A friend of mine that I met when I first opened my shop on Etsy has been winning the battle over breast cancer for the past several months. She's scheduled for a mastectomy later this month to finally rid her body of the cancer and I wanted to do something to show my support for her. I have to be honest, I originally had the idea of making one of my altered composition notebook journals to sell and donate the funds to support medical research. I even listed it in my shop, but I'm making another one for Etsy and I'm sending the original to my dear friend Jodi. Jodi is a woman of strength, raising three beautiful girls all on her own, and frankly, she takes away all my excuses. Whenever I feel a pity party coming on, I can just visit Jodi's blog and I sit in awe and amazement at the life and vitality that leaps off the pages. I've learned so much from her and we've never even met in person yet...but even if we never do, she's impacted my life in a tremendous way. Thank you Jodi!