My THRIVE T-Shirt Has Arrived!
People all over the world are receiving their THRIVE t-shirts that feature my brush script. The t-shirts are part of a fundraising effort for my friend Jennifer Lake to help ease the financial burden that she is facing after undergoing her third surgery in as little as ten months due to a condition that she has called Chiari Malformation. You can read more about Jen’s story on her gorgeous blog Sunlight and Air.
My THRIVE t-shirt arrived yesterday and I’m absolutely thrilled with the final product. The t-shirt itself is good quality and soft. The kids LOVE it so when we arrived home from school pick up we ordered another five (one extra one for me in blue!).
If you would like to help our Jen and order one of these THRIVE t-shirts visit the Tee Spring store. There are a number of different styles to choose from including Kids, Toddler and Baby Edition. Every single cent goes straight to Jen.
We have a number of different styles, colours and sizes for you guys to choose from including (from left to right) – Women’s edition, Regular (the one I’m wearing), Kids Edition, Toddlers Edition and a cute little Baby Edition. N.B: Jen there is not for sale. 😉
Supporters who have bought THRIVE t-shirts have begun receiving their t’s and have been posting photos of them wearing their new piece of clothing on instagram (#seehowithrive) and Facebook. KEEP POSTING YOUR PHOTOS PEOPLE! It’s been a thrill for both Jen and I to see pics of you all wearing these THRIVE t-shirts. Thank you to each and every one of you.
Here is some of Jen’s story | In 2015, I chose “thrive” as my intention for the year as 2014 had been about survival. When I set that intention, I didn’t realize the challenges I would be facing this year.
In July of 2014, I underwent ten hours of brain and spine surgery to correct a congenital condition called Chiari Malformation. While the surgery was not intended as a cure, for this incurable disease, we did not expect that I would get worse rather than better, nor that my medical bills would exceed $50,000. On April 17th, I learned that the surgery to my spine stretched my tethered spinal cord, causing irreversible damage to the nerves that control my bladder, and my legs. On May 19th, I am scheduled to undergo surgery in New York, to release my tethered cord. The surgery is not designed to improve the symptoms I live with daily, like unrelenting leg pain, but to ensure that I am able to walk in the future.
As a 23 year old graduate student, I do not have the resources I need to make this surgery happen. And so, to help me face those challenges bravely, Jodie of Polka Dot Creative has created this brush script design. All proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will be used to fund cross country travel, insurance deductibles, and the time off work needed to heal.
Follow my journey at www.jenniferlake.com.