One of my very dearest friend's sister was recently diagnosed with cancer. What a nasty disease it is. She's just started chemo and has been out of work since January. It's hard to know what to do in a situation like this. and so I began to pray for something I could do to help out. I had just made an adjustable bracelet from a kit I had ordered from UnkamenSupplies and loved the concept. Then inspiration hit! We live in a small, rural community that is known for their generous and giving hearts. There's rarely a weekend where there isn't a fundraiser of some kind being held for someone in need and people rally around those needing help. I've eaten my fair share of BBQ and chicken dinners to aid various causes, so figured something more tangible would also be well received. After messaging Ralph for permission, which he graciously granted, the Journey with Gina bracelet was born. She's a die hard Miami Dolphins fan so there had to be a dolphin and a tribute to one of the team colors. I worked with her sister to choose the other charms and the colors are a few of her favorites.
I had prayed that we could sell at least 50- and thought that was thinking big. But my,oh my! I'm on my third re-order of supplies and we're close, if not over, the 100 sales mark. I'm going to post this in my Etsy store as soon as I get caught up with orders- not sure when that will be as they keep coming in. It comes with a card that contains a Bible verse chosen specifically for her, and a thank you for choosing to go on this journey with her.
So here's a shout out to this wonderful community of Okeechobee- the small town with a very big heart!!! If you're interested in ordering one of these bracelets, you can leave a comment on the blog below and once I catch up on the orders already placed, we'll send you one (s/h $2.50 each).
The response and support for Gina sure added a huge dash of joy and splash of grace to my day- and hers!