Name: Stephanie and Ember Ragsdale
Title: Store Manager
Fundraising Goal: $2,000
Why are you participating?
Stephanie - Stephanie is thrilled to be a 2018 Big Wig. As the Manager of Yarid's Shoes, a small specialty store, Stephanie has had the privilege of working closely with her clientele for more than nine years. One staggering constant is the number of customers who have battled breast cancer. Seeing your stylish customers who love beautiful things now battling cancer, often coming in for a pick-me-up after chemo or radiation, sure hit home. It was five years ago that Stephanie's own mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis rocked their family to the core, and it is what drives Stephanie to make a difference today. Thankfully we now celebrate Stephanie's mom as being cancer free!
Stephanie lives in Roanoke with her husband Daniel and their three rescue dogs, one of which is a fellow BigWig!
Ember - What an inspiring girl! If you could meet Ember you would agree she is definitely a "Big Wig" kind of girl. Ember was rescued after an extended stay in the local pound. Little did we know, this "character building" would help save her life in the days to come. Ember is a very high energy, very headstrong but loyal 5 year old pup. After what was thought to be a knee injury last March, Ember was diagnosed with cancer and a left rear leg amputation was performed in an effort to save her life. The amputation was then followed by 6 rounds of chemo. While we all were devastated to learn this news, Ember never let this reality slow her down. Ember is now cancer FREE! Regardless of the type of cancer, Ember wants to be part of the CURE! AND, pink looks great on her!!!!