|Krystal Holland, Creator and Owner of Focus Wraps|
Yesterday Krystal Holland, owner and creator of Focus Wraps came over so I could take a peek at her beautiful wraps. She has created some solid wraps, but my favorites are still the one's that have a word of inspiration on them. Such as, Hope, Blessed, Beautiful and Survivor to name a few. She has a variety of sayings and colors to choose from, and she is always creating new designs.
It was difficult for me to make a decision on one, but I ended up with a hot pink bandanna with a silver butterfly and the word Hope across it - my husband's is black with the word Determined on it. (He'll be using his when he rides his motorcycle)
As I sat looking at Krystal's line I realized how versatile they are. My daughter tied one around her waist for a bathing suit wrap, which can also be used as a top. (She's going to purchase a couple to take with her to the beach) You can also use some as a scarf or a shoulder wrap.
I really enjoyed my afternoon with Krystal and I'm extremely excited that she will be showing her beautiful wraps at The Shutter Release Project's October Show.
She is such a beautiful and inspiring woman filled with words of love and encouragement.
Krystal's Story: Focus Wraps was an idea birthed out of my own story of fighting for my life. I have lived with chronic sickness and disease from the time I was the age of 3. I was diagnosed with Kawasaki syndrome, which is a rare disease amongst African-Americans. At the age of 3 this disease almost killed me. By the time I was a young adult I had spent countless days in and out of the hospital from the age of 3-22 years of age due to constant affliction in my body. I married at the age of 22 and gave birth to my first child by age 23. At this time in my life I was dealing with undiagnosed chronic issues going on with my liver. From the years 2005-2009 the affliction in my body tripled, I lost over 40lbs and had legions all over my lungs. During this time I saw over 14 doctors in one year because nobody knew what was wrong with me.
In mid 2007, I was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s disease, and due to chronic liver disease I was limited to modern day treatments. For almost five years I weighed 106 pounds, lost much of my hair due to malabsorption, and I still had to maintain the duties of being a wife, mother, and woman of God. Throughout my life I have had to learn how to maintain a “WARRIOR” mindset in the battle of sickness and infirmity. Covering up my head with hats, wraps, and scarves was what I had to do because I was losing hair and I was too weak to do anything with the hair I had.