EDIT: a winner's name was picked out of a bowl today, October 1st, but I wanted to thank everyone who has donated to my mom, both through my drawing and just because you'd heard her story. The HBP GoFundMe drawing raised $560. Thanks again!!
If you don't already know, my mom has Lyme disease. Big deal, just get some oral antibiotics for it, then it's gone, right? NOT EXACTLY! While it can be treated with a month's worth of oral antibiotics, that's only if it's caught early! She was MISDIAGNOSED and it's been UNTREATED for years! What started as a little tick bite has turned into chronic Lyme/late stage Lyme and she's heading towards blindness, along with other debilitating symptoms (please read the full story on the GoFundMe page, written by my aunt). Mom has a port in her chest, with intentions to get 6 months worth of intravenous medicine. She's had one month worth of these antibiotics, but insurance is not going to cover 6 months of this, twice a day treatment that she NEEDS. That's where this GoFundMe drawing comes in! There is a GoFundMe account set up, by my aunt, in my mom's honor. If you donate, your name goes into a drawing to win a family photo session! The details/directions are below:
How to enter:
Donate $10, for your name to be entered once
Donate $20, for your name to be entered twice
Donate $30, your name is entered three times
Donate $40, you get entered four times
...and, so on and so on.
1. Click this link to donate your preferred amount: https://www.gofundme.com/2x24tm-nikkis-lyme-disease-treatment
2. Make sure you don't make your name private on the GoFundMe page
3. Email me, with, "I donated" in the subject line (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Check back on October 1st, to see if you're the lucky winner!
5. The link is here: https://www.gofundme.com/2x24tm-nikkis-lyme-disease-treatment
*If you'd rather not donate through GoFundMe, email me (email@example.com) and I'll tell you another way you can donate
*If you've already donated and you want to be entered in this drawing, just let me know!
Here's what the $300+ value portrait session will include:
•A family session at sunset, to be shot after October 1st, or in 2018.
•30-40 minutes of shooting time at an outdoor location, within about 45 minutes driving time of Poquoson, Va.
•Around 30 edited digital images, plus their black and whites, with a print release
You have until September 30th to donate, then I'll announce the winner on October 1st!
Don't forget to share this everywhere and thank you for reading!
**There will also be a Donna Ulisse concert benefit, in my mom's honor on October 14th! Details are in the image:
Thanks for looking!