Hi there, I’m Michelle from Spoonie Sister Shop! About 8 years ago, my life was slowly turned upside-down with the steady decline of my health. There were many years of uncertainty, misdiagnoses, and feeling alone in my struggles. Now I hope to empower fellow spoonies to spread awareness of their chronic illnesses through cute, modern, comfy awareness apparel and gifts!
Along my chronic illness journey I have been diagnosed with Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS), renal Nutcracker Syndrome, May-Thurner Syndrome, Gastroparesis, Dysautonomia, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Intracranial Hypotension, and more.
Spoonie Sister Shop has been an incredible way to turn difficult circumstances into something amazing! There are so many of us with different types of chronic illnesses – yet we are all united in our daily struggles, little victories, and overall health journeys. My ultimate hope is for Spoonie Sister Shop to help those with chronic illnesses feel understood, validated, and supported in their medical journeys!
It’s important to me to give back to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) because of my experiences with rare diseases. It took FAR too long to finally be diagnosed with multiple rare chronic illnesses, and sadly I'm not alone in that circumstance. That's why Spoonie Sister Shop always donates 10% of shop proceeds every month to NORD® for rare disease advocacy + research!
Thank you for taking the time to read about my little shop – and thank you SO much for supporting a small spoonie business!
Love & spoons,