Dakota's Army Charity Fundraiser - Orange and Turquoise words - Women's Knit Stretch Headband - Childhood Leukemia Cancer Awareness


$2 for every headband sold (of this design/listing) goes directly to Dakota and her family.

This headband is made of soft stretch knit jersey fabric. Perfect for working out and everyday wear! Machine washable, air-dry only.

{each individual headband appearance will vary due to fabric cuts}

All of our headbands are made with slightly different knit fabric, some are made with softer stretchier fabric, some with more durable fabric (great for running outdoors) but all give a 4-way stretch to fit comfortably.

Dakota's Story: "Everything in our life so far has been by design.. No matter how we try to navigate and plan.. The course always changes.. I was working at a small PT practice and I just so happened to be covering for a coworker at another location.. I pulled up that Friday morning and as I walked towards our building I noticed a large piece of metal in the outside lawn.. (Later to find out it was our air conditioning unit). Kodi popped up out of it.. We locked eyes.. smiled.. said good morning.. And when about our days professionally.. He came in at one point asking to use our receptacle.. I had no idea what he's was talking about and I was kind of caught up in his southern twang.. He then said outlet.. I asked my boss.. he gave the okay.. And that was the most we spoke all day despite making eyes through cracked doors.. The next day I was still thinking about him so I looked up the company name I remembered seeing on the van outside the office.. No website.. small shop.. just a number.. After 2 hours I convinced myself to call.. I left a voicemail stating what he looked like and if he was single to give me a call.. (I'd never done anything like this in my life) He called three days later.. I screened the call because I was mortified.. That night we talked for 3 hours.. He came over that weekend.. And we've been together ever since.. We married in September 2017.

We found out we were pregnant in December.. We lost the baby on Christmas.. 42 days later I still hadn't resumed normal bodily functions.. I took another test.. Pregnant again.. Then.. They couldn't find Dakota's heart beat.. This was again on a Friday.. They had given us the medication to help the body along with the process which we didn't take.. Instead we asked for another ultrasound .. My medical procedure was scheduled for that Friday at 6am That Thursday at 9 am.. No heart beat.. That Thursday at 3pm There's her heartbeat She developed great.. Everything was normal.. I ran up until 6 months pregnant.. Then just worked out at home every day up until delivery along with treating patients.. Labor and delivery was quick She was born with a full head of hair and an extra thumb on her left hand.. Absolutely perfect.. Developmentally she was always ahead of the curve.. Rolling at 3 weeks.. Standing at 2 months.

We were looking at buying another home and expanding our family, up until April 24th, 2019 I was working a half day. My mom brought Kota to the office so I could take her for her 6 month well check up.. The check up was going great.. Passing with flying colors Until the low grade fever.. No shots.. I chalked it up to teeth.. Then the small purple specs you could barely see along with three tiny bruises on her right arm and leg.. Sent us on our way for blood work.. Preliminary blood work an hour later was normal.. Two hours later while at home playing with our feet and eating pears.. The pediatrician called and said we had to get the emergency room right away as something was wrong with Dakota's blood. Three days of anxiety.. the worst fears coming to light.. tubes.. bright lights.. blood.. beeping.. B cell Acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Our hearts were shattered to say the least.. We began treatment immediately.. And here we are.. 7 weeks in.. Chemotherapy every single day while in the hospital.. Hospital stays are 4-6 weeks long With 1 week or more at home depending on her body"s recovery.. We will be going through aggressive chemotherapy for the next 6-10 months.. If she responds well.. We may be able to continue with chemotherapy for at least another year in outpatient.. She will not be considered cured until the day after her fifth birthday.. I will be officially resigning from my position as a PTA in the next few weeks as I have become Kota's full time caregiver.. We have left our room and resided in my parents home for the visits we are at home as most of our days will be in the hospital.. Kota is doing okay.. Chemo makes her sick and very weak.. But when she's not going through it every day she's very much her old happy mobile self.. Shell be 8 months old tomorrow.. And we're just praying God let's her live to see 109.. We ask for prayers always.. The more of us standing together.. The better chance we have at winning and saving Dakota's life."

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