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Sian Winmill, our talented graphic artist, played a pivotal role in the creation of Cheekee Hero. This journey began with a heartfelt encounter between Sian and Lox, a child whose spirit inspired our mission. Despite coming from different worlds, Sian and Lox shared a deep empathy and gentleness that sparked an extraordinary bond.

Sian's gift to Lox was a box of beautifully illustrated red monster cards, each depicting a different emotion. These cards, part of the Monster Conversations initiative that Sian created, are designed to facilitate discussions about feelings and emotions. They proved to be a powerful tool for Lox, who quickly fell in love with the monsters and with Sian's compassionate nature.

From their first meeting, Lox was comforted by Sian's softness and attentiveness, finding her tics "cute." Inspired by Lox's dream of a friendly, kind, and resilient robot, Sian poured her creativity into bringing Cheekee to life. Cheekee embodies the kindness, resilience, and joy of children, guiding us on a journey to discover our inner strengths and joy for life.

Sian, who was diagnosed with Tourette's at 15 while attending St Peter's Cambridge, is an exceptional digital illustrator. She has also been featured on the television program "Living with Tourette's." Tourette's, a misunderstood neurological disorder, shares the challenges of isolation and resilience with childhood cancer, deepening Sian's connection to our cause.

We are incredibly grateful for Sian's dedication and the life she has breathed into Cheekee Hero. Her work and her story are integral to our mission, and we are honored to have her as part of our Cheekee Hero family.
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