I just wanted to let my readers know that I am putting together a benefit auction, on facebook, for a wonderful little boy, Israel Newswanger.
A quick recap of his story:
Izzy nearly died of SIDS at 5 months old (he stopped breathing for an estimated 20-30 min). October will mark 1 year since this nearly tragic incident. He suffered an unknown amount of brain damage and it has been a long and expensive road of recovery (around $1000/week). He is responding better than the doctors expected (they really didn't expect him to live), but still needs constant care and therapy. You can read his story here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/israelnewswanger
I am searching for sponsors for the auction (which is set to run Sept 7-Sept 30). ALL proceeds raised go straight to Danielle's (Izzy's mom) account. So I don't get the money, to reassure others that the auction will benefit the Izzy's family. If anyone is interested in sponsoring any item please email me firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also go to my facebook page and read the Notes I posted.
Please spread the word so that we can raise lots of money to help this young family and beautiful boy.
The auction is located in the photo albums HERE. If you do not have a facebook but would still like to bid on items please let me know. I will post another blog when the Auction officially opens for you to post bidding comments on, I will then update the item with your name and bid. You still need to read to rules so that you understand how it works.
There is also an opportunity to help support this wonderful family. Please read about sponsoring the benefit dinner, concert, and auction going on for him HERE.