Tabitha Andrist

Tabitha Andrist

Tabitha was diagnosed in 2008 at age 31. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Chad, for 12 years. They have a son, Jacob, who is 5 1/2 (he will tell you how important that 1/2 is). Tabitha found her lump during a self exam. She underwent a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation. She tried to keep life as normal as possible for her little guy. She maintained a positive attitude throughout her treatment with the support of her family and friends. She has learned it’s the little things in life that make you smile and help you enjoy another day.

Tabitha’s piece is a jewelry armoire. Her grandmother gave her the armoire to paint for the Rare Chair. Several weeks later, she passed away. Butterflies represent new life. Tabitha likes to look at life after cancer as a new life. The butterfly painted on the armoire was designed by Tabitha. It is a slight variation of her Survivor tattoo.