They didn’t know it then, but 15 years ago in their basement pottery studio, Chris Heuer and his wife, Amy Lake, created a symbol.
Heuer had always been a potter. Long before his children were born, American Girl approached him to create a small bird whistle for the company’s Josephine doll. The arrangement didn’t work out, but Heuer decided to continue making them anyway. He had been selling handmade pottery products at art fairs and thought the small porcelain birds would compliment his jewelry collection. Little did he know, years later, they would become a sign of hope for his 10-year-old daughter Helen and the other 65 million people worldwide who are living with epilepsy.