Tea for a Cause
Hello friends of BrutaliTeas!
Before we get into how our "Tea for a Cause" works, we must first tell you the story behind how it came to be. We hope you will take the time to read our story to get a better understanding of why this cause is so important to us!
The adorable little guy pictured to the left is Griffin. We were fortunate enough to have Griffin come into our lives back in 2010. He was rescued by my (Courtney) mom and given to us as a Christmas gift. Needless to say, he was the very best Christmas gift we could have ever gotten and quickly had us both wrapped around his paw! Griffin brought us many happy times and served many purposes in both of our lives. He always had a big presence everywhere he went, and he was always a little ray of sunshine that made everyone in his path smile or laugh. I wish there were more people in the world just as sweet and kind as our little Griffin.
In 2014 Griffin was diagnosed with canine lupus and hypothyroidism. He had to go to countless doctor's visits and take multiple medications to control his health condition. Despite it all, he never let it affect his personality and he continued to live his life happily! In the Winter of 2016, we discovered he also developed multi centric lymphoma which is a fast spreading form of cancer. We were beyond devastated to learn the news. We did everything we could to help him fight this battle, while also keeping him as comfortable for as long as we could. We did mild chemotherapy, and I even made a special herbal tea blend for Griffin to naturally try to help him feel better, strengthen his immune system, and assist in his liver function. Believe it or not, he actually enjoyed it!
Unfortunately, despite all of our efforts, we had to make the hardest decision we've ever had to make on January 30, 2017. It was heartbreaking to say the least, but we could no longer allow this awful disease to take over and destroy our boy's quality of life. Griffin definitely took a little piece of each of our hearts that day, and we will miss him everyday. We wanted to find a way to keep his spirit and memory alive, which is why we have created our "Tea for a Cause".
The special blend we have created for our "Tea for a Cause" is inspired by the blend that I would make for Griffin. It's full of ingredients known for being great immune boosters for the body. What's even better is that 40% of all sales from this particular blend will be donated each month to either the National Canine Cancer Foundation, a family on Paws 4 A Cure that is in need of help with treatment for their pet, or to The Volunteer Auxiliary for Animals, Inc.(which we volunteer for), a non-profit volunteer group helping animals at the Northern Ocean County Animal Shelter in Jackson, NJ. We know how difficult and heartbreaking it is to have a pet fight a battle with cancer, and we want to help either find a better cure or help others get the treatment their pets deserve! We also have a soft spot for rescue animals and wish to help them as well in their time of need!
Still with us after all of that reading?? We think you're pretty awesome! Check out our special blend below!
follow our progress on this cause!
We have created a special Instagram account to keep you all up to date on how your contributions have helped others! Please check out our blog or follow us @ griffin.thelovepug for updates!
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Donate to National canine cancer Foundation
Not a fan of tea but want to make a difference? Donate to the cause by clicking the image below! You can also check on our progress!