Hello! My name is Katie Oshins, and I am the founder of KObracelets.
Eight years ago, in third grade, my class read the book, The Lemonade Club, by Patricia Polacco. In the story, a student suffers from leukemia, and the entire class rallies around her, making her struggle a little less lonesome. At the same time, my cousin, Laurie, was diagnosed with lymphoma and unfortunately passed away from it just two years ago. Having always loved creating with my hands, I designed and sold a line of duct-tape bows and raised over $800 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Seven years later, I’ve designed and crafted KObracelets to help “knockout” cancer. A substantial step up from duct-tape bows and headbands, KObracelets are chic, high quality, and will stand the test of time. When I’m not completing schoolwork, playing tennis, or playing piano, you can find me in my studio, well, my living room, creating KObracelets. Thanks to twelve seasons of Grey’s Anatomy (hello McDreamy), I was able to make and sell over 600 bracelets so far!
This past year, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Experiencing firsthand the effects of cancer on my mom and our family proved not only how my mom can persevere through any battle, but also how prevalent cancer is in today’s society.
As a young woman in the making, I know how important it is to leave a positive footprint on the world. So far, I have raised over $10,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital selling KnockOutbracelets, but I need your help in order to really make a difference. Thank you for visiting, and don’t forget to SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!!
Las Vegas, NV