I have been living near the beach for over ten years, raising three kids and dealing with a husband who tends to be a bit stinky. Having a mudroom filled with flip-flops and sand has always been a dream of mine. That's where Stynkeez comes in - it came to me while I was trying to bring the fresh beach scent into my house and get rid of the unpleasant low tide smell from the flip-flops. Interestingly enough, my husband and my brother Bryan were the ones who inspired this company.
We all know that dreams can often remain just dreams when life becomes incredibly difficult. To say that my family has faced some tough times would be an understatement. In 2017, my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 47. To all the men reading this, please take it as a reminder to get your PSA checked regularly. Then, in 2022, my daughter was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which we discovered due to some knee pain she experienced during track season. During the osteosarcoma diagnosis, we also found out that she had thyroid cancer. It's quite remarkable how I once believed that the pandemic was the most challenging thing we had to endure.
Thankfully, today both my husband and daughter are doing well and are no longer undergoing treatment. Finally, I am able to lift Stynkeez off the ground and make it a reality. This has been a dream of mine for many years, and it brings me immense joy to see Stynkeez products being enjoyed and bringing relaxation to people traveling to beaches. As a token of gratitude, we are donating a portion of our proceeds to cancer care and research in the Boston area.
So, take a deep breath, let the beach fill your senses, and simply enjoy and relax!