Lacuna Loft is excited to continue introducing some guest bloggers! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Jamie!
Shortly before Christmas, 2012, Jamie Kastelic was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy as soon as the holidays were over. At the time, she was only 33, the wife of a state police officer, and mother to two young boys, ages 2 and 5. Over the next year, Jamie balanced chemo treatments with raising kids and endured a failed breast reconstruction that became life-threatening. She is now happily cancer free and committed to living a chemical free lifestyle. To this end, Jamie began making her own chemical-free, paraben-free, aluminum-free deodorants, body butters, shaving cream and other personal care items. Thanks to the support of her family, Jamie is now an entrepreneur! She launched Spero-Hope, LLC in the summer of 2015 and now sells her all-natural personal care products across the country via her website, and in retail locations throughout the Midwest. What Jamie learned from her cancer survival experience is that opportunities sometimes come on the heels of tragedy.