"I have always thought of myself as tough. Physically able to throw around salt bags, move furniture and basically find a way to make it work." -Tyra Drager
"She is without a doubt the toughest girl and kindest soul."-Whitney Benton
Tyra says she considers herself a positive person but the news of cancer was absolutely devastating to her. She had felt as if something was wrong but wasn't sure if it was cancer again. Our sister company, Boot Rugs, had reached out to Tyra's friend Whitney Benton with Western Couture looking for photography services. To our surprise, we received pictures of a woman with the most amazing curly hair we had ever seen! We had no idea of the enormous battle that this courageous woman was fighting. A few weeks later Tyra posted a video that moved us to tears. All of her hair was gone, but she was more beautiful than ever before.
"Life is tough my darling, but so are you."
We have learned so much from Tyra's journey. She inspires us in so many different ways! We have learned that it is best to face life head on LIKE A BOSS and handle whatever challenges thrown your way with grace and gratitude. Also, from a mother's perspective she has taught us what it truly means to persevere and how much we take our everyday lives and small moments for granted. We know that all moms would have to agree that motherhood comes with many challenges that take all of our energy and strength and it is sometimes easy to get discouraged. Seeing Tyra's passion and love for her family despite her battle has opened our eyes and has lifted us to a place where we want to be better for our families!
We want to be better, be stronger, be TOUGHER, FOR TYRA.