When 2Unstoppable co-founder Michelle was undergoing treatment for triple negative breast cancer in 2015, a close friend gave her the gift of a strength stone from the Gary Rosenthal Glass Ribbon Project. The stone meant a lot to her, as she adores the look and feel of fused glass, she had worked closely with Gary on a project years ago and, most importantly, Gary personifies the very strength, optimism, and a zest and joy for life that is so needed during cancer treatment. Michelle held that pink & white strength stone when she lost her hair to chemotherapy, at her first chemo infusion, heading into surgery, scans, and radiation, and waiting for many test results along the way. She carried it with her in her purse through every day of treatment and well beyond, and sometimes, when she needed just a bit of extra strength to get through the day, she reached down, felt the smooth glass, and absorbed the strength that came with it.
Years later, we are thrilled that 2Unstoppable is partnering with Gary Rosenthal and The Glass Ribbon Project to provide Chemo Buddy Strength Stones to our community. At 2Unstoppable we are all about helping women get through and beyond one of the most difficult challenges of their lives with strength. 2Unstoppable appreciates an in-kind donation from The Glass Ribbon Project: a generous supply of strength stones in pink, purple & white that we can provide to women within our community going through new challenges. Together with The Glass Ribbon Project, 2Unstoppable hopes to reduce the feeling of isolation that often comes with a cancer diagnosis, a feeling that is only exacerbated during these challenging times of Covid-19. We know, from personal experience, the feeling of caring and strength that one of these unique pieces of smooth glass can bring in the most difficult moments. We hope that these strength stones will provide women with additional inspiration, support, and just a bit more strength that may be needed to get through the day.
2Unstoppable is so grateful to The Glass Ribbon Project for this partnership, and for the caring, outreach, and STRENGTH that we will share, together.
“Thank you so much for your love, care, support & encouragement during the toughest time of my life. With your strength stone, I knew the path I walked would never be alone & would be smoother than I’d thought.”