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So Appreciative!

Hi Drawn from Valor family!

This is just a quick note to say we are so grateful and we appreciate you! This month we reached Drawn from Valor's fifth birthday. We could not have done it without you!

  • Five years of empowering kids and grown-ups to be the bosses of their health.

  • Five years of partnering with caring people like you to help kids and families dealing with chronic mental and physical illness know they are not alone and there is always room for hope.

  • Five years of creating award-winning and inspiring animations and digital resources like Kara and the (Not So) Dire Beastie, Adventure Castle: Quarantine: Trapped in the Lab, and Connecting Hearts.

  • Five years of being a home for content creators, artists, and animators with passion, heart, and humor.

You have helped us reach these milestones.



We launched a store!

In honor of Drawn from Valor's birthday, we launched a merchandise store! Now you can bring home mugs or notebooks that proclaim you the boss, cuddle with your favorite Empowernaut character, curl up with your favorite Kara and the (Not So) Dire Beastie characters in a plush blanket, and more. Shipping is only $5 and all proceeds benefit DfV.


We have more fun news to share with you about projects like the Empowernauts and Adventure Castle, as well as other behind-the-scenes fun at Drawn from Valor, in next month's newsletter. Until then, as always, you are in our thoughts; you are not alone, and, if you need to know someone's door is open, mine is.

Be well.

Ever warmly, Susie

P.S. If you need more than warm thoughts, here are some great resources:

  • CRISIS Textline: Text "Home" to 741741.

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-823-TALK (800-273-8255).

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-823-TALK (800-273-8255) Press 1 or Text 838255

  • Inclusive Therapists: "[Inclusive Therapists centers] the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the LGBTQIA2S+ community. [They] honor the full neurodiversity spectrum & advocate for mental health care accessibility for people with disabilities/ disabled people."

  • LatinX Therapy: "Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 with the mission to de-stigmatize mental health in the Latinx community. [They] have expanded to become a bilingual podcast and national directory to find a Latinx Therapist (98% of [their] directory are Spanish speakers)."


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