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Strength Stories

Read the stories shared by people around the world who wear and share Traveling Pendants.

Pendant #1,351 – God Heard My Prayer

I was in disbelief that what I feared was actualized in my reality. “You have invasive ductal carcinoma” or breast cancer. I quickly learned that this cancer had lived quietly in my body for 6 to...

Pendant #1,349 – Trust

I received my pendant from a dear friend. Last year, we were both laid off from our company out of the blue. While we were coworkers, we bonded through this experience, supporting each other and...

Pendant #1,351 – Pull Strength

I’ve been avoiding writing this story for a couple weeks now. So I think, perhaps, I won’t. I’m not ready to call upon the dark memories and struggles that entails the loss of my 4-year-old son...

Pendant #1,351 – We Are Held

Recently I experienced one of the greatest losses of my life. One day she was here. And then one day she wasn’t here anymore at all.  New Year’s Day 2022 was one of the last times I spent with...

Pendant #1,325 – Life After Loss

I lost my husband, Bruce, on December 27, 2023…the kindest, loving man I will ever know. I was given the traveling pendant on his Celebration of Life by Tami Whalen on January 13th. It has given...

Pendant #1,387 – Heavy Heart, But Blessed

2023 was a particularly difficult year. I lost my sister, my bonus pops, a cousin and my 14 year old dog her name was Peanut. My heart is heavy but in the flip side I am so blessed. I have an...

Pendant #403 – God Shining

I loved this pendant. I bought the one with the star, as a reminder of God is always shining on us. God is healing me for the loss of my parents who died one year ago at the same time. I decided...

Pendant #808 – Family Found Strength

“Call me Gonzo,” he said. That’s my dad in a nutshell. He was a zany, bright, and unique man. Losing him suddenly was difficult for us all but my family found strength in each other by keeping...

Pendant #1,008 – Keep Going

When I was 5 months pregnant with my 2nd baby I unexpectedly found out I had triple negative breast cancer that had spread to my liver, lungs, bones and brain. I unfortunately had to terminate...

Pendant #880 – Continuing to Fight

Lydia is my 14-year-old niece. I gave her this pendant as she continues to hike through the mountainous, treacherous journey of Ewings Sarcoma bone cancer. She started this journey in 10/22. It...

Pendant #1,482

My husband had a hemorrhagic stroke March 22, 2023. He is paralyzed on his right side & has aphasia. He is in rehab @ Moody Rehabilitation Institute in Galveston, Texas. He is making small...

Pendant #1,752 – Life as One

Suddenly he was gone, and life changed. No more my love, my husband, the grandfather/Papou, the father/dad. He led a long and happy life but now, free from earthly cares, resides in heaven with...

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