Before 6-year Cailee Herrell goes blind from a rare genetic disease, she created a Bucket List of things she wanted to accomplish. One of them was to create her own fashion line.
With help from the folks at FabKids, Herrell, who was diagnosed with FEVR at age two, got to experience each step in the process of designing and producing clothes from conceptualizing the designs, selecting the colors and releasing them to sale.
The result is a very adorable line of three t-shirts that shows Herrell’s optimistic and uplifting spirit. Herrell is already one step ahead of the inevitable outcome of her condition. She has already started learning braile and age 3, she started learning how to use a can with an orientation and mobility instructor. Brave and Tough Girl, she is!
And quite fitting of her personality, the empowering T-shirts have phrases like, “Girls are tough,” and “Brave” on them. Another has hand-stitched emoji patches – all of Cailee’s faves on it.
Here are some of the items on her list, including those completed, and those yet to complete!
1. Sand Dunes (Completed)
2. Sea World (Completed)
3. Beach (Completed)
4. Disneyland (Completed)
6. Horseback riding
8. California Redwoods
9. New Mexico Hot Air Balloon Fesitival
10. New York Fashion Week
12. Cooking classes
13. Crayola Factory
14. Hershey Chocolate Factory
15. Art Classes
16. Braille Camp
Very nice! Good luck, Cailee! She really is brave and inspiring!