I am so excited to introduce you to Elise, the creator of Fight Apparel Designs.
Her story is amazing and I admire the way she was able to turn the fight of her life into a business that encourages others.
I’m Elise! I’m 32 + happily married with 3.5 year old boy/girl twins who are Miracles! They were born at 24 weeks + spent 4 months in the NICU. They are doing beautifully now + only have minor issues from their prematurity. My son, Jaxon has Mild Cerebral Palsy + my daughter, Harper had a minor speech delay. They are both in therapy 1X week + God has truly brought them a long way! In May 2015 at the age of 31, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. It was the scariest thing I have ever gone through in my life + I’ve gone through many scary things with preemie babies. I was told that my quality of life would have to be defined. I just remember, my husband grabbing my hand the day we were told I was Stage 4 + praying + crying out to God right in the dr’s office! He said “God we still trust you! You are still good + we know you are the only one who can who can see us through this! I had to make a decision early on to keep my trust in God + stay focused on Him + His promises + that’s what I did! It was not easy. There were days that I could barely walk due to the spots of cancer that had spread to my spine. But we prayed + trusted God for my complete healing on Earth + He did just that!
In September of 2015, I had my first set of repeat scans. The results were miraculous! Where cancer was, it was completely resolved, meaning it was there no more + my main breast tumor had shrunk by more than 50%! I remember, my doctor saying “Healing has defiantly taken place!” We were so grateful + we praised God right in the dr’s office. The night we received the wonderful news that God was healing me, God gave me Fight Apparel! He told me directly what to do! He gave me the designs + the colors of the tees. He told me this is how He wanted me to share with the world of His healing power in my life! So on September 15, 2015, Fight Apparel (Designs) was launched. We started selling tees on September 21, 2015 + opened our Etsy shop on September 30, 2015. All of our designs are original + are inspired by my Breast Cancer fight but apply to us all as we all fight something. The support has been amazing! We are so blessed with the sweetest, most supportive customers AKA Fighties (Fight Apparel followers, customers + supporters). God continues to lead + guide us.
Our number one mission for Fight Apparel is for God to be glorified!
My sincerest prayer is that our apparel + products encourage you to know that whatever your fight in life is that with God you will win! We also strive to give our customers good quality, comfy, trendy + stylish faith based apparel that will allow them to wear their faith so that they themselves can tell of God’s great works in their own lives so that they can encourage others through wearing our apparel. We are so grateful that 75% percent of our customers are repeat customers. We feel that says a lot! Our shop will celebrate our 1/2 birthday coming up + we are just so grateful God is blessing our business the way He is! Can’t believe, we’ve only been in business for 6 months. God has given us big dreams for Fight Apparel + because of Him we are accomplishing great things! My Stage 4, Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence but its a life sentence! I have never ever experienced so much fullness of joy in my life! I’m living my life on purpose + in my purpose. I know that I am finally doing what God has called me to do + its the best feeling ever! I encourage you all to not wait until something catastrophic happens in your life to live your own lives on purpose + in your God given purposes!
God bless you all!
Have I mentioned how much I love graphic tshirts? I Love them!
They have been one of the staple pieces in my closet over the last several months.
I like being able to look down, or walk past a mirror and be encouraged by what I see.
It’s easy to get weighed down by the mundane things in life, or the bigger problems we may face, and these shirts definitely carry a message.
This Be Still tee is my favorite.
They’re also super soft and comfy and I like that I can dress them up or down.
When I had pictures done last week I decided to dress them up…any excuse to wear heels!