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Thursday, October 29, 2015

ENTER: Evian Facial Spray´s Bon Voyage Sweepstakes!


Learn About the Brand
Evian ®Natural Mineral Water’s journey starts as rain and snow high atop the French Alps after which it filters for over 15 years through glacial rock and sand to a deep underground catchment just outside the town of Evian-Les-Bains, France. The water contained in the spray is tested 300 times per day to insure quality and the consistent unique mineral content—guaranteed to be the same year after year—canister to canister. No other water has the same mineral content.

Evian Facial Spray was originally introduced in France in 1962 at the request of doctors for use on burn patients. It was the first facial water spray in France and was introduced as the first facial spray in the United States in 1978. Because of the current world-wide awareness of the Evian brand name, and the 37 year efforts of the USA exclusive distributor (The Wilkes Group Inc. in Old Lyme, CT), Evian is the only facial spray to be carried by many prestige retail groups including Nordstrom and Sephora. It is also offered in many luxury resorts and hotels such as Four Seasons.

The French Government has extremely stringent standards for approving mineral waters as suitable to drink. Evian Facial Spray is the only mineral water spray in the USA to contain such a water and the only one with a companion drinkable bottled mineral water. Worldwide, the Evian brand can be found now in over 120 countries.

The Wilkes Group was founded in 1976 and has distributed Evian Facial Spray since 1978. The company is focused primarily on prestige distribution at retail and luxury resorts/hotels that buy the product as a room, cabana, or poolside amenity.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

End Stage Renal Failure

This post has been a post I've been dreading to write. I knew I had to write it sooner or later, but I've been sitting on it because it didn't seem real... Until now. On August 13th (the day after my birthday) I got the worst news I've ever received. And maybe I'm being a little dramatic it seems but being told you have End Stage Renal Failure due to your diabetes and that you need a kidney transplant isn't something you ever want to hear. I know my diabetes hasn't always been in the greatest control, but I've always tried. Why me? That's all I keep asking. This isn't fair and life isn't fair. I know other diabetics who are worse off then me and they aren't going thru everything I'm going thru. But I have to suck it up and get thru this, not only for my kids but for myself. 
So let's fast forward a couple months til now. I have seen so many doctors, and even the transplant team. My brother, sister, and cousin are all going to be tested. But in the meantime I have to get a PD cath placed in my stomache next Monday (Nov 2nd). All I keep thinking is this is way too much, way too soon. I'm not ready for all of this, but I have to be.
So here starts my journey with PD. I will try and update my blog as much as possible.
Crossing my fingers all goes well and that someone is a match.
If any of you have any advice or anything please let me know. 

Xoxo Shannon