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Jul 14, 2009

Please help me in supporting a wonderful cause

My husband and I have a friend who has suffered from kidney problems his entire life, but in the past several months his condition has become quite serious. When word got out that he was desperately in need of a kidney transplant, his family and friends began to rally together in different ways to help. Several people volunteered to be tested as donors, but for one reason or another no one was a match. Then one day we found out that another friend of ours was finally approved as a match!

Paul had his double nephrectomy (the removal of his kidneys) last week and is doing well, all things considered. His transplant surgery will be on August 4th.

As they continue to move forward with the transplant, many people have been trying to find ways to raise funds for Paul. This procedure and the medication he'll need for the rest of his life are both VERY expensive.

David and I (like so many people) do not have thousands of dollars to donate, but have a great desire to try and help in some way. Recently I read an article about a photographer in England that decided to sell greeting cards to raise money for charity, and I thought that I might be able to do something like that. But since I am primarily a portrait photographer, I did not have a huge selection of non-people images that I could use. Then I thought about the fantastic photographer friends that I have made and their incredibly generous spirits. I put a call out to those that might be able to help, and have been so pleased with the support and willingness to contribute their images.

So that is how "Cards for Paul's Kidney" began, and I hope that we will be able to raise a good amount of funds for Paul. Feel free to visit the blog and leave a comment, purchase some cards, or just look around at the beautiful images.

Please be generous with your giving, and buy lots of cards (remember they never go out of style, never expire, and are always needed and useful). Also, please pass this information along to anyone that you think might be able to help. Post the link on your blog, your Facebook page, and spread the word. All of the proceeds will go directly to Paul, and will hopefully make a difficult time a little bit easier.

I appreciate your support so much!

Until next time... Jami

1 Comments.....I Love Comments!:

Andrea said...

Unrelated, but oh well... I love your new logo!