“A Big Heart and Even Bigger Dreams”: Natalie Daoust Needs Double Lungs, So JWLS is Making This Announcement
Bonfield, Ontario, has a population that hovers just around 2,000 people.
It’s also home to Natalie Daoust – a young woman with “a big heart and even bigger dreams.”
Like many people her age – she’s 23 at the moment – Natalie has diverse and eclectic interests. She wants to travel, for example – maybe somewhere in Europe.
Unlike most people her age, however, Natalie is in dire need of a double lung transplant.
Because of cystic fibrosis, Natalie’s lungs – and health – are in crisis.
Right now, her lungs are just barely functional – working at less than 18% capacity for someone her age. And since breathing is so difficult, Natalie has had to forgo things like marriage and having children, traveling and shopping with her friends.
While many 20-somethings around her are checking off their mental bucket lists – graduating college, moving up in their careers, and so on – Natalie doesn’t have these kind of options. Instead, cystic fibrosis has forced her on to a regimen of medication and little sleep (she’s usually able to sleep only at about 3 AM in the morning).
In fact, because of the condition of her lungs, Natalie can’t even participate in vigorous sports activities. Imagine trying to work out if you can barely breathe – it’d be practically impossible. So to get any exercise at all, she must be accompanied by her oxygen tank.
Right now, Natalie is on the waiting list for a double lung transplant (she may also need a liver transplant).
But the cost of this intricate – but life-saving – operation is prohibitive: Natalie needs $60,000.
And if she doesn’t get the double lung transplant?
Natalie puts it this way:
“If I don’t get a transplant, I probably don’t have two years.”
In addition to the double lung transplant, Natalie will also have to move closer to Toronto – putting her nearer to the treatment centres there.
To help this young woman out, Emily Lyons – CEO of JWLS – has decided that for the next 2 months, the profits earned from all JWLS sales will go to Natalie for her double lung transplant.
Natalie has already set up a GoFundMe campaign (you’ll find it here; the campaign has currently reached about $5,000 of its $60,000 goal), but it is hoped that this JWLS initiative will be of further help to Natalie.
So if you’ve been interested in purchasing a new timepiece, now’s the perfect moment to get a JWLS watch. Remember to get your JWLS watch soon – because that way you’ll be contributing to Natalie’s efforts to fight back against cystic fibrosis and receive a double lung transplant.
And if you’re not inclined to purchase any watches right now (or in the near future), then consider making a donation to Natalie’s GoFundMe.
One fashion trend you gentlemen readers might have noticed: more and more men seem to be wearing bracelets.
For a good reason, too: the right bracelet can really make your look pop – adding a dash of the dapper to practically any outfit. And that dash-of-the-dapper becomes more than just a dash when a suave-looking bracelet is paired alongside a stylish watch. Celebrities like Jay-Z and jewelry-flaunting Johnny Depp do it well – and so can you. This quick guide walks you through the different options you have when you decide it’s time (yes, pun intended) to wear both a watch and a bracelet.
A Fashion Question to Ask Yourself
Your sense of fashion and style – it always makes a statement, one way or another. The question you’ve got to ask yourself – before choosing what bracelet to pair with your watch – is what you want your style to say about you. The extraordinary thing about fashion is that there are so many possible things it can say about you. For example, fashion can be used to communicate that you are ambitious; that you are young at heart, wild and free; that you are a meticulous person.
The possibilities are just about endless.
Now, once you’ve answered this question for yourself, you’ll be in a much better position to choose just what kind of bracelet to wear along your timepiece. Making that choice can be influenced by a lot of different factors, but fundamentally you want your bracelet and your watch to complement each other in some way.
How to make that happen?
Here’s a couple of different ways you can match your bracelet with your watch – resulting in a look that speaks to your inner fashion-loving side:
- Matching materials. A watch with a leather band, for example, looks quite elegant alongside a leather bracelet. And a watch with a metal strap band will pair equally well with a metallic bracelet. For a look that’s more on the edgy side, you may want to wear materials that don’t match, such as a beaded bracelet with a metal-banded watch.
- Matching colours. One of the hallmark indicators of a fashion-savvy man is an ability to match colours – whether that’s matching his shoe colour with the colour of his belt or wearing a bracelet with a colour that complements his watch in some way. If you’re going to wear a bracelet with a watch, it’s usually best to match the bracelet’s colour with either the watch’s dial or the strap. It’s also generally a good idea to wear complementary colours, instead of contrasting colours, unless you really want to draw focus on your wrist-game (which might be something you want to do!).
Let’s suppose, for a moment, that you’re in the mood for particularly fine-looking watches to complement your bracelet collection. If that sounds like you, just peruse these rather wrist-worthy watches here.