Fashion is an industry that I love to be a part of, but something that means more to my heart are the relationships in my life. This blog is my place to share my passions, and something, or rather someone, that I fell in love with over three years ago is my adorable niece, Claire. She's the most beautiful little girl full of all of the sweetest smiles, chatter and joy. Claire and I have an addiction to Nick Jr. and the Disney channel. We also love the beats of Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. Claire always wears cute outfits, and I credit my sister-in-law, Nicky, with her taste.
But Claire also faces more challenges than the average three year old because at five months old she was diagnosed with epilepsy. I didn't know anything about epilepsy until she was born, and something that I quickly learned was that there is NO CURE for it. There are many drugs on the market prescribed in hopes that they will help seizures subside, but there is still no cure because the brain is SO incredibly complex scientists still know very little about it.
The average person is untrained in how to help someone who experiences a silent seizure, and many treat those who battle with this disorder differently - lacking compassion and respect.
So, to make a difference and fight alongside Claire, I'm participating in the Phoenix Epilepsy Walk put on by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, which is an organization that CAN help make a difference as long as they have the proper funding.
I would LOVE to have you walk along with me! We can talk fashion and all things style while we make a difference in people's lives including Claire's. Sounds like a perfect combination if you ask me. =) This is a non-competitive walk on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 8:00AM to 9:30AM at Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012). You can register with Team Claire Bear by clicking here.
And most importantly you can donate to the Epilepsy Foundation by clicking here.