One of my first projects of the year was a set of purses to help raise money for my friend's liver transplant fund. She has struggled with Acute Intermittent Porphyria, a genetic blood disorder for half her life, first becoming symptomatic as a teenager. She's been hospitalized numerous times due to attacks, and undergoes weekly treatments. She's one of the strongest people I know, and I'm so excited for her that she's gotten the approval for a liver transplant that will cure her of her symptoms and allow her to lead a healthier, more normal life.
To read more about Heather's case (or to donate directly to her fund) please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/f6g5z0
To learn more about Porphyria, visit http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/about-porphyria
To check out these purses (only $20/each), visit https://www.etsy.com/listing/217696274/fundraiser-prophyria-awareness-purse