The story behind the design
Six years ago, my mother passed away with ovarian cancer. My bandanna design – the cycle – is my story of cancer and what it meant to lose my mother at the age of 13.
The inspiration behind this design is that cancer made my life imperfect. The specks are the cancer cells that invaded my life and brought nothing but misery. The four hearts represent each member of my family – my dad and my sisters. We formed a
strong bond around this misery that destroyed our lives, but like the butterfly in the bandanna, we’ve gone through a cycle before flourishing.
CanTeen is a huge part of my life and my personal journey. It is a place where I can relate to others that have also been affected by cancer. We all need support from people who get it.
Zaynah, aged 20