Tiny sparrow foundation….photography for kids with cancer

UPDATE:

So far we have raised $2,300 wow… Thank you soooo much everybody.. We are still about $700 away from even being able to file for the foundation with the IRS.. But I am hopeful that we can do it.. Another great need that we have at this time is a laptop so another person could come in and help me with the emails and keeping track of all the companies we are working on.. Also, they will have to help me maybe design a little book for this families or maybe the Christmas cards. I wish I could do everything but I just can’t… If anybody has a way to maybe get a laptop at a discount price or some other way that we could get it that would be a tremendous help.. Thank you so much for anything you might be able to help with…

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First off I wanted to thank everybody for pouring out your love and kind emails to let me know how much the pictures of Kate and baby Walker touched your heart and how you were able to appreciate life more, to appreciate the little things that we so tend to forget. The reality seems to set into every person that was able to watch the slide shows and that is: the time here on earth is borrowed, it is short and it’s unpredictable and we need to treasure every moment we have with our kids..

Kate’s story brought over 1.5 million visitors on my website and so did Walker’s story.. I had no idea the impact these pictures will have on so many of you. I wish I could stop here and continue on with my life.. Nile Peaytt, a songwriter fighting cancer, said it best in one of his emails to me: “you could stop here and be proud…or you can reach more. Hope starts with one person”. And he is soo right I have to reach more and I am reaching for your support and donation to get this organization started. I am working with printing companies that are willing to donate some products for this families and then the amazing Luxecetera design company is donating their services to help me create the branding behind all this.

I have researched the cost of starting a non profit foundation and they are way out my reach ($3,000). I am asking anybody that is willing to help and that has it on their hearts to be part of creating some memories for families struck by the tragedy of cancer (or any other terminal illness) to donate whatever they can so I can get this started..

If you can’t donate anything please spread the word to your friends and family and maybe they can. Like Nile said, hope starts with one person and hope starts with you.





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Susan Cooley - October 12, 2009 - 11:38 am

beautiful pictures of a beautiful little girl! I will remember these faces as i pray for Kate and her family! Thank you!

Paula Player - October 15, 2009 - 3:10 pm

So beautiful, everything…the story, the colors, the emotions….you are such an amazing photographer! I am also doing a photo session with a child that has cancer and this has given me a really good idea of how to capture that…thanks!

kristen - October 15, 2009 - 3:16 pm

I think what you are doing is a beautiful thing. I would love to do something like this in my area, for sick children, foster kids, and child survivors of abuse…something for special kids (all kids are pretty special to me though). Anyway, I know you probably hear it from the parents of these kids, but wanted to tell you from an un-biased person that what you are doing is incredible and God made special people like you to make the rest of us realize that there really is still beauty in the world. God Bless!

Mariah - October 15, 2009 - 5:13 pm

This is an amazing story through pictures! Great work! My prayers are with them and their support system in their time of need! Please keep posting info so I can check back on the progress!! God Bless!

Jen Gagliardi - October 15, 2009 - 7:26 pm

This is such a rewarding thing. I am so glad you are doing this and I hope I am able to help as a photographer. I am facebooking a link to your site for donations.

Robyn Nielsen - October 19, 2009 - 12:24 am

Lidia, this is a wonderful thing you are doing. It touches me deeply. I wish you all the best with getting this going. I have posted a link on my facebook page. Once you get it set up, I would love to take part in blessing these families.

Kari - October 23, 2009 - 11:47 pm

Lidia, this slideshow was incredibly moving. Thank you for sharing the wonderful gifts God has blessed you with! I would love to see Tiny Sparrow bring joy and hope to thousands of children and families.

Kim - The TomKat Studio - November 11, 2009 - 3:04 pm

Thank you for sharing the photos of Kate with me. I just wrote about her again on my blog, and linked to you! XOXO, Kim

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