, MI — A canceled wedding turned into a sweet treat for children at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Charity organization Allie’s Angels was contacted by a relative who had recently canceled a wedding but couldn’t cancel the cake, board member Caroline Cibulas said. Allie’s Angels arranged for the cake to instead be made into individually wrapped cupcakes to distribute to children in oncology care and other units on Thursday, June 17.

Allie’s Angels was launched by the Cibulas family after the death of Allie Cibulas at age 5 from cancer. Caroline, who was nearly 4 at the time, is now 23 and works in the same ward in which Allie was treated.

“We’re really just all about giving these kids a special experience,” Caroline said.

Sandy Cibulas, mother of both Caroline and Allie, said the charity was inspired by a “fairy spray” she had made for Allie during her stay at the hospital.

“She took that with her, and it made such a difference,” Sandy said. “That fairy spray made her not scared.”

Allie’s Angels also runs a “mini-wish” program and hosts an annual picnic for children at Beaumont Hospital, in addition to other events, such as makeovers and birthday parties. Allie’s Angels focuses on bringing joy to ill children in small ways, Sandy said.

“Little things make such a big difference,” she said.

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