"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud."
This jewelry collection is meant to bring smiles...just like a rainbow.
40% of the profits of each piece sold and 100% of each donation made will be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand (ALSF) a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.
In June and July of 2017 we went through a health scare with our four year old daughter Olivia, aka Livvi. A painful lump on her leg seemed to have appeared overnight, to a point that she had trouble walking. After taking her to a couple doctors, x-rays and an ultrasound we were told by the Radiologist that she has a small tumor on her thigh. Her pediatrician called and advised us this was out of their realm of practice and they would need to refer us to a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon for a biopsy for further testing. A tumor...those words are not words any parent expects to hear or thinks they will hear. We told ourselves it would be okay, but as a parent your mind takes you to "that place", cancer, a word I could not say unless it was a fact.
From that day forward, after calls to numerous surgeons, reaching out to a few close friends and loads of prayers we got a referral and began our journey. First stop was to CHOP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, to figure out what was going on in our seemingly healthy, vibrant, vivacious little girl. We met with Oncology, Orthopaedics, she had to get an MRI, go for follow ups and after those results an ultrasound guided biopsy. My Livvi was going through things I could have never imagined. As a mom, my heart was breaking, I kept smiling, kept praying, kept telling myself it will be okay.
One week after the biopsy and exactly one month to the day the lump appeared, we got the BEST NEWS of our lives. We were told the tumor was benign and it WAS NOT CANCER. My heart was whole again.
The thought of MY BABY, a perfect human, beautiful human, incredible soul, this little person who I love with every fiber of my being, having cancer has changed me as a person. Forever. Next to losing my father this whole experience was one of the most life changing things we have been through. We caught a glimpse of what too many families go through, the pain they endure between testing, diagnosis and beyond, silent suffering, loneliness. Cancer is debilitating and heart wrenching but when it is a child...it's just not fair, the impact is devastating. There is so much I want to do to help children who are faced with cancer, their families and all involved. Giving back is something close to my heart, whether it's donating to charities and organizations or creating jewelry for someone else's cause. Now it's my turn to make a real difference.
Livvi was actually my "rainbow baby", she was the blessing after losing my first pregnancy. What I find funny is, she LOVES rainbows...on clothes, decor, jewelry, everywhere. One of her favorite things to do is paint and draw rainbows. Almost every day she colors a rainbow. She is literally the rainbow in my cloud. This is where the name Livvi's Rainbow comes from.
"The beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."
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