Landis’s Story

Landis is the first customer ever to draw and create her own Happy Badger Headbands collection! 

Landis has always had kind words about HBH and sent me a very sweet thank you message on social media, which led to me seeing her posts of her beautiful artwork. It just felt right to see if she would be interested in creating something that would go on a headband and creating something for Valentine’s Day spoke to her since February is significant in her cancer journey. It’s the first time we have taken hand drawn artwork and made it into a headband and we are thrilled with how they turned out! 

About Landis

Hello! I'm Landis, a 39 year old mother of 3, an artist, and a cancer survivor. In November of 2020 I was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia), a rare but curable type of blood cancer. I was treated at the UW Carbone Cancer Center with chemotherapy and radiation while the search began for a stem cell donor. After testing my brother and 8 of my cousins, a match was found and I was able to have a stem cell transplant in February of 2021. I was cared for at the UW in B6/6 by wonderful doctors and nurses for one month while recovering from my transplant. Many of the nurses wore headbands and they informed me that they were made by a local company, Happy Badger Headbands. When my hair started to grow back it was pretty curly and I didn't know what to do with it. Then I remembered those cute headbands and after learning that the company also supports cancer patients, I order a few. They were exactly what I needed to feel good about how I looked and it was great to give back to patients.

Why February?

When Justine wanted to use my art for a headband collection, I was honored. February marks one year since my transplant so this headband release means a lot to me. I am so blessed to be in remission, to be cared for by an amazing team at the UW, to be able to work with Justine (who is a wonderful woman!), and to share my art.

*If you know of someone else who deserves to select a print or collection, send and email and a short description of why to and we will be in touch!*



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