Last night, I received horrible news. My sweet Aunt Liz (well, really my mom's cousin, but has become like a mother to me) found out she has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. It's a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, a disease that they do not yet have a cure for. (You completely lose all muscle movement.) I've had two other Aunts who have passed away from the same disease, and I could not be more devastated by the news. When I heard the words come out of my mother's mouth, I was hoping and wishing that she wasn't serious. Liz and her family have become such a huge part of my life, and more importantly, Liz has been a best friend to my mom. She has the sweetest family, and also has a daughter with Cerebral Palsy. She is such an incredible, loving woman who has touched my life so much.

When I heard the news, all I kept thinking was, What can I do? And all my mom could say was that they're too busy finding a cure for AIDS to come up with a cure for ALS. (She kills me sometimes.) I obviously took those words strongly because I came up with this: Operation Chic for a Cause. I thought I'd do some more good with this blogging platform of mine. As you may know, I have my Etsy shop that I've talked about, right? Well, now it's even better, because 20% of EVERY purchase will be donated to ALS Research.

You can also donate cash via Paypal just by clicking the "Donate" button in my right sidebar. I would seriously love so much if you would spread the word about this wonderful cause, post it on your blog/facebook/instagram etc. and help out if you can! Thank you all so much.

Here are a few things I have up in my shop right now:


  1. I am so sorry to hear that!! My husbands uncle has ALS. Its so hard watching him go through that! My prayers are with you and your family. Such a great cause!!

    Xo, Kahana

  2. My heart goes out to you and your Aunt. This is amazing what you are doing for her with Operation Chic for a Cause! Such a great idea girl and she will love it! :) Keep it up!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  3. This breaks my heart, but you are such an incredible soul to want to take immediate action to help with ALS research! I really meant it when I said I just adore you :)! I'll help spread the news in any way I can and I look forward to seeing how your little business develops! Great things are to come my friend. Praying for your family.

  4. Oh no! I'm so sorry Jody :( That has to be devastating. It seems like bad things are happening a lot lately...
    I really love what you're doing to help out! I totally want to buy one of your darling head wraps :)


  5. I'm so sorry to hear about that diagnosis :[ My dad's cousin died from ALS too...it's a really tough disease. I just followed your shop Instagram and I'll def contribute. Way to turn a really sad bit of news into something more than worthwhile...really inspiring. Also as a side note you're seriously so gorgeous. And apparently on the inside as well :]

  6. So sorry to hear this news. Praying for you and your family. Hoping to help in anyway that I can.


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