In 2011, I was diagnosed with Arteriovenous Malformation after a Grand Mal Seizure in my dorm bathroom. I was just about to turn 22. Later that year, I had a Craniotomy to remove 3 AVMs from my brain. As a result, I was left with Brain Injury and other chronic health issues.
Since then, I have created countless resources for Arteriovenous Malformation, Brain Aneurysm, Stroke, and Brain Injury Awareness. Burgundy for Life has been a part of my life for almost a decade now, and even now has a large Facebook Page following.
From Shirts to Mugs to Awareness Stickers to Tote Bags to Awareness Pins and more, this online shop is a little corner of the web where I create Awareness Gifts for Survivors, Supporters, and fellow Spoonies struggling with the daily realities of having Chronic Illnesses.
What is the "Spoon Theory"?
The Spoon Theory was created by Christine Miserandino, a fellow "Spoonie," in an attempt to describe what it felt like to have Chronic Illnesses that impacts her ability to live her days: "Some days were worse than others; some days I have more spoons than most. But I can never make it go away and I can’t forget about it, I always have to think about it." A "Spoonie" is someone who resonates with the concept of "Spoon Theory" of Chronic Illness.
Products I have designed located in the Spoonies page will hopefully elicit a chuckle from anyone living with Chronic Illnesses, and will make great gifts for fellow Spoonies!