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Jaime Sosonkin

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Hello,
I am one half of Whim jewelry and we have been working hard to spread joy with our jewelry. We are currently working on A fundraiser for a special woman who was diagnosed with terminal ALS 3 years ago. Her story is touching and inspirational. All you have to so is purchase the mystic necklace at www.etsy.com/shop/whimlife

One half of Whim Jewelry and we have been making our way through boutiques and now yoga studios in Bucks County PA and beyond. We started a year ago as two moms creating jewelry individually and are now working together to create our own sense of community and collaboration with a touch of communal living. Our families have melded together and spend hours playing and creating. Over the past year of our endeavor we have donated to causes and fundraisers... It's where where our hearts are. We believe in sharing spiritual wealth and helping others. Right now we just launched a fundraiser for a woman we met along the way. Our hearts go out to her and her family and we would love the opportunity to spread the word. We also believe in the power of spreading the word and what better way than through a spokesperson using status for good? We hope you are inspired and as touched as we are...


Everything we do has an indirect and direct effect on the people and world around us. With one good act we can change someone's life. With many good acts we can change the world. Our friend Sandi's story touched our hearts at Whim jewelry and we are reaching out to join together and make a difference. Purchase the mystic necklace and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Scarduzio family. Help share your light and love!

We chose the Mystic Necklace to represent this cause for several reasons. One, it has been so popular and loved by many. Two, the notion of mystics is ethereally dreamy and the word itself, in adjective form, evokes a feeling of awe or a sense of wonder. The Mystic Necklace generates wonderful energy using raw quartz.

Get to know Sandi…

My name is Sandi Scarduzio. I am 40 years young. I'm a wife, and a mother of four. My oldest proudly serves our country as a jet engine mechanic in the US Air Force. My other kids aren't far behind him. My husband Jay is my best friend. My true love and my rock.

Less than 5 years after surviving open heart surgery in March 2007 to correct a nearly fatal birth defect, in February 2011 I was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). This disease consists of muscle atrophy that begins in the limbs and spreads throughout the body, eventually moving to the lungs. It is a terminal illness. There is no cure, and there are no effective treatments. The average life expectancy is 3-5 years after diagnosis.

I am 3 years in and have so far lost my ability to speak and I get my food and nutrition via a tube in my abdomen. My motor skills are very limited and simple everyday tasks are a challenge. I haven’t been able to kiss my husband in over a year, and I cannot call my son who is stationed in Idaho. I am consistently sad and overwhelmed. But I have yet to give up.

In the fall I will be organizing and heading The Rocky Project, which I am creating to raise awareness and money for ALS research. If only my physical strength were able to match my inner strength, I would move mountains.

However, I can still laugh and cry. I can still make others laugh and cry. I can party with the penguins and ride in the fastest sexiest cars ever made. Each day is a gift and I do anything that I can to live it to the fullest. My family and friends are along for the ride and they are the ones that inspire me to wake every day head up and heart strong!!

We are eternally grateful to be even a small part of Sandi’s journey and look forward to spreading joy through jewelry.
Please order at www.etsy.com/shop/whimlifeor feel free to call us if you are local to Bucks County and would like to pick up.
If you are interested in helping us spread the word at your workplace or amongst friends let us know! We have order forms.
For more information about ALS please check out: http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html

Sincerely,
Jaime Sosonkin & Becky Longsdorf

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