customer stories: meet taylor
It's my pleasure to introduce you to Taylor and her Laurel Denise bracelet story. Please enjoy and maybe get the tissues out. It's fine, I'm fine, everything is fine. Taylor, thank you for reminding us that we are never alone in our struggles or triumphs and that, sometimes, a small bracelet purchased for someone else can be exactly the thing we need when life feels like it's caving in on us.
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Was there a special reason you made your purchase?
I have been wearing bracelets from Laurel Denise for several years now, and I have gathered a collection that represents different seasons of my life - the highs, the lows, the in between. No matter what I was going through, I appreciated the beautiful reminder around my wrist that I could overcome any obstacle. That I could conquer any mountain. That I could accomplish any goal. And more importantly, that I was never alone in my struggles or my triumphs. Knowing how much these bracelets have meant to me over the last few years, I recently bought bracelets for all of the women in my family. Though our obstacles, our mountains and our goals all look different, we all need encouragement, love and support. I want the women in my life to always believe in themselves and to know that no matter what they are going through, they’re never alone.
Can you share with us a time when you really needed the reminder on your bracelet and you found having it on your wrist to be helpful?
Last year, I bought several bracelets as Christmas presents, but there was one bracelet I never gave away. I ended up putting it in a drawer and figured I would give it as a gift eventually. And quite honestly, I forgot about it. Fast forward to 2020. At the beginning of the global pandemic, I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. As a healthy 29-year-old, the news that I would be needing a bilateral mastectomy was shocking. A few days after my diagnosis, I found that Laurel Denise bracelet in my drawer - “the darkest nights make the brightest stars”. Although at first it felt like my world was falling apart around me and I didn’t have any control, I realized I did have a choice. I was given an opportunity to make a difference. I could use my story to spread awareness and educate others. I could encourage and support women going through a similar experience. I could be a bright star amongst a dark sky. As you’ve probably guessed, that bracelet that I had forgotten about.. that bracelet that I planned on giving away.. it became MY bracelet, and I’ve worn it almost every day since my diagnosis.
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