Shirey Keene, Co-Owner
As an owner of Bella Sante' my passion for this business comes from a place deep down in my heart and soul. I began using CBD products and saw substantial change in the way I felt and how my body was able to start moving once again. Over 18 years of surgeries, wheelchairs, walkers and the use of a cane. I felt a true calling to help others the way I had been helped by these products. If anyone knows about pain it is me!
At age 29 I was told I would never walk again, I simply sat down one evening and two vertebrae in my lower back shattered. I was diagnosed with degenerative bone & disc disease.
After numerous back and neck surgeries, I found myself in a wheel chair. During this time a titanium H cage along with neoprene disc's where placed in my back and neck, fusing both locations. As well as taking a vast array of medications, 18 to be exact. Five were class 5 narcotics. They not only shut down my liver and put me on the transplant list & caused a perforation of my intestine for which 8” inches had to be removed. To say I know pain is an understatement. I couldn't hardly get out of bed on a good day, so I gained weight, felt sluggish and depressed, everything I did hurt. I literally spent years in bed hardly moving and living my life through the television.
I became suicidal and truly felt I had no reason to live. I felt worthless as a mother and a wife. With the help of CBD products and therapy, I slowly began to turn my life around. For the last 14 years I fought like crazy to become me again. With the help of CBD I have been able to get off almost all my medications! I am now only on vitamins and a nerve medication along with a mixture of CBD products.
Thank God for natures' medications! I am now able to walk! I have lost close to 165lbs. I also began cycling over 3 years ago. I now ride competitively and to date have done over 17,789 miles! Without the salves, patches, soft-gels, oils and water soluble for pain control, I know I would not be reaching for the stars & helping others to do the same! I have seen what these products are doing for me & other people, and that is why my team and I started Bella Sante' Beauty and Wellness. We want to not only inspire other people; we want to help others obtain their goals with less pain & be the best version of themselves they can be!
Shirey "Shy" Keene
Lynne Hernandez, Co-Owner
One day you will tell your story of how you've overcome what you are going through now! And it will become a part of someone else's Survival Guide.
My story started out with severe neck pain as well as progressive lower back pain. In 2010 I was referred to a rheumatology specialist. It was there that they diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. I was treated with Peroxecam & Gabapentin For the pain and neuropathy. These medications had an extreme adverse effect on my body as they gave me a bleeding ulcer in my stomach.
I immediately stopped taking the medication even though I was suffering through severe pain and feeling extremely hopeless. I spiraled and ended up having extreme panic attacks and severe anxiety due to the overwhelming pain I was enduring.
I pressed forward each day even through the bouts of pain, anxiety and panic attacks feeling helpless. I finally convinced my general practitioner to refer me for an MRI targeting my neck and lower back area. I knew Deep down that there was so much more going on in my body than just fibromyalgia and an ulcer.
My MRI results showed degenerative disk disease and severe bulging disks. I was then referred to a pain management doctor and received deep tissue, and cervical trigger point injections. They guide these injections with ultrasound and a computer into the lower lumbar area. Unfortunately these injections are only good for some relief and for me it was only 2 weeks. I was then informed that I could have them every 4 weeks. These are extremely costly and painful injections and for what? To wear off in 2 weeks! No thank you! By this time I was feeling utterly hopeless and beyond overwhelmed with pain. However like most people, I had a job that I had to keep. Unfortunately, mine is a very active intense and physical job in the medical industry. Unfortunately there was no stopping for me.
Finally I found an alternative to the painful injections and harmful medications. I found CBD! I started taking a daily regimen of oral CBD to create my baseline and using several topical forms for my muscles and joints. My inflammation began to dissipate and I was finally able to control my pain! I am an extremely determined person and I wasn't about to let anything stop me! I was finally able to work, cycle, ride my quads, hunt and even garden again. I finally found my quality of life again. My happy place was back!
This was why along with my partners we created Bella Sante' CBD. With our team of medical professionals and scientists, we have worked hard to create a high quality natural alternative to the plethora of harmful drugs being readily dispersed. I am so proud to be able to offer others and alternative medicine that not only is natural and helps myself, but can help others as well! Some even with the same story as mine. I have even been able to help my pets with our products. By telling my story I hope to help other's in some small way even if it just touches one person it's worth it. I know I have truly been blessed with our products and I encourage you to look for help with your own medical issues by trying our pure high quality tested CBD products. I have no doubt that it will make you whole again and able to live your life with less pain! Love life, be active and never give in!
Kenneth Keene, Co-Owner
I have yet to write my story, but coming soon!