Braden Markus Custom Link Bracelet
"Long Live Braden Markus"
LLBM bracelet supporting Braden Markus Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Braden Markus Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by Braden's family after he lost his life in Oct 2021. They are on a mission to end sextortion and cyber bullying. Read his mother's story HERE.
25% of net proceeds from this product are donated to the Braden Markus Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund in Braden's name will go to high school seniors who will be participating in an extracurricular activity in college.
Customized Guidelines- Up to 9 characters total. Ex. "#LLBM", Ex. "#LLBM #22". "#LLBM #22 #7" is the default if no customization is entered.
Add a matching Accent Layering Link HERE. (Shown in Yellow/Dark Royal Blue).
*Standard adult size is 6.75 inches, however, each of our wrists are unique in size. To be certain, please measure your wrist; we recommend adding .75 inches to the size of your wrist. Sizing chart also attached. We're unable to accept returns/exchanges on any handmade items.
Link Before You Sink (LBYS) was created to help us find strength by linking with others. Everything broken has the chance to be beautiful again.
When you purchase from Link Before You Sink, you become part of our community. We have 'linked' together 4,500+ clients who needed a reminder to keep going even in the most difficult times.
Watch our founder Jenna tell her story on how we got started.
this a a wonderful reminder of a wonderful kid!
To help us find strength by linking with others. Everything broken has the chance to be beautiful again.
How Link Before You Sink Got started
If you’re human, chances are you’ve been through a dark time in life and felt like isolating yourself from the outside world. Life is full of peaks and valleys and after hitting rock bottom myself, I vowed to find a way to help individuals through tough times to know they’re not alone.
In 2014 my life completely shifted. After losing my father to a long battle with cancer, losing a close family friend, and breaking off an engagement within three weeks, I quit my job and relocated back to Columbus, Ohio from Florida to restart my life.
I was heartbroken, jobless, and buried in college debt; but was desperate to follow through on the promise I left my dad with – that he could pass knowing I would be “okay”. It took awhile to get back on my feet and find happiness within myself again, but I did. I found my strength in “linking” with others. I “linked” up with those who have experienced loss; I “linked” up with friends and family who gave me their support; and I “linked” up with my faith. I quickly realized that one of the most basic human needs is connection.
While riding my bike one day my chain broke. I looked down and had an epiphany: the symbolism of “links” and connection while being broken hit me. I suddenly realized I could make jewelry charms out of the broken bike chain.
And so, Link Before You Sink, “LBYS” was born! Our mission is to help us find strength by linking with others. Everything broken has the chance to be beautiful again.
Whether your struggle is depression, loss, cancer, career, a miscarriage, a bad day – we’re here to *link* with you!
Like a broken bike chain, there’s something perfect about our imperfections. Let’s not sweep them under the rug hiding behind carefully edited social media posts! Let’s pull that stuff out and talk about it! When you’re going through a tough time, it’s vital that we “link” up with people.
Never underestimate the power of connection. No matter what struggle you’re going through, you’re not alone.