Have you ever been to a bridal shower where the guests are challenged to create a wedding dress out of toilet paper? After a lot of laughter and confusion, the end result is usually quite … well … hideous. The toilet paper rips easily, is hard to fashion, and let’s face it, isn’t really supposed to be used anywhere but the bathroom – unless you are Amber Mills.
Veteran Amber Mills was suffering from multiple sclerosis and unable to work when she heard about a national contest offering $10,000 to whoever could create the best toilet paper wedding dress. Although she did not win, she made it to the final round, and more importantly, found renewed strength and purpose through the project. What she made is unexpectedly beautiful – here’s hoping she puts her talent to the test again next year!