Hallie Barnard is more than just an average 11-year-old. After beating a rare bone marrow disease and battling cancer, the artist and advocate is turning her attention to design.

Barnard recently designed a t-shirt exclusively for Target—and this limited-edition Cat & Jack tee is a must-have pick!

While most of us were still sliding and swinging on the playground at age six, Barnard was starting her own nonprofit, Hallie’s Heroes. Barnard’s nonprofit raises awareness for her rare disease, bone marrow screenings and bone marrow donor registration. Now that she’s 11, Barnard is making a national impact and taking her message to Target.

The artist/designer/advocate started her Target journey with her dad, a team member at the big red bullseye retailer. Last summer Target invited Barnard to its headquarters to meet with Pillowfort and Cat & Jack designers. During her visit, the 11-year-old’s artwork inspired the Target team and Barnard’s t-shirt was born!

So what inspires Barnard? On her love for design she says, “I’ve always loved art since I was little. Being in the hospital made my love for art grow, because it’s easy to get cabin fever there, but I don’t want to sit around and do nothing. I want to use my brain, and creating while I’m in the hospital gives me a sense of accomplishment.”

Target has pledged a $10,000 donation to Hallie’s Heroes this holiday season. To buy Barnard’s tee, visit target.com.

—Erica Loop

Photos: Courtesy of Target



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