SMA Awareness Month Gift Set (BROOKE & BRIELLE)
Brooke and Brielle K. are an inspiration to us and everyone! They are two little first from Michigan, both born with Spinal Miscular Atrophy, (SMA).
SMA is caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1). In a healthy person, this gene produces a protein that is critical to the function of the nerves that control our muscles. Without it, those nerve cells cannot properly function and eventually die, leading to debilitating and often fatal muscle weakness.
SMA affects approximately 1 in 11,000 babies, and about 1 in every 50 Americans is a genetic carrier. SMA can affect any race or gender. Individuals with SMA have difficulty performing the basic functions of life, like breathing and swallowing. However, SMA does not affect a person’s ability to think, learn, and build relationships with others.
There’s great reason for hope.....
We have had the pleasure of meeting Brooke and Brielle many times, and have watched them grow and rise above all their challenges - always with big smiles on their faces.
We asked their amazing mom - Sarah - of Brooke and Brielle would like to design their own candles for SMA Awareness Month and they made them the same day! They both created their own labels and chose their own scents! We love them!
Check out their story at www.ICanAndIWill.com
100% of the proceeds (minus cost of shipping) will go to The Friends of Brooke and Brielle Organization - a fund set up for Brooke and Brielle’s medical needs that are not covered by insurance.
(These glass jars feature 5.5 fl. oz. of soy wax for a long-lasting, clean burn of more than 30 hours.)
BROOKE’S CANDLE: I CAN AND I… WILL!
Black Coconut: Rich, creamy, unique and inviting scent. The mixture of coconut, star anise, cedarwood and island blossoms transforms your space in a tropical way. Subtle yet refreshing and soothing.
NOTES: Coconut, Pineapple & Musky Cedarwood.
BRIELLE’S CANDLE: I WISH WE HAD S’MORE SUMMER!
Toasted Marshmallow: Just for fun, this candle smells like the yummy sweet smell of marshmallows roasting over a campfire! Nostalgic to say the least.
NOTES: Spice, Velvet Woods, Sugared Vanilla Bean, Musk & Golden Amber.
Sold as a set for $15.00