Fanny Pack designed by Elya Stumbaugh inspired by Ava Blaser
Fanny Pack designed by Elya Stumbaugh inspired by Ava Blaser
Fanny Pack designed by Elya Stumbaugh inspired by Ava Blaser
Fanny Pack designed by Elya Stumbaugh inspired by Ava Blaser

Fanny Pack designed by Elya Stumbaugh inspired by Ava Blaser

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Get with the trend with this lightweight bag that includes an adjustable strap to fit any waist while lying flat against your body. The back panel is made to protect from wear and tear and is easy to clean. It also includes a back zipper, an inside zipper pocket, and 3 cardholders. It also features an adjustable handle with a clip and a liner with an inside divider for organizing. Make it pop with your designs!

.: 100% Polyester
.: One size
.: One-sided print
.: Black lining with inside divider

Elya Stumbaugh

Instagram: @awildintrov.art

“The Love That Keeps Us Going”

Ink and watercolor

Artist Statement: Ava was first diagnosed with kidney cancer when she was three, and then again several years later. Dancing has always been one of her passions, but her doctors were not sure that she’d be able to dance while her treatments took place. However, with her determination and the support of her friends and family, she was able to dance all the way through them.

This piece is called “The Love That Keeps Us Going.” The various figures represent Ava dancing through the different stages of her diagnosis, treatment, and remission. The ribbon that winds through the figures represents both the Love of her support system, and her Love for dance.

 

Inspired by Ava Blaser

Chicago

@ava_blaser

2x Survivor. Stage 5 Bilateral Wilms tumors

I was diagnosed with Stage 5 Bilateral Wilms (a form of kidney cancer) on Father’s Day 2011. I was just 3 years old. I relapsed 6 years out of treatment in January 2018 when I was 10. I’ve been dealing with cancer and its side effects my entire life. I really don’t remember life before cancer. It’s all I know.

 

My relapse was hard. At 6 years out-of-treatment, it wasn’t expected with my type of cancer. This time I was old enough to know what was going on and I knew what it meant- I was in a fight for my life.

 

I’m a competitive dancer and despite my harsh relapse protocol, I continued to dance and compete throughout treatment. It wasn’t something my oncologist thought I’d be able to do but she knew how much it meant to me and she allowed me to continue for as long as I could- which ended up being the entire way through chemo. It led to me being able to share my story, raise awareness and be a voice for childhood cancer. And in hopes of making a difference in finding a cure, I started a campaign with my older sister, to raise money for Wilms Tumor research.

 

Through my battle, I have learned we must appreciate the little things in life because they can be taken away at any second. No one knows what the future holds. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. We must live in the moment.