The #1 fan of Ohio Kimono has always been my mom. Over the years of a number of you have met my mom at shows, as she gleefully watched cosplayers from behind the booth. While she was not active in selling, mom was a frequent fixture and cheerful face who loved cosplay and began exploring and developing a love for kimono. Roughly 4 years ago she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. Over the years she has battled cancer, and when her health permitted she would sometimes come to shows.
My mother's cancer is an aggressive type. In the coming weeks, I will be taking time out to visit her. Mom lives a little over 2 and a half hours away from me, so when I visit her I will be out of town for a few days. This will cause shipping delays as I work alone during the virus and have no one to help ship back at the Toledo location. As best as I can, I will still be updating the site and continue shipping orders - it is just going to take a little longer.
Ovarian cancer is a leading killer among women. You can donate to help combat and find a cure to this horrific cancer. If you can spare it, please consider donating to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. Donate To: https://ocrahope.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/ Information: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8037
This photo is of mom, bald from chemo, with me at the 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival in Fort Wayne. It's very likely that my mom does not have long. That said, I wanted to thank you all for your patience in this difficult time.