Updated: Jan 21, 2018
While we were at our very first live event, many people came up to my sisters and I and shared their stories. One that stood out to us came from a fellow champion of sacred stories, Paula. Paula shared her niece Amanda’s story with us. And it stuck with us, and we stuck with Paula so she reached out after the expo to see what we could do together to tell Amanda’s story.
Amanda was a bright light to her friends and family. She was an amazing athletic grad student who used her spare time to volunteer for causes that were important to her. Tragically, Amanda’s bright life was cut short and although devastated by a senseless act, Amanda’s family and friends decided to keep her light shining.
Out of love, they created Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation whose mission is to support mental health, counseling and art therapy; support women who are victims of violence; and support those pursuing a higher education in mental health/counseling. To help them keep telling Amanda’s story and keep her mission going strong, We designed a graphic that captures Amanda’s spirit. For every one of these tee’s ordered, Brick House Sparrows will donate a portion of our profits to Amanda’s foundation. Check out this inspired tee here!