How Did The 5280 Mermaid Start?
In 2011, a year after 5 year old Addison was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Sarah (mom) was no longer able to work as a professional model/performer since she needed to be in town to administer Addison’s daily chemo for 38 months. During that time,
friends offered to pay for items the family created. Word got out and soon they were keeping busy selling at local festivals. Sarah, Madelene, 19, and Addison, 17 ( in remission) create all items from scratch.
To follow Addison's ongoing journey, visit him at "Help Addison Kick this thing!" on Facebook.
We are a cottage business run out of our home in Colorado so each product is handmade with love. All our products are prepared in a licensed craft kitchen and may contain or come into contact with Eggs, Fish, Milk, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy and/or Wheat. We can not guarantee cross contamination-free products.
The candles have been created from scratch including label design, sassy names, scrumptious scents and matching colors. I work with my two teens nightly pouring these and they assist with every aspect from creation to finished product.
Kindly forgive any imperfections in the wax and realize that this is a reminder that we are so grateful you are supporting a small family business. Let us know right away if you have a problem with an item and we will do our best to remedy it! THANK YOU!