I finally saw a specialist this week who was able to semi-confirm I have endo on my diaphragm, hip, and deep within my abdomen. They kept using the term ‘rare’. “your pain path is very rare”, “the location of your endo is very rare”…. and I just started to feel a little bit… helpless. When I was recapping my prognosis to my boyfriend he told me, “you’re not rare, you’re unique”. And all of a sudden I remembered something beautiful I read on an IG post from the Endometriosis Coalition a few months ago.
The Endo Co bracelet’s knot design is made individually by hand, making each one slightly unique, just as each woman’s body is unique.
The Endometriosis Coalition is a foundation that creates a safe community for endo patients, and raises money to support endo research – something there is truly not enough of. I reached out to the founders to find out a bit more around their fundraising initiatives and they informed me that this year the funds will help support research within the World Endometriosis Foundation, with next year’s goal to be able to fund internal research, and each new year providing bigger and profound goals.
One way they raise money is to provide women with a beautiful bracelet – as per the quote above. 30% of the proceeds will be donated to the Endometriosis Coalition to help raise awareness and research around endometriosis, a disease that affects 1 in 10 women, and yet is frequently undiagnosed, with many of its sufferers unaware that they have the disease.
*18K Gold/Silver/Rose Gold Plated/Copper
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I was worried I had missed a deadline to order my bracelet, and with the events that occured last week at the clinic, I thought today was the perfect day to buy my symbol of being unique. Please check out their website, their story, and their bracelets.
To find out more please visit: https://theendo.co/