After being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in December 2011 I had fears of how I was going to survive financially during treatment. I realized for years I had watched the ones around me being Brave at very difficult times in their lives and taking chances to survive. Not only did they survive but they also helped others.
I decided to start Brave Boutique and donate 20 % of all monthly sales to various non profit organizations that help men, women and children or individuals who make their dreams come true or help them in times when Bravery is needed. I also wanted to help other artist like myself have a place to showcase and sell their art. I know many talented artist that I wanted to join together and have a strong sense of "family". I am beyond blessed to have such wonderful people in my life and I am grateful for each of them. Brave boutique is one of my greatest accomplishments. I am thankful we have such a wonderful boutique to share not only our products but also our stories, all while helping others.
A few examples of the non profits organizations we aim to help are: Meredith's miracles colon cancer foundation, who started their Foundation to help patients with financial need after her sister died of colon cancer in her 20's. Comfort zone camp, which mentors children after the death of a parent. Daughters for Dads, who started their Foundation to help cancer patients with financial needs after their own father died of Brain cancer. These are just a few examples of the organizations we will help. If you know of a foundation in need please send us information to Braveboutique@outlook.com about their organization and we will review it to see if we can help.