BREATHE DEEP FOR SAVANNAH
Hi! I’m Savannah, the founder of Breathe Deep Bracelets!
I lost my left lung 5 years ago - it all seemed very sudden at the time and I didn’t fully realize how that surgery was going to change my life. As I was recovering, I started to do some research on people who had similar situations. I quickly realized that anyone can suffer from lung cancer or lung disease, and that many healthy/active people suffer from this disease. Although it felt very overwhelming at the time, I knew I wanted to make a difference and advocate for others.
I attended the Lung Force Walk at The Detroit Zoo in 2019. My team, Breathe Deep for Savannah, spent the morning walking alongside other heroes and advocates to raise funds for lung cancer research and education. I was blown away by the support I received at this walk - I was even interviewed on the news to share my story. This day was emotional and harder than I expected, but it made me realize that I am strong enough to share my story to help others.
Fast forward to 2020 - the year that shook us all in different ways. This past year was extremely difficult and isolating - I had to take very extreme precautions to protect the one lung I still have. I have always enjoyed and appreciated the arts and consider myself a pretty creative person, so I started making bracelets. After giving some bracelets as gifts to friends/family, I decided to take this hobby to the next level.
In 2021, I decided to launch Breathe Deep Bracelets! Each bracelet includes lava beads to infuse essential oils - I have found great comfort in using essential oils while adjusting to life with one lung. A majority of my bracelets include turquoise beads - the official color of women’s lung health. I am dedicated to turning my unfortunate situation into a positive change - to help others and to hopefully make a positive impact. I appreciate all the love & support from my close friends and family.
I hope you will join me on this journey - 15% of all profits support the American Lung Association.
-Breathe Deep -