Saturday, November 27, 2010

Guest Post

A short introduction :)

Hi. My name is Vicki and Amy is graciously letting me do a guest post on Livi's blog. I met Amy in a natural childbirth group when she was pregnant with Livi about three years ago. I feel so incredibly blessed to have found a great friend in Amy. I started learning photography a couple years ago and her feedback and encouragement has been invaluable to me, so much so, that I started my own business. She has this great ability to showcase people's hearts in her photographs and I am sure many of you who are clients know of this talent. I am lucky now that Amy and I have gotten closer and she is one of my best friends. I will do anything I can to help her and her family.

So I am writing to everyone tonight because I want to let you know how you can help the Price family. We all are hoping and praying for a miracle, but we also need to understand the realities of the situation. Amy isn't doing many sessions now so she can be with Liviana. Her income is a large part of the Price family's cash flow. Without it, they cannot pay for basic necessities, not to mention Liviana's supplements, which will hopefully slow the progression of this devastating disorder.

Please don't get me wrong. This is not a guilt-trip. This is a plea for help. A plea to allow this family to spend their days together without having to worry about whether or not they will have heat through the winter. Without worrying about what they will eat. And without worrying about how they will need to pay for a funeral. It would mean so much to me if you could sacrifice your morning coffee or buying the newspaper for a few weeks and instead, give to this family in need. If you are a client, try and buy an extra canvas or other product.

Here is an easy place to donate

If you cannot help financially and live nearby, instead of saying, "I'll help you with whatever you need" or the like, perhaps offer to cook them all a meal and bring it over or maybe even clean her bathrooms. :) If you are not nearby, pass the information about Liviana around to all your friends. The least we can all do is bring awareness of this terrible disorder to those like myself who had never even heard of it prior to Liviana being diagnosed.

Let's help this beautiful angel and her family.


Nicole Sadowski said...

Well said Vicki. I donated what I could for now. I wish more than anything I could come clean the bathroom.

Dotty said...

Great post! Thanks for shedding light for the families needs, I know Amy herself wouldn't have, she is a strong, caring, loving fix it kinda person, I can't do much now, but in a few days when we get paid, my donation will be sent. My love and prayers to them all!

Vicki said...

Thank you both so very much. Every little bit helps.

Kara said...

Thank you so much for allowing me to help! Much love!

Candice and Rob Beal said...

I'm needing to have a address to send the check to. My husband is would rather do it that way. You can give me a business if that would be better for you. I know you dnt want to give a stranger your address. I have lost a child from CDH, his name was JAckson Beal, and soon after had a stillborn, tho nothing like what your going through, it breaks my heart to read what is happening to your sweet baby girl. Its just not fair. My heart really aches for you. If you want to email me with the address its really want to help in any way that we can. Again I'm so sorry and your in my prayers.

Candice Beal

Vicki said...

Sure, I can give you my address and I will bring it with me when I go see them in a couple weeks! I actually don't have their new address yet anyways :)

Liz and Shane said...

I just caught up on your last few posts. I am so sorry. You are in my prayers. Please let me know where I can mail a check to help.

Vicki said...

Liz, could you please email me at charleyv @ gmail [dot] com? I can give you my address. There currently isn't a bank account set up, but hopefully there will be in the future... until then, I am just giving out my address and will make sure any checks get to Amy.