Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Art for Archer

The military community is small - 
and strong. 
You're constantly moving and your husbands are constantly deploying ...
 your friends become your family, away from family.
We stick together. 

So when a friend of a friend recently posted that she needed our help for a Charity Arts & Crafts Auction -- I knew I had to do something! (and I know that you'll want to help too!) You see, her son was recently diagnosed with a terrible genetic disease called Peroxisomal Biogenesis Disorder. "PBD's are rare, genetic, metabolic, and fatal disorders that affect all body systems." You can read more about Archer's heartbreaking story here.

I can't even begin to imagine the heartbreak she must be experiencing! But I just LOVE that she's funneling her sadness into something wonderful.
On October 20th, she's holding an Art for Archer event in order to raise money for those sweet PBD children! She writes, "Finding creative outlets to channel my heartache has been essential to me.  AFA will showcase some of my photos, crocheted items, and jewelry, as well as that of my children. Through the process of taking photos, or crocheting a hat, or beading a bracelet, I have found a way to do something for Archer. In a way, I feel I can turn an ugly disorder and heartache into something beautiful. Maybe it will become a felted flower for a little girl's headband, or a photo of a perfectly white pigeon glued to a note card. But however it changes, I can make it beautiful for him and for the other children that share his disorder. I can do something. I am asking that you do something too."

Please read more about the event (and their story) here.

I'm planning on sending a big box of homemade goodies to donate -- and my prayer is that you'll send something too! Maybe you're a very talented photographer? Maybe you LOVE to make all things with ruffles, but you only have boys!? (oh wait - that's me!!) Maybe you sew aprons, or tote bags or decorate adorable onesies?! Maybe you paint? Whatever it is - I hope you'll whip up something and throw it in the mail! Just ONE thing has the power to make a huge difference for this sweet family and others affected by this terrible disease!

 Do you have any questions? Want to donate?
Leave a comment below!
Or you can email Ashley directly -- ashleynmaple@yahoo.com.
or check out their Facebook page here.

So, what are you going to make???
If you choose to help, I'd love to know! 

Fine Print: Proceeds will be donated to the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders. The GFPD will send you a receipt for your donation if requested.

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1 comment:

  1. Military families must stick together. I applaud you for what you're doing.

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