When the first glassybaby was created in 1998, Lee Rhodes, glassybaby creator and founder, was raising her three small children and fighting what would become a 7-year battle with a rare form of lung cancer. She had endured surgery, countless rounds of chemotherapy, and was searching for a few moments of serenity to escape the fear that encompassed her life. Inspired by the beauty of these elegant vessels, Lee filled them with tea lights and scattered them throughout her home. She found great hope and healing in their color, light and love.
From the beginning glassybaby has been giving back money from sales to charities helping cancer patients. Rhodes met many patients in waiting rooms who could not afford day to day costs like bus fare during chemotherapy. glassybaby has now donated more than $650,000 from sales to charities dedicated to healing and meeting those needs.
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