"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."

--Winston Churchill

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tumor Hater

This post is dedicated to one of my best friends in the whole world Kelly Sullivan. Kelly has been battling a disease called Neurofibromatosis since she was diagnosed with it at age 19. I know, it's a mouthful isn't it? Broken down, "neuro meaning nerve and "fibroma" meaning tumor basically sums up the disease that creates thousands of tumors in and on her nerves. These tumors often grow and can be incredibly painful. She has already had multiple surgeries to remove some of the most cumbersome ones, but they often grow back or are replaced with new tumors. Recently, Kelly has been taking action and has come up with the slogan, "Tumor Hater" which she is now in the process of trademarking. Already she has had tshirts and bracelets featuring the slogan made in different sizes and different colors for the bracelets. In the picture above I am rocking the black and gray bracelet. I have officially declared myself a tumor hater. Do I look like I want to kick some tumor butt?!

Here's a closer shot of the bracelets. I also own the tshirt that Kelly is wearing below.

This is Kelly being her best tumor hater and rocking her "Tumor Hater" tee which will be available to order along with the bracelets through Paypal on her blog Tumor-ey Side of Me by next week! She is selling the tshirts for $20 and the bracelets for $4 each. Be sure to check out her blog which gives a full detailed description of her illness and the story behind her diagnosis. Through her blog, Facebook group, and items for sale, Kelly wants to raise awareness on this complex disease also known as NF1. With her sales, Kelly hopes to raise enough to cover her medical bills which are through the roof. I'm so proud of her! Kelly has a future Tumor Hater website in the works but until then please check out her blog and become a tumor hater too!

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