Xmas gift N°3 // Save Lauren's Heart

published in: Fashion By Ricardo Hernandez, 25 November 2010

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In this holiday season, let's save a heart by giving a heart!

The 'Save Lauren's Heart' bracelet is quite a special gift in this Yatzer extravaganza of holiday giving. It is now our turn, Yatzer and our followers, to give back by contributing to this symbol of hope, strength and conviction. In this holiday season give with a purpose and pour your heart to those you love and perhaps reward yourself with this reinforcing symbol of your commitment to help another human heart.

The 'Save Lauren's Heart' bracelet is a dark brown leather band with an embossed message that says "I have a beautiful heart", a message that connects with every single one of us. Easily wearable for men and women, it is a great gift to everyone you love in this holiday season. Each bracelet is a $35 US Dollar donation.
Buy yours now here!

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Lauren Del Vecchio is an incredible young woman that found out her heart was failing in October 2007 at the age of 25. Her chronic illness called Scleroderma, is a widespread connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. Although professional opinions say there is no cure for this, Lauren is committed to fight for her chance to live and have a healthy heart.

The heart has long been used as a symbol that reflects our spiritual, emotional and moral values. If the brain tells you how someone thinks, the heart tells you the essence of who that someone is. When your eyes weep, that's the heart showing you and others that you cannot contain yourself. When you smile and laugh, that's your heart showing everyone that this is a moment to remember. When you look at someone's eyes and know that they will be a huge part of your life from the moment you meet them, that's your heart allowing you see deeply to the roots of your own emotional potential. I definitely have felt all these with Lauren, reinforcing every moment that she is an integral part of not only Yatzer but also my life.

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Many of us live our lives searching for a way to contribute not  only to ourselves but to the community at large in which we participate in; some act global, others nationally, and many more locally. Thank you to advances in technology, Yatzer is able to share with you many stories that allow you to be creatively inspired but mostly, we hope for our readers to be spiritually and individually empowered by the many stories we share including this one.

We all hope to live long productive lives that allow us to feel alive, moved and at times shaken with emotion. Travel, friendships, lovers, family and experiences remind us of the fragility and at the same time, magnificence of life.  We often look ahead as a way to envision what we want out life, but often forget to actually center ourselves on the ground to feel the gift of being able to breathe at this very moment. This holiday season we reflect and congregate as a symbol and tradition to celebrate the same thing, life. In this case, Lauren is reminded of the fragility of life every second of every day and it is her tenacity to cure her heart and connect with all of you that has honored Yatzer with her friendship and her beautiful words we all get to share.

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We cannot think of a better gift that keeps on giving hope to another life, a healthy heart. Designed by Lauren herself, the bracelet is a project to connect, extend and share her story with all of you.
Lauren's heart may be weak physically but this young woman's heart pours strength, love and energy.

To learn more and purchase the Save Lauren's Heart bracelet, go to savelaurensheart or email Lauren herself at savelaurensheart@gmail.com
See you soon in NYC! We love you!

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  • friend
    Ioanna Galanopoulou | 2010-11-25 14:36:35

    'ιf the brain tells you how someone thinks,the heart tells you who that someone is''...Awesome!!! I hope that this holiday season Lauren will 'discover' how many friends she has all around the world,friends that are ready to help her! Special thanks to YATZER for sharing this with us!

  • friend
    Cathy Obidienzo | 2010-11-26 03:33:42

    If you have not met Lauren's Heart, you have not yet fully experienced life on earth.

  • friend
    Lynn | 2010-11-26 04:39:33

    I have known Lauren since before she was born as I was friends and a co-worker of her Mom back in the early 80's. I have been deeply touched by Lauren's story and her courage and strength and upbeat positive attitude. It is truly remarkable and I am so proud of the young women she has become. She is an inspiration to all of us.

  • friend
    Nicole DelVecchio | 2010-11-26 05:53:11

    Thank you so much for all the kindness and time you have put into helping spread awareness of my sisters disease and for your support. Lauren is truly an amazing sister, aunt and person. I am in awe of her strength and determination. I would also like to thank the people who take time to read this and those who also contribute! It really means the world, not only to Lauren, but also to her loved ones.
    With great appreciation and gratitude, Nicole DelVecchio

  • friend
    Paula Jones | 2010-12-01 17:21:44

    I am more than happy to do whatever I can to help Lauren. I've known and loved Thomas for many years and know what an amazingly good human being he is. Unfortunely I have not met Lauren although I did see a beautiful picture of her. No one deserves to have this happen to them but sometimes in the face of adversity comes your true appreciation of life and what you have. I wish her the very best and will pray for her recovery.

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