Archive for November, 2008

Okay, okay…I know! I know!

I am the most slackinist blogger ever…

But it IS ‘that’ time of year, folks…please bear with me.  I am happy to say, that for the most part, I have been able to keep to my 7 day turn around on proofs (which my clients are happy about), but it has come at the price of ignoring my blog (which my readers aren’t so happy about).  BUT…I only have three weeks of shooting left, so I PROMISE, that once my brain returns to a solid state in December, that I will take some quiet time and pick up where I left off.  NO ONE will be un-blogged!  But you just have to be patient a while longer…

And in the meantime, something MOST blog-worthy…my pal, Amy Morse, whose son Jeremy, you read about here, is hosting a blood drive in honor of Jeremy’s first birthday.  Here are the details on the drive, directly from her:

Happy fall everyone.

In honor and memory of Jeremy’s First Birthday we will be holding a Blood Drive.  We really couldn’t think of any better way to spend that day than to give “life” to someone else.  During his stay at Hopkins, Jeremy needed countless units of blood and other blood products.  I’m serious when I say I really have lost track of the exact quantity of blood my son needed during his illness.   I am passionate about this project knowing all too well what a tremendous difference one unit of blood can make in the life of someone else. 

If you feel led to join us in this celebration of Jeremy’s life and all that he accomplished in his short time here on earth,  please choose from the following options:

 Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, December 1, 2008

1- 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

5700 Edmondson Avenue

Catonsville, MD. 21228

 We are looking for 50 donors.  There are time slots open every fifteen minutes throughout the day.  Please e-mail me your top three choices of times and I will do my best to accomodate your request.  Also, include your telephone number where someone can reach you to offer a reminder call in the days before the drive.   The times start  at 1pm. then 1:15, 1:30, etc. . . every fifteen minutes ongoing throughout the day. (1pm -7 p.m.)   I will confirm the time with you by e-mail as soon as possible.  Please expect your total donation time to last approx. 1 1/2 hours. 

We are also looking for volunteers to work the registration, canteen, and bake sale tables in two hour increments. 

1-3, 3-5,  and 5-7 p.m.  If this interests you, please e-mail your preference of area and time.  Again, I will confirm by e-mail your assignment. 

In addition, we need bakers to provide treats for the bake sale.  Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated.  Please plan to pre-price your donation ahead of time to save time the day of the sale.  Please e-mail  me to let me know of your intentions for the bake sale so I can be sure to have enough baked goods to sell on December 1st.  All proceeds from this sale will go directly to the non-profit foundation that we are setting up in Jeremy’s memory.  We plan to use the funds from this foundation to provide “Rays of Sunshine” to those who need them, especially critically ill children and their families. 

You may also make a direct donation to the American Red Cross in Jeremy’s memory. 

One last request.  We are asking others to share a short story with us about the ways in which Jeremy has impacted your life.  I think it would provide us a tremendous amount of comfort to read about the positive ways that our son changed the world, one heart at a time.  We may never know the ripple effects that will extend around us for years to come, but this is a good way to start. 

As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your compassion, love, and generosity as we walk through this storm, trying to find our way without our precious son.  We can’t change what happened to him, but we can change and make a difference in the lives of others who need and are desperate for our help. 

With a Grateful Heart,

Amy Morse