The Fabulous Chick Shop started due to my husband's illnesses. In 2012, he had a stroke, and that changed our lives in so many ways, especially financially. I became the sole breadwinner, and it's been difficult. I've spent so much time trying to figure out a way to keep us afloat, and nothing worked.
Then in 2017, he had to get an LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device, or artificial heart), because his heart was not strong enough to wait for a real heart. This surgery lead to an acceleration of his End Stage Renal Disease. Now he is on dialysis 3 times a week, and it seems that every 2 months he is back in the hospital. Now he needs a heart AND kidney transplant.
Throughout all of this, I've had to find a way to still be me, fend off depression, and find joy in life. My momma raised me to be fabulous and I NEED to stay that way, regardless of what is going on in life! Creating these products does that for me. Every time I create one, I feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose.