Sponsor My Road to Self-Empowerment: Reclaiming My Purpose!
Organized by: Chelley Merrell
August 10, 2016
Thanks for visiting my page. My name is Chelley Merrell. In 2004, my immune system crashed and I took a leave of absence from my full time teaching position. Instead of getting better, I continued to become more ill, and in 2007, I had to retire. As a result, I filed for bankruptcy, and lost my home and my place in the world. My illness remained a mystery to doctors until 2010 when I was diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia), a cancer that begins in the white blood cells in the bone marrow and spreads to the blood. My treatments are costly and include nutritional counseling, supplements, chiropractic care, traditional medicine, and a positive mental attitude. For a while I felt lost, empty, devoid of purpose. Despite feelings of sadness and anger, I strive to keep smiling and move forward.
Teaching gave me the opportunity to help others be empowered, something I miss every day. Now I have a chance to reclaim my purpose! LuLaRoe, a fast growing direct sales company, exists to provide an opportunity for people to create freedom by selling comfortable, affordable, stylish clothing, and offering it's consultants the independence to set their own pace and schedule.
This opportunity will transform my life and the lives of those around me! First, with the money I earn, I can afford the medication and other treatment I need to manage the CLL. Second, and more exciting to me, is that I will once again be in a position to help and empower others! Before I discovered LuLaRoe, I spent most of my life in pajamas because wearing regular clothing caused extreme discomfort. I often had to opt to stay in when I wanted to go out. I felt lonely and unlovable. Now, when I wear my LuLaRoe clothing, I feel comfortable, energized, like the me before CLL and I want to offer this experience to others who may have challenges of their own.
The money you provide will be used to purchase my initial inventory of LuLaRoe clothing and all of the things necessary to create my in home boutique (e.g., clothing racks, dress forms, light box for photos, hangers, etc.).
Thank you for taking the time to read my story and for any support you can provide on my journey!