This stethoscope charm chain is made out of genuine turquoise jade beads (8 mm) and turquoise howlite nuggets (another semi-precious stone) that are accentuated by whimsical silver-plated wire balls, as well as small silver-plated beads and jump rings; an eye-catching combo.
The charm chain attaches easily to the stethoscope by removing it's ear pieces and sliding the flexible silicone rings onto the stethoscope until snug.
"If you don't want your name (or that of the person you're giving it to) displayed on it, you could have the text read something like "I 'heart' kids / hugs". You could also cheer for a favorite sport or college team, f.e. "Go Texans", "Gig'em", "I 'heart' LSU" - just to give you some additional ideas.
Whether you choose to have a name displayed or to go for a short phrase, text with up to 7 letters generally works best. With very long names, I recommend using a nick name, as the chain will inevitably become longer (not neccessarily a problem, if fine with you; you have some flexibility through the silicon rings that you can move up or down the stethoscope some).
Au contraire, if your name is rather short, you could simply add "RN", "Dr", or whatever applies to you for a bigger "personalization impact"...
For more options, please see my other stethoscope charms (I'm periodically listing new creations). Also, don't miss the "LANYARD / ID BADGE" section of my shop (some of them matching the stethoscope charms)...
Your Stethoscope charm will arrive in a pretty organza bag, with an inspiring message by Helen Keller, reading:
"Keep your face to the sunshine, and you can never see the shadow."
The story behind the product:
While I can't claim I invented it, I / we have been around nurses (a good 100) and doctors (dozens) long enough to know that they would be delighted by this ingenius little accessory.
Our youngest daughter Faith was born October 1, 2010 at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston with a 10 -20% chance of surviving birth. She had hydrops, a condition where fluid accumulates in 3 or more areas of the body. In her case it affected her lungs, the area around her heart, her skin, as well as her scalp. In a very complicated procedure (Thorosynthesis), the fluid present in her lungs, was suctioned out with long "tube needles" during the C-Section delivery, allowing her lungs to be inflated artificially. In addition, she was born with congenital heart disease and a thrombosed liver.
We owe her survival at birth to the supreme skill and expertise of healthcare professionals at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) in Houston, where she remained 7 weeks after birth, her surviving the first critical week after birth (another 80-90% mortality rate), and thereafter.
Every day for those 7 weeks, either her dad or I, drove the hour to TCH's NICU to pray over her, sing to her, or just hold her hands, watching her making prgress, regressing again, but eventually coming off oxygen and other life-supporting tubes. We met some incredibly dedicated nurses and doctors that way, some of which we are still in touch with. That helped us tremendosly dealing with all the challenges that God put in our path, such as our little Faith failing to thrive once back home, as was discovered at that point, a result of malrotated intestines. Back to TCH she went for, as it turned out, 2 surgeries and 9 seemingly endless weeks at the hospital due to a very tough recovery.
Again, we were blessed with a wonderful doctor and nursing staff, to which in no little measure we attribute Faith's healing and her ultimately coming back home again.
Life hasn't been easy since,as Faith was also diagnosed with Noonan's Syndrom (NS), and is still being fed through a stomach tube. However, we consider ourselves blessed to have tremendous support through various therapists, numerous specialists that Faith keeps seeing, and last but not least that of family members and friends.
If you are going through hard times with one of your children, or know somebody who does, feel free to contact us (571-274-0312). Maybe we can pray for you, encourage you, or simply listen.
Thank you for taking an interest. God bless!
The Millers: Keesey, Sandra, Annika (10), Stella (6) & Faith (1)
"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
I would like to offer TCH staff a 20% discount as but a small token of our gratitude. Just enter code TCH20Off, and tell us what you do to make TCH such a caring place for sick / healing children.
I'd be happy to drop your order of at TCH, as Faith and I come in at least once a week for therapy / doctors' appointments. Etsy will charge you the shipping fee but I can return that to you when I drop your order off. Let me know your preference...
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.