Emily McDowell Studio
Emily McDowell knew how it felt to be on the receiving end of an awkward "Get Well Soon" card while she was fighting for her life — as she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 24.
"Many of my close friends and family members disappeared because they didn't know what to say or said the absolute wrong thing without realizing it," she said, which is what inspired her brilliant business idea.
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Through her situation, she realized the world was at a loss of greeting cards that just told it like it is — for when you're totally at a loss for words. And that's when the greeting card and textile company, Emily McDowell Studio, was born.
Instead of a "Get Well Soon" card, you've got a "#F-ckCancer" card.
Thankfully after nine months of chemotherapy, Emily has remained cancer-free, and her business has become extremely successful. Click through to see some of Emily's creations.