Emily Austin of Emily Untangled strikes again with her call to action of the “Beauty Brigade”. The goal of this team of women is to offer up a day of care and nurturing to one who gives of herself without expectation: the Givingest of Givers. This team of West Seattle business owners inspired by Emily included Wendy Peterson of Style by Wendy, Marian DiPerna of Horizon Massage Therapy, Dawn Bly of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Kelly Barrett of Stella & Dot, Sarah Horner of Rodan + Fields, and Lifestyle/Storytelling Photographers Sadie (+ Diwas) of DIWAS Photography. We pooled our services to give back and reached out to others for a gift bag of awesomeness (Sarah Horner with Rodan + Fields, Morgan Sontag of Breakfree Therapy and Coaching and others!)
The nominations were strong, heart-felt and reiterated the essence of what we know of our community. West Seattle is comprised of strong, caring, compassionate women AND those that are thoughtful in communicating and recognizing the power of love and service to others. It’s really a beautiful thing… yet challenging when you have to choose only one story, only one person to dedicate a day of services to. This day of giving was dedicated to Hallie.
Hallie is a phenomenal woman who stands strong and proud and powerfully by her partner/husband Jeremy (of about 20 years!). Two and a half years ago, Jeremy was diagnosed with ALS – one in 6,000 people are diagnosed with ALS a year. Hallie has remained steadfast, often acting as Jeremy’s advocate as well as his nurse and caregiver. She has continued to work her job to provide a stellar quality of life for her love, and has also coordinated compassionate care with friends to help with daily care routines so he can live a life that fosters creativity, spirit, humor, music and Star Wars. She keeps him in good spirits and organizes his friends’ visits to keep him active in his own circles.
Hallie and Jeremy worked together to coordinate a day that would be dedicated to Hallie being able to receive care, and to be the focus of the love and attention of a handful of business owners… much to her unease! With massage followed by mimosas, personal styling, hair and make-up… she was ready for her close up. We are so honored to be a part of this day of giving, and so appreciative to be allowed into this sacred time of your being Hallie and Jeremy. Thank you for welcoming us into your life and home.
For those who are interested in knowing the story of Hallie and Jeremy more, check out there new and frequently updated website : https://dangerfieldnewbymusic.com