Sometimes, despite how happy I am with how a piece of jewelry turns out....I simultaneously wish it didn’t have to exist at all. 🧡
When Amelia was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer in October, her family had just moved to our town. They hadn’t yet received benefits from their new jobs and, because their health insurance had lapsed in the interim, our local services refused to transport them to the children’s hospital. Fortunately, the Elk County EMS accepted; they drove 2 hours to pick up the Sharer family, transported them 2 more hours to Pittsburgh, offered Amelia stuffed animals, and declined any payment. 🧡
now strives to ensure other families are not faced with similar confusion and stress on top of an already earth-shattering diagnosis. Please visit their page to learn more about Amelia’s life, legacy, and the effect her butterfly wings will have in helping pediatric cancer patients and their families. 🦋🧡
I just have to share this-- I met Kaleen just a few months ago through our boys, who became close friends this year in 3rd grade. Shortly after we found out that Amelia was going to start hospice, Kaleen asked if she could send molds to take Amelia's fingerprints. I honestly wasn't familiar with what kind of work Kaleen did, but I accepted her offer wholeheartedly. Today she presented us with the jewelry she made from Amelia's prints. All of this she designed, crafted and fabricated herself. She even incorporated the feisty cat logo into the clasp of my necklace.
This is the most beautiful and perfect gift I could ever receive. Not only is the jewelry stunning, but to be able to carry around a little piece of Amelia forever is beyond amazing. I wish I could come up with more profound words but I'm overcome with emotions. I can't even begin to say thank you enough, Kaleen. Your talent, thoughtfulness, beauty, and kindness is such a gift; and I feel blessed to be given a part of it.
Please follow Kaleen and check out more of her artwork at @kaleenwolfedesigns