I originally purchased my COURAGE bracelet because I was feeling timid and scared to stand up for myself involving some issues in many aspects of my life. It was causing a good deal of anxiety, which is not something I have battled before. I was feeling quite DIS-couraged and was looking for EN-couragement. The visual reminder of the bracelet helped keep me on track and fairly soon, I was saying what needed to be said and feeling less anxious.
One of my colleagues was diagnosed a few months later with breast cancer. She is very young and with a young son. It came to me right away that she could use the COURAGE bracelet more than me. She is on her second round of chemo now, and has told me she wears it every time she gets treatment or is feeling discouraged.