About Be Brave Box Founder

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My name is Taylor and I founded Be Brave Box! This is my first business. I’m 16 years old and my dad has been helping me start up Be Brave Box.

I have Chronic Kidney Disease. I was diagnosed in November 2011 the kind I have is rare and genetic. I go to The Alberta Children’s Hospital. I just got a kidney transplant on August 11th, 2015 from my dad. When you get a kidney transplant you can’t go into busy places for six weeks because you are immune suppressed.

I have wanted to start a business for a couple years now but was too sick to start one. Since I was stuck in the house for 6 weeks and love subscription boxes I decided to start Be Brave Box.

I know how hard it is to be stuck in a hospital for days or even weeks or to have to go to a hospital for appointments daily. I also know how much waiting is involved when it comes to hospitals. I wanted this box to become a way for us all to meet others that understand living with a health condition.

There are always going to be good days and bad. I want Be Brave Box to be another good part of life because we just need more good in our lives.

7 thoughts on “About Be Brave Box Founder

  • Hi Taylor,

    I would like to learn more about you and your business. I’m the founder of MySociety. I host gatherings for women three times a year, I think our Fall gathering would be a a great place to feature your story and business. Our Pop-Up Market is the portion of the night where we Sip & Shop through a very special selection of vendors. To learn more about our mission and see pictures from our past Gatherings, please check out our website at http://www.MySocietyCalgary.com

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.


    • I think it would be a great idea! What else would you like to know? I also have business cards that I could send you. I see that this event is for 30+ but if you would like I would love to come and just be able to talk about my business so that is another option. Could you email me at taylor@bebravebox.ca with your response that way I see it faster.
      Looking forward to hearing from you,

  • I love the be brave box! I have been subscribed since the start, and the company has yet to disappoint! The products in the box surely do help and brighten my day!

  • Hi, great idea Taylor. Your reasoning for doing something like this is fantastic. Might I suggest expanding your boz selection to cater for the housebound or indeed hospitalized elderly too. I think this might be something to explore to give your business an even wider audience. Keep doing what you doing 🙂

    • Hello
      Depending on the person I think it would be great for the elderly too! Thank you for your kind message! Have a great day!

  • I’m 41 and have severe systemic lupus. I am immunosuppressed from treatments (on chemo for life) & stuck in bed most of the time. I know that this subscription box was started by a teenager but I want Taylor to know that even us older chronically fabulous patients love getting happy mail & packages. 🙂 I just subscribed and am looking very forward to my first Be Brave box. You are reaching a wide variety of people with this, young lady. 🙂 Be proud!

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