I’d just like to announce that I’ve officially purchased these amazing pieces from the wonderful artist Jess Reef (@artbyjessreef on Twitter & Instagram)! They will remain at Boston Coffee Co. for the remainder of the summer (’17) for all Clexakru to view, and then I plan on moving them to my home in the Boston area.
If anyone is interested in seeing them in person after that, feel free to send me a message and I can certainly organize some way of doing that, because they truly are amazing and worth seeing!
This fandom truly is the best and I’m so happy to be able to have such an incredible piece of it now with me forever.
Special thanks to Jess for being so great and honestly quickly becoming a great friend.
(This picture was taken right after I shaved my hair since I was losing it from chemo. It’s actually my favorite picture of myself.)
On March 9th 2017 (after a long year and a half of extreme pain, being passed from doctor to doctor, and two surgeries) I was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma which had traveled to my bones and lungs. a week after I had a third surgery to place a port in my chest so that I could receive chemo without damaging my veins. Chemo started almost immediately. It was hard for me because my whole life had just changed in an instant. I wasn’t even allowed to work with the kids that I hade been nannying for three years which was heartbreaking. Every other Monday for 5 months (my last treatment was September 5th) I was in a Chemo room at the hospital for 3-5 hours and you best believe that Taylor Swift was the one who kept me entertained! From listening to her music to watching the live tour specials she always kept me strong and happy. I was at my treatment when she posted the first video hint about reputation! All of my nurses were laughing because I was freaking out about new music the whole time. Taylor and her music have gotten me through so much and this is just another thing I can add to that list. She means the absolute world to me. Taylor taught me to be fearless and that is how I survived this. In about a year I can have my port taken out and from the moment I had the surgery I knew I wanted to get ‘Fearless’ tattooed above my scar. I don’t just want a normal tattoo though… I want it to be in Taylor’s writing. I know that it is a long shot but maybe this will reach Taylor and she will see how much she means to me.
Thank you so much for reading