tee: LCF Threadz (Liam's Cancer Fund) moccasins: freshly picked
I've said it before but I truly mean it, that one of the best things about blogging has been meeting others and getting to know them. I am often amazed at how many awesome woman there are out there, and in the last year feel like I've met some really amazing moms. Moms that are strong, talented and sweet. Dawn is one of them. I commented on one of her instagram pictures saying how cute one of the shirts she made was and she messaged me that she wanted to make one for Addilyn. And I love it and can't wait for Addi to wear it on Thanksgiving day.
I figured we'd try the shirt out and take some pictures, so that I can share with you a little about Dawn and her family.
Dawn began her shop LCF Threadz in 2010, when her son Liam was diagnosed with cancer. (You can read the story here.) Spending more and more time at the hospital and at doctor's appointments hooked up to an IV, regular clothes got in the way and wearing just a onesies in the winter wasn't practical. So Dawn began making baby legwarmers for Liam. Then several friends wanted pairs too.
Dawn was a former teacher, but quit as she needed to be with Liam as he was going through treatments. She started her shop as a way to make some money for the hospital bills. Sewing became her therapy. She started learning to sew other things like carseat covers and then soon started doing personalized shirts like the one she made for Addilyn. She sets aside a profit from those sales to donate to CureSearch and uses the rest to pay for Liam's medical bills, who is currently doing great!
Dawn also has a daughter who is close in age to Addilyn, and I love following along with their family. Plus Dawn is a marathon runner, which makes me love her even more. I love sharing the word about Mom's shops, but especially ones that help support a need that I can't even imagine going through.
Dawn thanks for sharing your story with us! You are such a strong, amazing mom to a super special boy! (And a your sweet Aubrey too!) Thank you for the adorable shirt. I LOVE it.
Check out Dawn's etsy shop here and facebook page here! She has the cutest Christmas pjs and does lots of custom orders too!