Turning our mess into a message
Thanks for visiting our shop with a purpose!
Our son was diagnosed with B-Cell Leukemia in March of 2018, just shy of his second birthday. We had to immediately pack up as much as we could and move to Memphis,Tennessee in order to begin treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We lived there for 4 months in a small apartment, while leaving behind everything and everyone in Louisiana-including our senior dogs. 😢 During our time in Memphis, we met parents and their beautiful bald children wearing T-shirt’s with some sort of motivational scripture or their own sayings to help other families AND themselves stay strong during their time there. It honestly inspired me! I wanted to do something to impact others the way that I felt. It was in this season, when we felt lonely and missed our family back home that I started jotting down ideas and sayings... I carried that home with us and that is when Breck + Vale Clothing Co. was born! To commemorate our son, Breck, who has endured so much in such a short time, and for our daughter, Vale, who was born in Memphis while we were there- -this is for them! This Mama may not have it together some days, but this is to show them they can do anything with God by their side! Being a stay at home Mom after working for many years was a huge adjustment for me. We chose for me to stay home to take care of our children while Breck is going through Cancer, so he could remain strong and endure as little side effects as possible.
I’m not going to lie- it’s been hard, y’all!! Feeling like you can’t contribute, but knowing you’re overly contributing by raising these strong babies! I felt like I was being led to do something else. God kept speaking to me to make something that helps other people feel good about themselves, too. I’m always wearing a T-shirt lately, barely brushing my hair that is sure to have a mound of dry shampoo - sorry for those who see me in public.🤷🏼♀️ So I’m creating shirts for the everyday woman (and guy) like me...just trying to survive in a world full of semi-organized chaos. I hope you follow this journey with me and support something that’s close to my heart. At the end of the year, I’ll be donating a portion of each shirt sale to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a hospital that inspires us daily and who has saved our sons life- I also want to honor those who never came home.
This is for you, Cancer Mom, who feels all alone. I’m doing this so that no other parent should feel the agony we have experienced. As Danny Thomas once said, "No child should die in the dawn of life."