Hi everyone! My name is Nicole. In writing—and in retrospect—I am not much different from any other 22-year-old you know: I go to school, I go out with my friends…I enjoy the simple things in life. I love to read and write, and I aspire to be a teacher one day. The only thing that makes me a little different is that I am a Stage IV Cancer Survivor. I fought every day for six months to keep my life. Although this was my own personal battle, I never fought it alone. I had an army of friends and family behind me. I had SPIES Clothing behind me. My personal army had all of the best soldiers in it. SPIES Clothing is more than just clothing. SPIES Clothing actually cares. SPIES lets you know that you’re not alone… ever. SPIES lets you know that it’s okay to be okay, even if okay isn’t great. SPIES fights with you and for you. SPIES never lets you give up hope—even on your darkest hours and days. SPIES is a light for you during those dark times. I never had to tell them my story (it spoke for itself), but that was the beautiful part: I didn’t have to. SPIES was there whether I chose to open up or not. My battle was never just my battle. They made it their own too—they make everyone’s battle their own. It doesn’t matter if you’re battling cancer, or if you’re just having a bad day, they’re there for you. SPIES picks you up when you’re down—literally, physically, metaphorically, however you choose—no matter the obstacle you face. No obstacle is too great for them. “You’re never alone,” it sounds like a broken record being played over and over again in your head, but SPIES changes that played out tune into a brand new song. They show you that you aren’t alone. They take the words and turn it into actions, and for that I’ll be forever grateful. One of my favorite quotes is: “Times are hard now, but they won’t be forever. If all we ever had was sunshine, all we’d ever have is deserts.” SPIES proved that to me. Support People In Every Situation. Always.