Let’s be honest, shopping is FUN. Swiping that little piece of plastic or handing over those crisp bills in return for that darling pair of earrings you’ve had your eye on can be exhilarating. But… what if you could make a difference, help fight a disease or support a cause while doing just that? Would you do it?
OF COURSE YOU WOULD.
So let me introduce you to my friends at Bravelets. With Bravelets you can buy cute, timeless jewelry and with each item purchased $10 is donated to the cause of your choice. It’s a win-win scenario!
Bravelets is very special to me. With their help, I’ve made multiple donations and support Melanoma awareness (a cancer very close to my heart) and I’ve successfully put together a fundraiser for my grandmother who is living with Parkinson’s Disease.
With these “Be Brave” earrings I chose Cystic Fibrosis. If you don’t know what Cystic Fibrosis is, you’re not alone. I had never heard of it either, that is, until August 25, 2014.
That was the day I learned that my best friend’s sweet baby boy, Roman, had been diagnosed with this horrible disease.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disease that causes a buildup of mucus in the lungs and other organs, trapping bacteria. This leads to infections, organ damage, limiting and ultimately ending the ability to breath. This disease is rough. Roman is only 14 months old and has already been through so much. From sickness after sickness, hospital stays and his therapy that he has to do multiple times a day- this little guy is a trooper.
This kid is special.
Watching this little baby sit calmly while strangers in doctors’ masks poke and prod him with needles is an incredibly humbling sight. He lives with this disease every day, and he’ll live with it until it stops him. That is, if we let it. I have faith that one day there will be a cure, and I have faith that Roman can and will live a long, happy life. This makes awareness and donating SO important, and the fact that Bravelets willingly does this is incredible.
This little boy can barely walk and he’s ALREADY one of my biggest inspirations.
To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and how you can help, visit www.cff.org.
And to show Roman, a friend or a loved one your support, visit www.bravelets.com and make a purchase for a cause close to your heart. <3