KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Adult coloring books are popular and relaxing, but a Knoxville woman is also coloring for a cause!
Curled up on the couch, cozy and coloring... Sounds relaxing, right?
Unfortunately, Tammy Galyon is is sitting there because she's in a lot of pain.
She said, "When I was 18, I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease. I had over 10 surgeries before I was 25."
Multiple surgeries and medical issues over many years have left her with scar tissue and digestive issues. "So, I've been fighting pretty much my adult life, where I'll be fine and then I'll be down for a month or two," she said.
Down but not out. Her friends encouraged her to turn her doodles into coloring books. Tammy said, "It gives me something to keep my brain busy."
While art has always been therapy for Tammy, she's taking it a step further and now you can also color for a cause.
She said, "Being sick myself, I know what it's like when your brain is still functioning but your body's not."
While Tammy may be inspired by her own health problems, she said, "I didn't want to choose the charity for everyone, so they get to color in the ribbon that they want."
"I have a good friend at work who just went through breast cancer, and when I showed her the book she actually cried," she said.
She hopes the book itself will put a smile on someone's face, and you in turn can smile knowing you helped another in their fight.
Half of the royalties go to the charity of your choice for each "Color for a Cause" purchase. Follow the attached link.