Lori’s Story


I’m Alexis. The Co-Founder of Pretty Strong Cosmetics and Skincare. I’d like to tell you the story of a Pretty Strong  woman; my mom Lori.

In the extraordinary tapestry of Lori's life, resilience has become the defining thread. A woman of unwavering strength, Lori has faced trials that would test the mettle of the strongest souls. Her narrative, one marked by tenacity and a remarkable spirit, unfolds as a testament to the determined human will.

While steadfastly supporting Alexis through arduous leukemia treatments, Lori faced
the extraordinary challenge of maintaining normalcy for her family, which included raising two other children. Her days were a delicate balance of nurturing her ailing daughter, ensuring the well-being of her other children, working full time and creating an environment where semblances of everyday life persisted amidst the storm.

Yet, as fate would have it, Lori herself became intimately acquainted with the relentless
adversary of cancer—not once, not twice, but three times. Her battles were not
mere skirmishes; they were epic confrontations with an unyielding foe. Each
time, Lori confronted the diagnosis with a resilience that became her hallmark,
a beacon of strength for her loved ones.

As the sands of time continued to shift, Lori's journey with cancer persists, a courageous
dance with uncertainty and hope. In the face of relentless challenges, she embodies the essence of being "Pretty Strong”, not just as a brand or a phrase but as a philosophy woven into the very fabric of her existence.

In every aspect of life, Lori radiates strength. Her unwavering courage has not only been witnessed in the series of medical battles but also in the ordinary moments where she meets life head-on with a tenacious spirit. As a mother, she has been a pillar of support, a source of inspiration, and a reservoir of love that transcends the boundaries of adversity.

The chapters of Lori's life unfold with a poignant grace—a narrative of a woman who, despite the storms, stands tall and unyielding. The echoes of her strength reverberate not only in the medical records but in the hearts of those who have been touched by her resilience.

As the journey continues, Lori remains a symbol of Pretty Strong—a living embodiment of courage, love, and a spirit that refuses to be subdued. Her story is not just a recounting of
battles fought, but a celebration of a life lived with grace and an enduring commitment to facing each challenge, no matter how formidable, with a strength that inspires and uplifts.