Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Plea

I have found that one of the greatest rewards to having this blog is being able to help a friend in need when the need arises.

Denise and I first met when she hired me to come and take maternity photos just a few weeks before the arrival of Baby Ethan. I have since seen them each year to celebrate his growth and the strength and love of their family. Truly, everytime I am near Denise and Christopher, I am amazed at their love and devotion not only to Ethan, but to each other.

As mentioned previously in this blog, Christopher was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in 2007. He has undergone chemo relentlessly since the diagnosis, and continues to work 60+ hour work weeks. Denise has never once asked anyone for anything, IN FACT, when I make these posts for others, even after Christopher's diagnosis, she has always been THE FIRST to ask how she can help, make a donation, or send a kind word. And now it is our chance to repay her kindness.

Two ways to help: Denise and her friend Amber happen to be amazing graphic designers, and their business Socially Inked has just been launched. I personally am using Denise as my go-to designer with all of my needs, as she is INCREDIBLY talented. If you are looking for the top quality, cutting edge design invitations or birth announcements, contact her. You will not be disappointed.

AND, for my clients only, I will give a 20% discount on the one-time-use fee for digital files when you use Socially Inked for your announcements and cards!

Second, Denise and Christopher's friend Amber has created a website where you can donate. If you can, please help them out. (click here)


(and thank you so much for all the nice emails about yesterday's post :) )

1 comment:

Denise said...

Normally, I am a woman of many words, but today I have been taken aback by the kindness of strangers and love of our friends. Words will never be able to express how thankful we are to have people in our lives that care about us they way you all do.

Thank you, from the bottom of our heart.