Love Donna Flora – a Fundraiser for Squinternet Larnia
I am reposting this from a notecard I received inworld. I love Donna Flora beautiful creations and want to let other lovers of her beautiful things know what is happening to her….what can happen to any of us! Please read and show your support, if you can.
I apologize for the lack of a personal greeting. I confess I am sending this to many people. In fact, I would be happy if this were passed on to you from a third party, the point is reaching out and asking for your help..
One of the greatest facets of Second Life is how the many interest groups develop a sense of community, an international family of interest and enthusiasm. Never is that more present than when one of our own needs our help. Right now, Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora needs the support and encouragement of our community.
She has cancer. Breast cancer has metastasized to the bone and invaded her spine. She rallied last summer and had a brief and unexpected remission. It’s back and she is no longer strong enough to create her wonderful jewels and dresses. In fact, she has not been in SL much at all as it is too taxing. She is now dependent on home nursing and has placed her hope in alternative treatment options that are not covered by her national health insurance.
Folks have come together to help raise funds to defray her expenses. A sim has been donated and people are raising their hands to help. I hope you can help, too.
We are looking for designers to volunteer to offer 1 or more items for sale at the Love Donna Flora event from July 25th through August 11th. The first item must be a 100% donation item and the others can be 50%, 75% or 100%. Designers can apply here: http://lovedonnaflora.wordpress.com/designers
Please explore the web site, there are stories and a place for people to send messages as well as a section on our effort to be as transparent as possible.
I know that not everyone can afford to donate. I also know not everyone is comfortable with personal fundraisers. That’s understandable and people should feel no obligation to contribute to the event financially. The struggle against cancer requires money, but it also requires hope and love. Everyone can help with hope and love.
You can lift her spirits and remind her that she is loved by sending Squinternet a message and sharing your hope and concern. http://lovedonnaflora.wordpress.com/messages-for-squinternet/
There’s even a Flickr pool for posting pictures http://www.flickr.com/groups/2255942@N21/