One day, I got so inspired, and I started drawing. I was feeling inspired because of my life and the people in it. I had recently chosen to only surround myself with people, thoughts, and things that were positive. Once you remove toxic people from your life, you feel such a weight lift off your shoulders. You don't realize how much people are actually bringing you down until you remove the negativity.
Anyways, I was super excited to put it up in our store because the design meant so much to me personally. But, it didn't really get the response I had hoped for. Then, I was sitting in my hotel room in New York when I came across Nicole, my good friend's DONATION PAGE for her boyfriend, Patrick, who is struggling with Cystic Fibrosis and on the list for a double lung transplant. It was strange because her campaign was called "Patrick's Breath of New Life." And I remembered my mom told me that she liked the design because she liked how it was breathing life and not death (she hates skulls/ribcages because it reminds her of death). Anyways, it seemed like no coincidence. I realized in that moment that God hadn't inspired me to make this shirt to tell about my own story, but instead it was for Patrick. I drew this ribcage "breathing life" for Patrick. I immediately called Madeline, and we decided how we wanted this shirt to represents Patrick's journey for new lungs donating all the profits to his current campaign.
Life is no coincidence. Everything happens for a reason. You have to wait it out to see just what that reason is. And sometimes, it is far greater than you could have ever imagined on your own.
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Homework: Remember: everything happens for a reason