Hi! My name is Emma. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I chose my shop name. On January 25, 2013 I became the mom of the most beautiful little boy in the world. He is everything to me. Unfortunately, immediately following his birth, my health suddenly declined and I went into renal failure and was slowly dying from internal bleeding & a “white out” because my lungs were filled with so much fluid (apparently due to pneumonia). I was in a coma for about 2 weeks before I started showing improvement. I was diagnosed with a disease called Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, which I received a chemotherapy called Soliris (aka the miracle drug) to help get my kidneys back on track. The disease is very rare and most people with this disease don’t survive their first “episode” but I was exceptionally lucky. I was so fortunate to be around such a great team of doctors at the UW Hospital in Madison, WI. They called me their miracle! I was still very sick, very tired, and needed to re-learn how to walk & use fine motor skills but after all that I was ALIVE. After finally being discharged from the hospital, I found that making jewelry greatly improved my dexterity and it was something I truly loved doing. So here I am now, with my very own Etsy shop, selling my creations under the name “Modern Day Miracles” and spending all my time with my wonderful husband ans sweet little boy – LIFE IS GOOD.
Handmade Jewelry by Emma Calhoun www.EmeraldPine.etsy.com