The meaning of the name Evelyn is ‘LIFE’. And what unabashed joy, wonder and sass did Evelyn Faye Roy’s 11-year-old life hold!
In August of 2018, Evelyn complained of severe abdominal pain and was taken to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Tests later confirmed a shocking diagnosis; Evelyn had a softball-sized tumor in her abdomen, stemming from Neuroblastoma, a type of adrenal gland cancer. It was not the kind of news the Roy family expected or welcomed. In that moment, their lives changed forever.
Evelyn underwent several surgeries, tests and hospital stays. She weathered the uneasy feelings of a future that was uncertain and did it with a fierce bravery incongruent with her age. The Roy family and larger community worked hard to support her in every possible way and provided her with an ever-important sense of normalcy in those turbulent times. It was a long journey that ended on February 26, 2020, when our girl passed away, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
“The Best” candle is a collaboration done with the Team Evelyn Foundation. If you knew Evelyn you would know she always signed her name “The Best - Evelyn” so it only seemed fitting she would have have The Best candle. With notes of citrus this candle is bright, joyful, and sunny just like our girl; with a hint of vanilla to show off her maturity. The hint of tie dye done in Evelyn’s fave color teal and glitter lends towards her happy demeanour.
All funds raised from the sale of this candle will go towards helping families journeying oncology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
$10 from each of “The Best” Candle sold, will be donated to the Alberta Children’s Hospital!
I cannot tell you what an honour and pleasure it was to produce these candles! As Heather mentioned, they were carefully crafted with each of Evelyn’s things she loved! We hope that you will love your candle and encourage you to share and tag your photos of “The Best” candle on social media!!
Size: 10oz in a reusable glass
Scent: Orange, Grapefruit and Vanilla. The candle is made with a blend of high quality fragrance oils and essential oils.
As each candle is hand poured, they will vary slightly in design and colour pattern.