Living with cancer will change your
life and the lives of your family and friends. Your cancer diagnosis
becomes a point of reference. You hear yourself saying, "Before
I knew I had cancer…" and "After I found out I had
cancer…" and the like. We have all heard these
Some women take their experience and set examples; inspiring those
around her. One such woman is our Jana Rosenblatt aka Ultra
A fourth stage ovarian cancer
diagnosis, while running a successful interior design business,
would have stopped anyone - not Jana. In typical Jana fashion, she
pounced on the internet, asked a million questions, took advantage
of every available resource and cancer support program she could
find. All the while, dashing around Los Angeles looking for stylish
head coverings, wardrobe alternatives, and make-up to replace her
What she found was very
disappointing. Even a highly educated woman, with a MFA from NYU in
Design for Theater and Film, was finding it very difficult to
purchase what she really wanted. As any professional women would,
she needed to look presentable and comfortable with her appearance
while coping privately with her health. Out of necessity, she began
creating, designing, modifying and sourcing alternatives for
herself. The reaction was overwhelming. Our eyebrow-missing-bald-on-top-
sliced-across-the-middle Jana looked fabulous!
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While attending a business seminar
in Seattle, "Peak Potentials", Jana had an epiphany! By
relying on her resourcefulness and the specific skills she honed
during her design career, she had found some creative and unusual
ways of coping with her treatment challenges. Jana had assembled a
catalogue of solutions for dealing with baldness, make-up problems,
fashion alternatives and helpful tips for women living with cancer.
Jana knew she had to pass this
information on to help others in her situation. Her realization was
overwhelming. She couldn't even sleep! Was this the ultimate purpose
for her illness? She had to sort this out. She needed to start right
away but what to do next? As any smart chick would, she called her
One phone call and Mouthie Chick
was in! She was so inspired by Jana's concept; she gathered the
team. Smartie Chick would build the website and run promotions,
Girlie Chick would source and package the products. Sunshine would
run customer service and raise community awareness, Mouthie would
develop the business and Ultra Chick would continue to create,
design and perfect all the solution ideas she was dreaming about!
This experience has been a complete
joy for everyone involved! We hope our efforts bring you closer to
your community, provide positive encouragement, deliver those needed
solutions, and some giggles too!
~ With love from Ultra and the team!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to hear from you!