Bloom Beauty for Leia
I'm not the type of person to just ask people for money. I was raised to work for what I wanted, and to figure out a way to make things happen. Here's a little background for what this Makeup Movement is about.
You most likely already know that in December of 2016 I lost my daughter, Beth. I begged my husband for a new puppy shortly after we lost her as a sort of compensation for the emotional loss. He (rightfully) told me to think about it and see if it was something I still wanted after I had healed a little bit more. I did. I waited an entire year, and then we brought Leia home. She was instantly the center of attention. Just prepare yourself to be spammed by a bunch of puppy pictures as I catch you up to speed.
Fast forward to about a week ago. I dropped Leia off at the vet to get spayed. A few hours later, they called me and warned me that she may have to be put down. They told me they thought she had heart disease and was going into heart failure. The tech asked me to come pick her up as "they would not touch her" and that she needed to go directly to a hospital. They recommended a hospital down the street (which I will not name because I'm hoping my horrible experience was a one time thing and I don't need any bad karma!) so I left work in a hurry, picked up my trembling 7 lb dog and brought her to a nearby emergency vet. I was told to come back "a week from Friday".
ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME.
You're telling me that you wont treat this adorable face for a week and a half, when I'm being told her heart is failing? I don't think so. So we went to two more hospitals before being seen. We ended up at Willow Creek Pet Center, which I will mention because our treatment at that facility was wonderful. They saw us quickly, put us at ease and let us know that the condition she has (Severe pulmonic stenosis and mild pulmonic valve regurgitation) were most likely treatable, and that they would schedule a specialist to see her and make recommendations.
After some very expensive testing, our fears were confirmed. Our little pup would need heart surgery to try to correct a congenital heart murmur. The only "close" veterinary hospital that will do this type of surgery is in Fort Collins, Colorado. We got a quote from our vet at $3700 for the surgical time, not including more echo-cardiograms or angiograms, blood work or the specialized balloon they'll be inflating her valves with.
Johnny and I have been doing everything possible to get ourselves out of debt and financially stable since our influx of medical debt in 2017, and this happening is a huge blow to our budget. We have surgery scheduled for July 30th, and we're doing everything we can think of to be able to pay in cash and not go into more debt.
So- the reason for this long-winded blog post and pictures of my little fur baby. I am doing a Bloom Beauty for Leia event on Facebook and Instagram until we leave on July 29th. I will be trying to sell all my current stock to help pay for her surgery. I will be posting pictures of exactly what I have available to ship same day, and will be giving away free makeup bags and makeup brushes with every purchase, as well as flat rate shipping. I'm not afraid to tell y'all what we're doing to make this surgery happen. We are selling things from our house we don't use. I've sold electronics, Johnny is selling carvings, tools and even has plans to list his beloved Harley Davidson if we don't have the cash in time. I know selling $4000 in makeup in 2 weeks is a stretch. I get it. This is a line of makeup and skincare you probably haven't tried, and it's a commitment. But we offer a "bottom of the bottle" guarantee and a 2 year return policy, and I stand behind this product 100%. I want to do everything I can to contribute, and this is the best way I know how. If you're interested in a demo or taking a look at my stock, please contact me! I'll be posting all of it on facebook, here. If makeup and skincare aren't your thing, sharing this post would mean the world to us! Thank you so much!