SurvivalOrgans

Survival Organs

Minnesota, United States · 111 Sales

SurvivalOrgans

Survival Organs

Minnesota, United States 111 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(34)

Announcement   Give one of my stuffed organs as a get well present to help you or your loved one smile and have something to throw across the room! Just an anatomy geek? Never fear, you're welcomed here, too!

In 2010, I was diagnosed with Large Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma. I was 25 and a newly wed. I went through six rounds of Hyper CVAD chemotherapy and in 2011, I was declared to be in remission.

I fought to find myself and to figure out what that means. I survived chemo and the physical and mental side effects and found that my fiber artistry is the key to my well being. I've now brought that to you with my handmade organs.

The whole idea behind Survival Organs is that we're all equipped with the stuff we need to survive life and the crazy stuff that comes in. It just takes some digging and self care to find where we put them. My lymph nodes are just an external reminder that we've got that "right stuff". And that's what I learned from chemo. You do have the "guts" face something huge like cancer.

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2016

Give one of my stuffed organs as a get well present to help you or your loved one smile and have something to throw across the room! Just an anatomy geek? Never fear, you're welcomed here, too!

In 2010, I was diagnosed with Large Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma. I was 25 and a newly wed. I went through six rounds of Hyper CVAD chemotherapy and in 2011, I was declared to be in remission.

I fought to find myself and to figure out what that means. I survived chemo and the physical and mental side effects and found that my fiber artistry is the key to my well being. I've now brought that to you with my handmade organs.

The whole idea behind Survival Organs is that we're all equipped with the stuff we need to survive life and the crazy stuff that comes in. It just takes some digging and self care to find where we put them. My lymph nodes are just an external reminder that we've got that "right stuff". And that's what I learned from chemo. You do have the "guts" face something huge like cancer.

Vanessa Laven

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Vanessa Laven

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5 out of 5 stars
(34)
Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown on Aug 18, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This makes me smile :) I no longer have a thyroid but now I have a cute one!

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown on Aug 18, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is awesome :) I had Ulcerative Colitis and "lost" my colon so now I have a new one!

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Survival Organs: What you need to get through chemo

During my own experience with chemotherapy, I discovered two things that helped make the day easier: 1. laughing, 2. knitting and crochet. I've joined the two in my crocheted organs.

They're just the right thing to perk someone up during chemo or to fling across the room in frustration.

The whole idea behind Survival Organs is that we're all equipped with the stuff we need to survive life and the crazy stuff that comes in. It just takes some digging and self care to find where we put them. My lymph nodes are just an external reminder that we've got that "right stuff". And that's what I learned from chemo. I have the "guts" face something huge like cancer. Knitting was that gentle reminder that I'm more than cancer.

Have you loved your lymph nodes today?

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  • Vanessa Laven

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    In 2010 I was diagnosed with Large Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma at 25 years old. From that moment on, I learned to love my body and the wonderful things it can do. My mind, my heart and my immune system were my organs for survival.

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Last updated on October 5, 2015
In 2010 when I was a 25 year-old newlywed, I was diagnosed with Large Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma. From that moment on, I decided I was going to love my body and the wonderful things it could do. My mind, my heart and my immune system are all organs for survival.

During my own experience with chemotherapy, I discovered two things that helped make the day easier: laughing, and making stuff. So I decided to join the two and create Survival Organs – charming little sewn organs that are just the right thing to perk someone up during chemo or to fling across the room in frustration!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal and Etsy direct check out are the only accepted forms of payment. Payment is expected upon purchase.

I am not responsible for any customs or import fees.

I reserve the right to cancel any sale if: I have not received payment and any/all attempts to contact you have failed. You may request to have a sale canceled at any time BEFORE I ship your package by simply convoing me and asking for a refund.
Shipping
Domestic Shipping: All products under 13 ounces are shipped first class mail. Anything over 13 ounces automatically goes to priority or priority flat rate, which ever is cheaper. Both methods already have delivery confirmation included. If you need express or priority shipping when first class would normally be used, please contact me for an invoice adjustment. All products are packaged in baggies and shipped in bubble wrapped envelopes.

Insurance is not added to packages unless you request it.

NB FOR ALL SHIPMENTS: All packages are shipped Monday-Friday. All orders placed on Friday night through the weekend will be shipped on Monday.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to enjoy my handmade organs!

Items damaged in shipping can be returned for a new item for free upon proof of receipt.

You have 30 days to contact me with any problems. After 30 days, any replacements or refunds will be at my discretion.

If you have any questions or concerns, PM me or email me at vanessa [!at] mixedmartialartsandcrafts.com
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm working on more organs but send me a message if you'd like to see anything specific.