My name is Lynn Kiefer. My business is Kiefer Health Solutions and my passion is children’s health with a mission of educating and empowering parents. My husband, Michael and I are proud parents to 5 children, 3 biological, 2 adopted, both special needs. I have been blessed to have been able to stay home with my children.
I fell in love with Shaklee products for the health and safety of my family. Because the company had such integrity, I decided to partner with them and start my own health and wellness business, part time. Fast forward 5 years and 2 adoptions and we have decided it would be beneficial to have Michael home to help with the most important job of raising our children to be morally responsible in a loving environment that fosters a missionary spirit.
We have helped many professional women start their own business as a “plan B” and are working to get them to move their business to “plan A” so they can stay home with their families as well. We are looking to expand our business into China (we have a vested interest there!) and are looking for families with connections to join us in this international business venture. My new mission involves helping moms (and dads!) stay home with their children, while keeping with a gratuitous spirit.
AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.
I was introduced to AdvoCare by a nurse who was giving me B12 shots for energy. I had been receiving shots because of a deep tired and exhausted feeling that I couldn’t seem to shake. She gave me a Spark sample and told me to add it to my water and drink it. She said it would give me mental focus and energy without a crash. SO I tried it, and could not believe the difference. The pep in my step returned and I actually dance around the kitchen, much to the eye roll of my kids,
but Hey! I am feelin’ good.
My hubby and I decided to try more of the AdvoCare products, we did the 24 day challenge. During that first challenge my husband lost 15lbs and I lost 10. We feel younger and are healthier than we have been in years. We continue to meet new weight loss and fitness goals and are excited to be apart of the AdvoCare family.
We would like to donate 10% of our internet sales from August 27th to 29th to New Day Foster Home.
I have been a part of the adoption community for a long time, nearly ten years in fact, but as you can see from my photo, my adoption community was all about the furry kind of kids. Four years ago I was touched by adoption, children this time, but not my own. My cousin and his wife were in the process of adopting a little girl from China with special needs (club feet and hands), and his wife was blogging about the process. I followed the blog with some interest, but the moment she (Annie) posted the video from “Gotcha Day” I was blown away. We’re talking choking sobs and tears streaming down my face – I’m pretty sure many of you readers can relate!
Over the years, I have followed the progress of my cousin and his family and their new addition via Cornbread and Chopsticks. A couple of months ago, I saw that they were adopting again – YES! Another little girl with special needs, this time an eight year old with CP (cerebral palsy). But they were needing more financial help this time around. I thought about it for weeks – what could I do? How can I contribute? One day I came across a site GoFundMe.com that helps individuals fundraise for all sorts of reasons, and I thought why not use this site as a tool to fundraise for my cousin’s family? I contacted Annie and asked what she still needed for the adoption fund – $18,000 is what she said. Hmmm…. say again?! I had no idea adoptions were so expensive! I decided that my motto would be “Go big or go home” and I set my donation goal at $10,000. Three weeks later, I have raised over $1600 to help bring Annie and Chris’ daughter Xiaomeng home, but I am not done yet.
I conceived of ‘Until Every Child Comes Home’ over the course of a weekend, when I decided I wanted to design and sell a tote bag to support my cousin’s adoption fund in addition to the GoFundMe page I set up. My goal with this bag is to not only give financial support to my cousin’s adoption fund (all profits go to their fund), but to spread the word about adoption – China specifically – through this bag. My hope is that this bag becomes a conversation piece for the user. A way to engage the world around them about the importance and joy of adoption. In the future, I hope to continue to offer financial assistance to other families in financial need for their adoptions.
Please join me in spreading the word about adoption, and helping a wonderful family bring their little girl home.
Until every child comes home. Adopt.
And, as always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!
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