You guys. This charity is awesome. Not only do you get a pretty awesome flower headband for yourself, you get to send a flower headband to a little girl that is battling cancer, and the site donates a dollar for every headband purchased to a child cancer research charity!
I found Headbands of Hope on Instagram @headbandsofhope and was immediately inspired, and the youtube video in their about section talks about how everything starts with a spark! Exactly how I feel about the power of hope. Just a little spark can have so much power.
You can find out a little bit more about the founder on her blog here:
Go buy a headband! Or two! http://www.headbandsofhope.com
I bought these:
“She has taught me to fight through everything…to always continue to have a smile on my face even when things go wrong.”
When I first saw a news feature on Adreian Payne and Lacey’s connection, my heart instantly warmed. I found this video and wanted to share it (not just because I’m a Spartan Fan and its March Madness, Go Green!). There are so many things that AP says in the video that I wanted to quote, but I really liked that he shared what she taught him. Not how it makes him feel, but what she contributed to his life. Not only does he give her some light and happiness while she’s battling a terrible, unforgiving disease, but she teaches him the power of a smile. Of kindness.
And they get to share that with us. Hope sparks hope. Who are you sharing your light with today?
I have good days and bad days, and my bad days are in now way comparable to Lacey’s good days I’m sure. It makes me think, when I’m feeling so terrible and pained, how do I act? Do I smile? Can I smile more? What are others taking away from this? Do people feel better when part ways, or worse?
I don’t want sympathy. I want understanding. I don’t want sadness. I want laughter and joy. I don’t want to be inhibited. I want to be inspired. I’m trying to make a more conscious effort to put this forth. Thank you, Lacey, for your story. You’re an inspiration to us all. I hope you continue to heal and battle and kick cancer to the curb.
Want to support Lacey? Follow her on twitter: @adorablelacey
email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to make a donation?:
P.O. Box 101
St. John’s, MI, 48879