1000 Heartbeats...



Happy Wednesday my beauties!! Some weeks ago, I was asked by Jessica, if I would take part in the 'Heartbeats in the Streets' campaign. It's in honour of a beautiful girl named Lauren. She was 25 when she was told that she would have to face her own death, she had incurable heart disease. Needless to say this changed her life immensely. Jessica followed Lauren's blogs and admired her determination and motivation to make her mark on the world & after reading them, I'm left in admiration to. Lauren got accepted into art school & continued to uplift others despite having to take lots and lots of pills. 
When Lauren got accepted into art school, she began her own project called '100 Heartbeats'. She made small medallions that read, 'My heart beats in these streets' and glued them in her favourite places - wherever they may be. She had a goal of 100 of these medallions in the streets of New York, in hopes that by doing so, her heart would remember the good times and heal itself seeing as modern medicine couldn't.
Lauren made it to day 93 of this year before sadly passing away. Jessica wants to continue this project on in Lauren's memory and help her reach her goal. We would like people anywhere and everywhere to join in and help to gather 10,000 photos of people holding a heart with something they love written on it to raise awareness for heart disease. Jessica plans to gather all the photos together & publish them in a book when enough photos and donations are received. 
I was happy and honored to have been asked to participate in such a humbling and moving dedication to a blessing that was taken far too soon, but left her mark on those who knew and loved her and even on those who sadly never got the chance to. Life is so precious and can go so quickly...how will you leave you mark in? Maybe you want to help Lauren succeed in hers!?! There is no obligation to, but if you felt you wanted, you don't even need to have a picture of yourself, it can just be the heart. I think it's a wonderful idea & hope to see the goal reached & surpassed for Lauren. Maybe even blog about this too, the more that know, the closer we will get to reaching & even surpassing her goal, thank you :)

Have a wonderful day my dolls
Lots of Loves
xoxoxoxox


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If you want to send in a heart, send it to this email:
 heartbeatsinthestreets@gmail.com














{All photos via pinterest, I take no claim to them}

130 comments

  1. It´s quite sad but heartening the story!! Life is really short and we sometimes spend too much time thinking and doing things that really don´t matter that much!
    xxoo
    isabel
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  2. Such a beautiful thought, creative and heartwarming and kudos for participating!
    xx
    Simona

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  3. Wonderful moving story. We should all live as it every day, every hour was our last one. Loving and leaving our own marks of love in everything we touch and touched us.
    I am nearly in tears, but tears of the soul.
    I am with the heart 100%
    I

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  4. Love this post full written with heart full of love :)

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  5. than you for sharing her blog Kizzy! :) She is indeed inspiring.

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  6. Awwww I love this post so much, I seen your beautiful photo on Facebook this morning and was very curious about what this post would entail and I wasn't disappointed!

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  7. What a truly beautiful idea and way to remember Lauren!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  8. Kizzy, this is such a beautiful post. I love that you did this! I want to see that goal reached for her so I'm going to get a photo together :)
    xo Mary Jo

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    1. Ahh..thanks so much, I appreciate it and I know she will have too :)) Bless you xo

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  9. Such a touching story, there are so many people in this world who are struggling for life, fighting with hard disease of horrible living conditions, this life is worth fighting for. I personally belive if God gives us troubles or sickness, it means we are living in a wrong way, we have to learn and try to become better, kinder and wiser. Thank You for sharing such a nice post! It gives food for thoughts!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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  10. Very inspiring post honey, it makes heart warm <3
    Thank you for doing it <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

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  11. What a wonderful way to remember someone with a dream and the ability to handle adversity!

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  12. How beautiful and inspiring, thank you for sharing! I shall certainly try to do some hearts too!

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    1. you're welcome & yes please, I hope you will do some hearts too, it would be a big help :)) x

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  13. I'm so touched.. Life is rude & wonderful in the same time. Great post as usual, love to read you M-C

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  14. wonderful <3

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  15. Hey Kizzy, I've mentioned you on my blog and nominated you for the Sunshine Award.
    Have a nice day and be sure to take part!

    Sunshine award :)

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  16. every picture has its meaning, love them <3

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  17. Very sweet post and lovely picture of you!

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  18. Hi this is a cute nice blog honey .....My name is Marie I am a Blogger based in italy and I was wondering if we could follow each other GFC bloglovin
    Let me know I will fllow back as always! Love Marie.
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  19. This is so touching. It's amazing that she went on with her life, went to school, did what she liked. Lots of people would just give up and wait for the worst. But this is very inspiring :) xx

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    1. Yes, most would give up because we don't know what hard is until we have nothing else but to be strong. Few will have to face this, so it's important to empathize and find understanding and help others when we can :)) Thank you xx

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  20. Sad but beautiful story.
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    1. yes, but we can do something to bring awareness to this cause xx

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  21. What a lovely initiative and way to honor and remember Lauren. Thank you for sharing this!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  22. Wow, she definitely made an impact and left her mark. What an exemplary woman. It's awesome you ladies are fufilling her wishes. You are an angel Kizzy. Gorgeous photo of you. I love the message. This is so beautiful.
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    1. It's important to do, we should always have time to help others x

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  24. I guess I will have to participate, since my heart was operated when I was 20 and I have been lucky enough to have things fine so far. This was an awesome post Doll <3 xxx

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    1. Yes, am glad you have been ok. Am happy you will participate too <3 She will have appreciated it xxx

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  25. What a beautiful post Kizzy. You look lovely and I really love that last quote.

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  26. Beautiful images and beautiful words!

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  27. Beautiful Photos! The first one is my Favorite ,you look gorgeous <3

    kisses

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  28. Replies
    1. I'm just a simple girl....we should always have time to help others :) x

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  29. Oh, this is such a great cause. I will have to take a heart photo this weekend and send it her way!

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  30. Hey beautiful, great pics. ;) Do you want to follow each other? Let me know, follow me and I will do the same. :)


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  31. You look so beautiful in the first pic!!
    Kisses
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  32. Touching story and lovely way to remember her. I think we should always live as if we are not promised tommorow. anyway. Life is precious.

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  33. Beautiful message, although it have a sad story in it, but you have a big heart, my dear friend. I'm going to find something to post about a heart next week and join you. Promised.

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    1. Thank you doll, I appreciate it!! So kind <3

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  34. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful program to participate in! That story was really moving and what a wonderful way to spread love while remembering a great girl.
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  35. Oh really cute pics sweetie! Now I´m following you in GFC and Bloglovin´I hope your follow me back in both!
    xx

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  36. Oh wow, so, so touching and what a beautiful way to keep memories of her and what she lived for alive. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful photo.

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  37. such a beautiful story! i would definitely join this :') thanks a lot for sharing!

    x
    sartob

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  38. I agree. A Lovely way of remembering Her.

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  39. It sounds like Lauren was such a sweet, dreamer of a girl. So sad that her life ended far too soon. Love your picture Kizzy. sparkle2day.com

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    1. Yes. it is sad, but we can help make her wish come true :) Thank you doll xx

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  40. lovely story !


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  41. Aaahhhhhhhhh, that's my heart reaction! Just love this post of lovely hearts and the loving message! WHAT an incredible story about loving the life we have, making our loving mark on the world, and letting love heal!!! THANK YOU!! I needed this deeply inspiring post!! And, I can not think of anyone more deserving to be a part of anything with "heart" than you, Timbarika!! I hope to see and purchase the book when it's completed! I will connect to all the links. xoxo

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  42. Wow what a wonderful way to cherish someones memory. I will try to remember to do this next time I am in front of a camera.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC formerly Dressing Ken

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    1. Thank you, I hope you join in for sure :)) x

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  43. Hey :)
    Your blog is really great-i love it so much. Maybe you're interested in following each other ? I would love it ❤ Pls let me know in a comment on my blog
    kisses, Anna ♥

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    1. Thank you so much...have followed with pleasure <3 kisses

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  44. That is such an inspiring post.
    May Lauren be happy wherever she may be.

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  45. such an amazing tought dear!!! I love the first pic!!
    Have a nice day my doll!

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  46. So sad, and so lovely at the same time... Am glad Lauren found something to live for during her last time on Earth, instead of just despairing over her own fate. She was one of the strong ones, and surely made a huge mark on the world before leaving it! I hadn't heard of her before reading this tho, so now I have to look through her blog too! I wish we could all cherish our time here as much as she did... <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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  47. This is such a sad event & yet quite beautiful because she left such an important take on life & what its all about. I pray she is in Heaven with the angels. Although with such a good heart I am sure that's where she is. :) I want to participate in this as well. Thank you Kizzy love. Xoxo

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  48. Very pretty and inspiring photos :)

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  49. Darling this is a sad but beautiful story!! Life is really short sometimes... May she rest in peace...
    Have a nice Thursday love!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  50. wow very inspiring and beautiful story.

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  51. so precious of a story and the legacy that will be left behind. even more a lesson on enjoying and living life to its fullest in hopes that our life's work will not only live on, but inspire others to live a meaningful life as well. x

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    1. I agree doll, it's a must. We must live a full life and make sure we leave something behind worth remembering and being happy for x

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  52. what a lovely story, like it!
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  53. This is such a beautiful and touching story! What an inspiring woman she was. Hopefully the goal will be reached!

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  54. Love this

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  55. caio!THanx for sharing, is a very emotional story, :)
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  56. The story is sad and beautiful at the same time, my father recently died from heart problems and I am very touched. I hope this project somehow reflects her passion and honored her life.

    Hope you are well,

    xx

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  57. Sad story but beautiful post!! Kisses

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  58. Beautiful and cute selection!

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  59. You are as beautiful as this story and tribute are. I had never heard of this gem, and I'm so happy her legacy is living on!
    Have a beautiful upcoming weekend, my dear! Thank you for the inspiring post and all the great words! xox

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  61. LOVE IS IN THE AIR. nice post ! :)

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  62. Great post dear, I would love to join in too...and I probably will.

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  63. Thanks so much ;), I'm your new follower dear ;*

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