Michele Kostal on May 8, 2015
Omg I love her so much!!!! I can't believe the guys did this for me right under my noise. I've already given out your website to my dr for her to give out to my endo sisters. Ruby gave me so much comfort during my surgery keep up the great work!!!!
Amanda Kroneberg on Jan 10, 2015
Seller was extremely personable and very friendly. Would work with her again in a heartbeat. She was always updating with the status and I love the product.
Ask Me About My Endo - Crafting for a Cause
First taking shape as Silver Rose Sewing, the shop began as a hobby after a back sprain left Kelsey out of work for several months. Kelsey made handcrafted stuffed animals that were based off of a treasured bear from her childhood. Ruby Roo was the most popular item in the shop, with purchases from around the world. After she returned to work as a teacher, the Etsy shop went into retirement.
Years later, Kelsey was in the midst of battling stage IV Endometriosis, and made an updated version of Ruby to serve as the mascot for her Endometriosis awareness organization, Ask Me About My Endo. What began as an idea for a t-shirt to wear to the Emergency Room has now blossomed into a growing online community, resource website, and awareness campaign. Her husband thought a mascot could help draw attention to the misunderstood and under diagnosed disease that causes chronic pelvic pain for over 176 million women worldwide. As soon as they began sharing photos of her, requests for Ruby the Endo Roo began pouring in from followers on Facebook!
Ruby has become a popular representation of the estimated 176 million women who suffer from Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain around the world. Ruby is the focal point of our online awareness campaign, and a source of comfort to many women who follow our organization. Ruby has helped her creator use her voice fighting to share her story and help women like her access this life changing surgery that only a handful of doctors perform effectively.
In summer 2014, we began hosting links to excision surgery fundraisers on our website, AskMeAboutMyEndo.org, for women who need help financing quality care and surgery. We quickly realized that hosting and sharing the links just wasn't enough. This led Kelsey to re-brand the Etsy shop to reflect a mission to give back to the community. She also designed a line of heating pads to help women with chronic pain and post surgical care. $10 of every Ruby purchase, and $1 for every item sold in the shop is donated to one of the excision surgery fundraisers listed on the Sponsor a Surgery page on AskMeAboutMyEndo.org to help support effective treatment and advocate for quality care.
In December 2014, Kelsey began having debilitating neurological symptoms and severe joint pain and headaches. She is once again fighting for a diagnosis for chronic pain, but continues to find joy and inspiration designing and handcrafting aromatherapy heating/cold packs with organic flax seed, rice, and essential oils.
Thank you for helping us make a difference!
Owner, Creator, Designer
Born and raised in Wenatchee, WA, I moved to Boston for college and never left! With a Masters in Education, I love sewing toys and keepsakes for children, and creating solutions for chronic pain sufferers. I love music, travel, museums, and Disney!
Kelsey's husband and photographer extraordinaire, James helped motivate Kelsey to incorporate sewing into her mission to raise awareness about Endometriosis and include Ruby in the adventure! He is a car enthusiast and, like Kelsey, loves Disney!
$1 of each purchase is donated to an excision surgery fundraiser listed on our website. For each Ruby the Endo Roo purchase, a $10 donation is made. You can feel good about your purchase because you are not only buying a handmade item created with love and care, but you are giving hope to women struggling to fight a debilitating illness.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Ruby the Endo Roo is a very popular item and is often back ordered. Please message the seller to find out estimated shipping dates.
If shipping has been overcharged, a refund of the difference will be made to you via PayPal.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns!
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like to make a wholesale order, please contact me to discuss.
For custom orders, you may order materials yourself to be shipped to me, and the cost of these materials will be deducted from the standard price. Payment is due upon request unless otherwise specified. If you would like to discuss a custom order before you buy, please send a message and I will work with you to make your unique item just for you!