Last night, at my knitting group, I finally met someone famous. He was tall and blondish, and I positively melted under his luminous, blue-eyed gaze. Okay, so he was a little drunk. But you would be too, after that much milk.
His name is Evan, he’s eight months old, and I’d been hearing all about him from his mama and her friends since before he was even born. But somehow, our paths never crossed until last night.
Some of you already know about Evan, and some of you met him even before I did (and to you I say boo! hiss! not fair!), but for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, here’s another photo:
Evan was born with a rare condition known as Hypothalmic Hamartoma, a benign brain tumour that causes gelastic (laughing) seizures. This serious condition will require surgery quite soon.
I know you’re all wondering how you can help, and luckily for you, there are several ways!
- 1. Evan’s mom, Allison, runs a wonderful online craft-supply store called SuperCrafty. If you like the awesome t-shirt Evan’s wearing in the photos above, you can make one yourself (maybe with a different name) with the onesies and iron-ons here.
- 2. Allison also has a donation fund for Evan, to which you can contribute by going to her blog and clicking on the donation button in the sidebar. This method comes with some perks, too. Remember Frank, who made me a yarn cake? Well, evidently, Frank’s generosity and ingenuity do not stop at cake.
So here is our idea: Momma and Poppa already have a PayPal account set up to take donations (which you can access by going here and clicking on Evan’s Brain Surgery Fund). Click the link and make a donation to Evan’s Surgery Fund. Then send me an email at frankvarney AT mac DOT com with the date and amount of your donation (we’re going on honor here). For every $5 donation you make to Evan’s Brain Surgery Fund I’ll put your name into a drawing for a prize once. A $25 donation will get your 5 entries! (And the love, kharma, and warm tingling feelings that go with helping out a little guy and his family in need!)
And here are the prizes:
Two quilts, handmade by Frank and his friend Joan.
- 3. Instead of your regular search engine, use auctionartists.com. It’s a Google search, but all proceeds go to Evan’s surgery fund. Bookmark it. Use it. So easy!
Okay, people. I don’t want to go all Sally Struthers on you here, but I will if I have to.