My friend Ali MacDonald is holding a giveaway and fundraiser to help support a treatment program for her MS. Please read below if you can help.
MS TREATMENT FOR ALI
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that I live with on a daily basis has become aggressive, and it’s not responding at all to any conventional therapy. Pete and I have had to make decisions with regard to treatment and have chosen to seek out what has been coined the “Liberation Therapy” (CCSVI Treatment).
Because Health Canada **does not** offer this treatment to citizens with Multiple Sclerosis, we must travel to Albany Medical Centre in NY to access the expertise found there. Although “studies” are being done in Canada, the wheels turn VERY slowly & I can’t afford to wait… too many people depend on me. I need to be well, and Liberation Therapy offers me the best chance of a positive outcome.
My appointment in NY is set for May 31, 2012. My assessment and treatment will be done by a medical team that has been performing CCSVI assessment and treatment the longest in North America.
This trip and treatment will cost Pete and me close to $10,000.00. It’s an impossibly huge amount for a family with 4 children, one of whom has profound special needs. Many of you have asked how you can help out with the cost of the trip to NY and the MS treatment. Thank You so much for asking…
You all know of my passion for the creative artwork related to cardmaking. I am not very mobile, but in my stubbornness, I wanted to help out in earning the funds for this trip as much as I could. So…in order to “do my part” and work toward earning what we need to make this MS treatment attainable, I designed & created 50 unique handmade cards and placed them in a BIG basket. On May 25th, a lucky “someone” will take home this unique card selection!! The cards cover every occasion!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE and HELP:
For a donation of $2.00, I will place your name on one slip and add it to all the donor slips. If you donate $5.00, your name will go on three slips.
You can donate as many times as you like to have your name placed on more slips.
(The same system applies: $2 donation= 1 slip; $5 donation= 3 slips.) Cheque or cash is fine. J
Yes! My long distance friends can participate as well. It’s easy…
1) You can snailmail a donation by chq and I can email you a scan of your slip(s) for the correct amount. Mailing address is available, just ask me. ( email@example.com )
2) You can make a deposit to Scotiabank, where we have a Trust Account set up. I will email you the account number if you need it. Just ask! (I would then just need to know the donation amount so we can make out the right number of tickets [slips!] in your name for the draw.)
3) Electronic funds transfer (“email money transfer’) also works within Canada, if you prefer this method. Many people have chosen this method of donating. Our email firstname.lastname@example.org (This is needed in cases of EFT.)
IN ANY OF THESE SCENARIOS, we’ll send you a scan of the correct number of “slips” in exchange for your donation so you can see that it was followed thru and you were entered into the Card Basket Draw!
On May 25th, someone’s slip will be randomly chosen to take home these beautiful cards!
Thank You from the bottom of my heart for considering making a donation to help defray the costs of my trip to NY and the “Liberation Therapy” I will receive while there.
It is appreciated more than you could ever know.