Patient Stories

NF1 Patient Elana Loftspring: Making a Difference


Dr. David H. Gutmann and Elana Loftspring

This isn’t the first time we are reporting about the hard work this extraordinary young woman is doing to make a difference in the lives of individuals with NF, and I doubt it will be the last. Several weeks ago, members of the Washington University NF Center had the pleasure of meeting with Elana and her parents, and hearing about her new venture to encourage donations to support NF research, outreach programs and clinical care.
Through her business, Quackncreations, Elana creates wallets made of duct tape and sells them on Etsy at $20/wallet with free shipping. Each wallet is meticulously hand-crafted and features three pouches, one zip-locked coin pouch, six card slots and a separate ID slot. Customers can choose from a wide variety of colors and patterns, ranging from houndstooth and argyle to bacon and mac n’ cheese.
The wallets are not only durable and fashionable, but they also support the NF community. Elana donates 40% of the proceeds to support work being done by the NF Network to help individuals living with NF1. Place your order today on Etsy! Many thanks to Elana and her family for continuing to support NF outreach and care!