After being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in December 2011 I had fears of how I was going to survive during surgeries and treatments. I realized for years I had watched the ones around me being Brave at very difficult times in their lives and taking chances to survive. Not only did they survive but they also helped others. I decided to start Brave Boutique and donate 20 % of all monthly sales to various non profit organizations to help others in times when Bravery is needed. Through that mission I also want to help in other ways not just financially. Doing blood drives, food drives, school supply drives, Gift card drives, showcasing nonprofits in store and on our website etc. Brave boutique is one of my greatest accomplishments. I am thankful we have such a wonderful boutique to share not only our products but also our stories, all while helping others.