October Breast Cancer Awareness
I lost my mom to breast cancer.
When my mom passed away from breast cancer seven years ago, my whole world turned upside down. My youngest son, Wyatt, was only 11 months old when it happened.
Somehow, I was supposed to hold it all together. I was a stay-at-home mom with a husband who had a busy schedule, so I had to be strong and care for my son. But instead, the depression took over my life like a 2-year-old tantrum that never stopped.
How would I be able to grieve this horrible loss while caring for an innocent, beautiful child plus deal with raging hormones since I also just found out I was pregnant with my second son?
The guilt sank in entirely, and I lost myself. My poor husband, Karl, had to deal with most of the heartache. I honestly don't think I would have been able to get out of bed if it wasn't for him.
"Being a mother, without a mother, is the hardest, most heartbreaking challenge. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't wish I could tell her that she was a perfect mom now that I'm raising my children. I admire everything she was and hope I can be as good of a mother as she was to my sister and me." - Corinne Braunwarth, Owner of Oh La Lari®
The reason why I started Oh La Lari® is all because of her. She was compassionate and selfless and loved every person. With her inspiration in mind, my goal is to give back to mom as my mom did for me. Whether dealing with postpartum depression or not, it is easy to get lost in motherhood.
Oh La Lari® believes feeling sexy can help you regain your whole self again. When I wear my sexy bralette, I feel a deep sense of power and confidence. After building that confidence, my marriage thrived, and we became a connected family again. I hope I can bring this to all moms everywhere.
When my mother was diagnosed with her first battle with breast cancer, I was working for a company called Chan Luu, and we collaborated with Breastcancer.org. At the time, the founder Marissa Weiss called my mother and provided her with much support to help her get through this horrible disease.
So for October, I will donate 10% of all sales to breastcancer.org.
I want to give back to every woman and loved one who has breast cancer.