Little Blessings Cakes and More

by Rebecca Bourassa
(New Milford PA)

This Cake Was Donated To Jaylay Who Was Born With Krabbes Disease. She Passed  A Few Short Months Later

This Cake Was Donated To Jaylay Who Was Born With Krabbes Disease. She Passed A Few Short Months Later

This Cake Was Donated To Jaylay Who Was Born With Krabbes Disease. She Passed  A Few Short Months Later
This Was For A Little Boy Who Loved Sponge Bob
This is Christopher. He Has Lissencephaly
This Cake Was To Honor Children Who Passed With Krabbes Disease

My name is Rebecca and I am from a small town in PA.


My husband and I lost our son on Feb 1, 03 .... He was just 9months old. My heart was broken and I wasn't sure I could pick up all the pieces and carry on without him.

My son died from a rare disease called Krabbes disease, it's so rare because both parents have to carry a defective gene and pass it to the child. There is a 25% chance every time we have a child. Shortly after his passing I found out we were expecting again. I was devastated to learn at 12 weeks that this baby too would be born with Krabbes.

I Believe in Miracles


So many emotions went through me. Why? How? it can't be .. And then a phone call came that changed my life. A Dr called and said "Mrs Bourassa, we have your appointment made for your abortion." I must say to hear those words made it all sink in. I held it together and said "do you believe in miracles? I do and you will have to cancel that appointment because no matter what I have been blessed with this child for a reason."

My son Joshua had a cord blood transplant at birth and was the 9th baby to have it done at Duke University in NC.

The Power Of A Smile


The first year we spent at the hospital, I saw so much pain and suffering in so many children, yet there was something about all of them. It was Their smile. As ill as some of those kids were they never complained, they never bullied one another, they never sat there feeling sorry for themselves , they lived and battled whatever disease they had with a smile to the very end.

I learned so much from all these children and they all blessed me in a way I can't even explain. Was it tough? Yes. I knew what some of those parents felt and to lose a child is honestly the worst feeling any parent could ever feel and it never goes away.

The Healing Power Of Baking Cakes


Instead of sitting home feeling bad for losing a son, having a son that needs around the clock care, and not knowing what tomorrow would bring, I trusted in God and started doing something I enjoyed .. I started baking cakes ..

My heart was for children, and going through what I have been through just with my 2 boys, I knew I could put all my sorrow, my tears, and all my joy into creating a cake for a critically ill child. The cakes would not cure them but for that moment it would let them forget about what illness they had. To see a child's face light up over a cake is one of the greatest blessings for me.

I have people that have heard my story come to me and say "I am so sorry" ...my reply is, "don't be sorry for me I am forever changed and blessed because I was chosen to be their mommy."

When I make a cake, and I know what it is for, it fills my heart with so much joy and happiness. Even when I see the imperfections on it. The child never see's that it is not perfect. They light up a room with their smile and for that few minutes the illness is forgotten. I can say I made a difference in a child's life today and they continue to make a difference in mine ..

My Dream


My dream is to have a small shop called Little Blessings Cakes and More where handicapped children can come and know that they are loved. They will see how much of a difference they can make in this world and that it's the little blessings that make the biggest difference.

Until that day I will continue to bake and make cakes for some of the greatest kids on this earth just to see their smiles.

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Dec 30, 2015
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So amazing!
by: Anonymous

I don't know her personally, but this story has made me see good in the world, and good in people.. it's so heart warming to know kindness still exist. My vote is for her!!

Dec 29, 2015
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i vote for Becky
by: April

I vote for u Becky

Mar 04, 2015
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God's gift to all who are blessed to know her!
by: Anonymous

Rebecca is so generous with her time and smiles! She is so busy, yet spends time baking beautiful, detailed cakes to give away. She is amazingly strong for her family, and as a result Josh has always been one strong, determined little boy with a zest for life. I hope she is able to realize some of her own dreams because she has done so much for other people.

Feb 25, 2015
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love hurts
by: linda bailey

What a special thing. I also lost a child. Nothing worse then that. It almost did me in.

Feb 25, 2015
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Delicious Cakes!!!
by: Becky D

Becky's cake are delicious!!! I know her as a person and cannot think of a more deserving person!!!

Feb 25, 2015
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Gifts for God's Gifts
by: Leilani

Rebecca I have seen so many of your beautiful creations. Knowing the inspiration and purpose behind them is heart warming. God has given you an amazing gift. I am believing God will give you the bakery to continue his work. May God continue to strengthen you and bless you richly!

Feb 25, 2015
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awesome
by: dad

I'm very proud of you my daughter. You are an awesome mom and a great daughter. It gives me great pleasure to take pride in the work you do with your cakes. You are so talented and humble. your greatest pay is putting smiles on kids faces. You are the best. I love you Becky. Love Dad

Feb 25, 2015
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Inspiration
by: Anonymous

Wow I am blown away. What a touching story. I had to read it 3 times. It made me think a lot. Your story has touched my heart. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you and your dream.

Feb 25, 2015
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You deserve it!
by: Anonymous

You deserve it and I hope you are able to open up Little Blessings Cakes and More very soon!! Two of my brothers were born with Krabbe Disease. One passed away a month after his first birthday 26 years ago and my other brother is 18! Continue to bake those awesome cakes!!

Feb 24, 2015
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I vote for you
by: Rachael

You have my vote!

Feb 24, 2015
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Sweet Becky!
by: Dee Ford

Becky, you are so sweet, kind, generous, loving and I am so honored to have met you! So thankful for all the Lord has done in your life and through you and I am so blessed by you and your family!!! Love you all!!! And girllllllllll can you bake! :-) Yum yum!!

Feb 24, 2015
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I'm voting for a dear sweet person
by: Tanya

I am voting for Rebecca Bourassa because she is a sweet and caring person that deserves this. She does a wonderful job on all the cakes that she does and she will do wonderful in this. She has a big heart and I know that she would make kids and adults feel wonderful an will please them.

Feb 24, 2015
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sweet as sugar
by: Dawn Daniel

You have always been as sweet as sugar, no wonder you became a baker. I love seeing your pictures of the cakes, and I bet they taste better than they look and they all look amazing! I hope your dream comes true, you are such a blessing..

Ps..next time you come to S.C bring me a piece of cake please...Lol Love ya!

Feb 24, 2015
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Becky & her Cakes
by: Heather

What a strong woman you are!!! You are so sweet & so loving. You are one of the strongest women I know. Your personality is amazing. Your cakes not only bring a sparkle to the kids eyes but to the parents eyes too. You make amazing cakes!! and they taste amazing!!!! I hope all your dreams & wishes come true. You truly deserve it!!!!!

Feb 19, 2015
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Beautiful
by: Phil M

Beautiful idea and beautiful cakes. I love seeing photos of the cakes on Facebook. You are certainly talented and a blessing to many.

Feb 19, 2015
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Bravo and Blessings to you Rebecca!
by: Dolores

You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story!

Feb 19, 2015
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She deserves this!
by: Rachel

Becky is the most kind hearted unselfish person I have ever known. She's always doing for everyone else giving what she doesn't have and smiling the whole time! If anyone deserves anything it's her! She gives without getting and always is looking for more to do. Not only is she a great mom but she's a great person! Anyone who knows her or has had a conversation with her is truly blessed!!

Feb 18, 2015
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Wow!!!
by: Malyssa

Wow!! What a heart breaking story!! And a lovely one at the same time! You are an amazing strong woman!! I wish I could have half the strength you do!! My goodness!! May all your dreams and blessings come true!! Don't ever forget how fantastic you are!

Feb 18, 2015
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Little Blessings Cakes and More
by: Anonymous

Rebecca is a Beautiful Person and a Wonderful mom. She makes the most beautiful cakes. Please make her dreams come true.

Feb 18, 2015
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Blessed
by: Lisa wojtkowski

BECKY! HOW COULD I EVER PUT IN WORDS ABOUT BECKY. SHE IS TALENTED. Becky is a wonderful moth er, who gives all that she has to them. She is a good wife that cares and supports her husband. Friend, she is one of my best friends. No matt er what she is always there no matter what! We share everything together. Neighbor, wow when she has everyone has. Daughter i could not ask for more. I am so proud of the women she has become. you Go above and beyond with honor and respect. Even in aisle 3 clean up haha . Community you care and do all you can then always ask " did i do enough". Talented oh my goodness you do what others do and more without machines and extra help. You make them make people smile. I am amazed everytime you do your stuff. Well i guess to sum this up anyone who knows you they are blessed, any organization that is considering you would be blessed to have you. And Becks seriously YOU ARE THE ONE AND TRUE CAKE BOSS.

Feb 18, 2015
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Beautiful
by: Melissa

Does beautiful work on cakes with a beautiful heart to go along with her talent :) she's full of love and her cakes are full of yummy!!

Feb 18, 2015
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A Blessing to so many
by: Anonymous

Rebecca is the most kind, caring, loving, giving person on the face of this earth. If you could see her with her son Josh who needs round the clock care, never complaining ever...she inspires me. Her children are her whole world. She is such a blessing to so many people. And I am fortunate to know her and call her my dear friend.

Feb 18, 2015
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You are a blessing to all who know you
by: Jackie

I have known you since you were a little girl but I did not know that you had two sons with Krabbes. I do know that you have a heart filled with so much love that it shines through to your smile and kindness that blesses all who meet you.

Feb 18, 2015
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Amazing woman
by: Kristal a

God bless u along this road.
You are amazing. Hope your dream comes true for you and the kids you bless.
Love Kristal, family & angel Katelynn

Feb 18, 2015
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Beautiful!
by: Beth

This is beautiful!!

xoxo

Beth and Eden

Feb 18, 2015
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amazing
by: crystal

This story is amazing. All I can say is keep baking. Your cakes are awesome also.♡

Feb 18, 2015
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Wonderful ,Beautiful Talented Lady
by: Anonymous

Please help Becky get her shop. She is so talented with her cakes and so loving with her son Josh, she deserves some happiness for a change.After reading her story, we should certainly count our BLESSINGS, and help her get her shop to continue blessing these children.

Feb 18, 2015
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amazing
by: Vicki Pizzullo

amazing mother! Have endure such pain but still make time to make beautiful cakes :)

Feb 18, 2015
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Good luck!
by: Judy

Thank you Rebecca for sharing your story and your love for baking and decorating cakes! I hope your dreams come true.

Feb 18, 2015
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

I absolutely loved this story Wow is all I can say. You touched my heart blessings to you and your family I need a tissue

Feb 18, 2015
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Little Blessings Cakes
by: Anonymous

Rebbeca is a Beautiful Person and a wonderful mom. She creates the most beautiful cakes with love & care.Please make Rebecca's dream come true

Feb 18, 2015
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Awesome
by: Kelly Brown

I pray your dreams come true. What a blessing you bring to others through a God-given talent.

Feb 18, 2015
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Thank you!
by: Natasha

What a beautiful idea! I can picture Little Blessings Cake Shop perfectly in my mind. Thank you for wanting to make a difference through your talent.

Feb 18, 2015
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Inspiration
by: Christina

Rebecca is an inspiration through heartache!

Feb 18, 2015
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What an amazing person!
by: Tami Sherwood

What a story! I have been blessed to be able to meet this amazing girl and have heard her story first hand. I have never met anyone as selfless as she is. She has changed my whole outlook on life. Not only is she an amazing person, she has such a wonderful spirit and a great outlook on life despite all of her trials and tribulations. She truly is an inspiration to me! Not only is she a super person, she has a talent for baking cakes! I have seen some of them and even had the chance to do a tasting! This girl is amazing and she has been a blessing to me!

Feb 18, 2015
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Amazing person!!!
by: Sameerah

I recently met Becky and her daughter when we traveled to South America with our school this past year and on the whole trip they were very kind, she just made a cake for my birthday and drove 3-4 hours to get it to me!! I'm so happy to have met them her daughter and I plan to stay in touch and its so nice to have a genuine friend. Becky really deserves to have this shop and the cakes are fantastic!!!😊😊😊😘❤ ❤ ❤

Feb 18, 2015
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Wonderful Human Being
by: Kathia Marvin

I have personally known Becky for quite a few years now, and I am lucky to have met her son Joshua. He's an inspirational, sweet, smart, and handsome little boy. Becky has also made my children cakes for their birthdays, and she goes above and beyond. Her cakes are beautiful and made with caring and all the love she is capable of. I feel very fortunate to count Becky among my friends. Becky, you deserve for your dream to come true, not only because you are talented, but because your dream is to bring happiness to others. I admire you so much.

Feb 18, 2015
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amazing story
by: Anonymous

This story is amazing. You are a very strong woman and I have a ton of respect for you. I hope your dream comes true.

Feb 18, 2015
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what a story
by: santanic

What a story.I shed tears reading it.
I hope you Will open your cake Shop in order to Light up the days of those children.
May the Lord bless you.

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