In the darkest moments in our life, the only thing that will propel us forward is intentionally giving our attention to those in need.

I learned this important lesson while I was grieving my father's death. The untold words and unsolved issues were a heavyweight that sank me into a deep dark place. In the middle of it all, someone reached out to me to help a little girl named Dani, who needed a life-changing surgery. Her family needed help raising 60k for such a procedure. At that moment, a spark came to me with the idea of creating a character and donating the rights to Danny's family. This way, they'll develop a business that will help raise the needed funds.

The family started the new company selling products featuring the art I created, and the best part was that Danny's self-esteem shifted. She went to be self-conscious of her aspect into embracing the character I've created for her, Dani La Hadita (Dani the fairy). This character was the beginning of my journey into fulfilling my life purpose "bringing happiness through my art and using my talents to change lives."

Since Dani's journey, I've been supporting many causes (human and animal) nationally and in my native Colombia. Now through my company, SoulmatesCollection.com, I'm able to help even more by donating 10% of the sale of each pair of shoes to local rescues and creating the Charity Art Collection. All the profits from the products in this gallery are donated to charity to specific rescue organizations. Thank you for being part of this journey and remember that we are here to shine and do our part to leave this world better than we found it! Isa Zapata

 


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