Introducing Lilybart, Creator of AspenRealLife’s New Bear Logo
AspenRealLife has a new logo, and Lily Royer, of Lilybart an organization raising awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis, is the artist behind the bear.
You have probably learned by now that AspenRealLife is all about the incredible locals in our valley, and as we began to further dig our roots deeper into the community and produce featured posts on those people and businesses that inspire us, we moved closer towards Lily discovering her greeting cards made with love through the process of artists collaborating with children.
We first met Lily and her family when our boys were attending the Aspen Community School, a school that breeds independence, free-thinking and confidence in it’s students, and from the moment we met her we were attracted to her shining personality and taken in by the way she took care of her two younger brothers (she also has an older sister).
But it was when we saw her greeting cards being sold in many of the stores in our valley, that we moved in for a closer look and next we knew we were having her design one of her bears for our AspenRealLife logo – we wanted a logo that resonated with our whimsical locally oriented free-form type of blogging, and since we have had intimate encounters with our local bears, Lily’s bear was calling our name.
Living with Cystic Fibrosis
Lily, who is now 16, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis just before her first birthday. Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease which affects every organ in the body. Lungs and digestion are the hardest hit. Lily battles the effects of this insidious disease every day. Each day is a fight for breath and life.
Lillian Bartholomew Royer is fondly referred to as ‘Lilybart’ by her great-grandmother and is the name of Lily’s endeavor to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and to provide access to integrative medicine.
Proceeds from the sale of Lilybart cards buys time for Lily. With access to integrative medical support, we can help Lily beat the odds of this life-shortening disease. Cystic Fibrosis may dictate the outcome of health but Lily’s potential lies with her ability to hope, to create and to find purpose with each day.
The Lilybart initiative has grown to become a thriving company. Lily’s cards are available in stores from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. She has worked with artists in Colorado and Pennsylvania.
This non-profit will provide an opportunity for all children with CF to work with artists, to make something beautiful and to tell their story.
** Thank you Cordivae Collective for taking Lily’s artwork and turning it into a logo for us!