I already briefly mentioned that my friend/boss Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer. She's been blogging about it fairly candidly here, if you want to take a look.
It's crazy, just hearing the decisions having to be made so quickly when something like this comes up is stressful. I can't imagine the world of anxiety Sarah and Gerry (her husband) are going through. It's seriously a whirlwind of meeting with doctors, then surgeons, then making an appointment to have a body part removed, not knowing if that will even stop the cancer for sure. All in a couple weeks. Can you imagine?
Seeing this post...her cleavage photoshoot...really hit home for me. Next week she will not have two breasts. Of course it's the right decision but it's a huge deal!
So why am I writing about someone else's private affairs? Well because of the impending surgery, Sarah has to close down her store for a few weeks while she recovers. Luckily her landlords are okay with this (I guess a lot of business landlords would be less than understanding) but still, that's two weeks of a small business having to close.
She's keeping her online store open 24/7 until Saturday. As she says in her blog:
Everyone keeps asking me what they can do to help?
It sounds crass but #1 thing you can do is buy something
from Sarah’s Place. Either in person or online
at store.govegan.net. I gotta pay my bills and closing for 2 weeks
off is going to hurt so if you feel like helping … buy something.
So if you find some extra bucks in your bank account in the next few days, have a vegan friend who has a birthday coming up or something, or just want some treats for yourself, get it from Sarah!!
Here are some of my favorite products she carries:
Treats: Dandies vegan marshmallows, Kashmir (chai flavored) chocolate bars, Panda (raspberry) licorice, and Eli's Treasure Bars.
Heart shaped measuring spoons, geometric print leggings, matroyshka pillow, the softest damn jacket I've ever felt, awesome chicken sticker, non-planner datebook, tofu socks, Buddha bowls that fit perfectly in your hand, kale shirt, cookie stamper, western dress and of course the Tattoo Zoo t-shirt.
Plus about a million vegan cookbooks.
Click around the shop, there's something for everybody!
Here are some photos I've taken around her cute store over the past year.
See? Something for everybody. Even polkadot cat-knee leggings.
Thanks in advance, guys. Every little bit helps!