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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Cheering Ryan Up With Cards"

Hello Everyone! I have a very special cause to tell you about today! My crafting friend, Meredith has contacted a group of us to help her out! A dear friend to her brother has been in a terrible accident and is in need of our help! I will go ahead and copy Meredith's Message below...

My brother's dear friend and former roommate, Ryan, was involved in an accident on a Saturday afternoon in April 2011 in New Orleans, while riding his bike to meet up with friends.  The facts of the accident remain unclear but Ryan did sustain a brain injury.  As a side note - Ryan moved from CA to NOLA after Katrina to live there and help/work with the relief efforts to help the citizens of NOLA rebuild.  Ya...he's an amazing young man.
So - what am I asking of you?  I'm asking you to think of him, send blessings, prayers, white light, love and healing (however you manifest those thoughts and feelings) in the form of cards to send his way.  Here is the post that his family put up: 

Here is the link to the call for cards for Ryan.

You can read the information further on his blog or you can read the snippet that I've added below:
"On a separate note, Ryan has received a few cards recently and seems to really enjoy opening them and looking at them. We would really like to continue showering him with cards! Below is his address at the hospital if you'd like to send him one. These can also be useful with his rehabilitation by triggering memories. To help his parents and therapists in explaining the cards to Ryan, it'd be great if you could include a picture of yourself and/or a description of how you know each other (i.e. college, work, etc.). Another idea would be to write about a great story or memory you and Ryan share together. Thanks and have a good weekend."

Ryan’s Address:

Attn: Ryan Porcelli, Room M622
Touro Hospital
1401 Foucher St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

If you could be SO lovely to send a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) card to Ryan, I KNOW that it would make his day, put a smile on his face, and bring him encouragement and strength for the long and healing road that lies ahead of him.

To avoid confusion, please write somewhere in the card that you are a friend of Meredith Winston - Ethan Goldstein's sister.  That way Ryan will have a frame of reference as to where the card originated from.

As a thank you to all who send a card to Ryan I will have a small prize for each of you.  I'm not entirely sure what yet but I will get back to you.  Just to say thank you for sending a card to a lovely and cherished friend in need.  I've just sent off THIS card and plan on doing another one next week.  In order to receive your prize from me, please post your creation on your blog (if you have one) and leave a comment here after you've mailed a card to Ryan.  Please make sure that I have a way of getting in touch with you =)  If you don't have a blog that's ok, just leave me a comment with your info. (Here is the link to Meredith's Blog to link up your blog!)

Also - (and I know I'm asking a lot) but if you could forward this to anyone you know that might send a card out I'd be greatly appreciative!!  I think it's a very worthy cause and something that all of us can easily do with all of the boxes of cards we have lying around!  =)

I truly and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to read this and hopefully drop a fun and cheery card in the mail to Ryan.

Okay as you can see this cause is a very dear to Meredith and her brother!!! I hope that you will be able to help out in any way possible!!

Material List

Stamps ~ Victoria Case Personal Line (Image), Touche Rubber Stamps (Sentiment on Front), & Hambo Stamps (Sentiment on the Inside)
Designer Paper ~ My Minds Eye - Signature Line - Her "Sweetheart"
Card Stock ~ Wausau Papers 60# (?) & Stampin' Up (Brocade Blue, Orchid Opulence, & Pink Passion)
Nestibilities by Spellbinders ~ Petite Ovals Small & Large & Petite Scalloped Ovals Large
Ribbon ~ Out Of My Stash
Sponging Technique ~ Orchid Opulence
3M Foam Tape (To Pop Up Image)
Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
Rhinestone Swirls & Half Pearls ~ Recollections by Michael's Stores Inc. 
Stickles by Ranger ~ Star Dust

Prisma Colored Pencil Numbers

934, 993, 995, 1026, 904, 936, 1088, 935, 927, 928, 997, 940, 941, & 947

I will be entering this creation into eight different challenges... 
As always thanks for stopping by, if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave me a message with a way to contact you (email or blog address)!
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Creating!


Anonymous said...

Love your colouring on this the skirt and balloons are fabulous - what a cute and cheeky image!

Shelby said...

Wonderful card and for a great cause! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week, good luck and hope you'll join us again soon.


NanaConnie said...

Great card and for such a good cause. Love the way you did the pearls in the corners. Thanks for joining us at Heart Song this week. Hope to see your again.
NanaConnie HSI DT

Tana said...

A perfect card to cheer Ryan up!! I know that it'll put a smile on his face. :) Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
Tana @ A Caffeinated Crafter

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a card, and such a terrific cause. I'm sure this will bring Ryan some cheer. Thanks so much for sharing this at Heart Song Inspirations! :-)

Davi said...

Fun card for Ryan with the cute image and pretty embellies. So glad that you shared it with us at HSI this week :)

Paige said...

Ryan will enjoy this card! thanks for sharing your story with us at SOS!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great card. I am sure it will bring a smile to his face. Thanks for joining the Heart Song Challenge this week. Good Luck.
Debbie HSI DT

Craftyanny said...

A fab card, great colours too.
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles
Anne x

bettand said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colours and I'm sure it will bring a smile to his face. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week and good luck. Bettina

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi sweetie - sorry I thought I had already commented on this super card. It is fab and I am sure Ryan will love it. Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week and good luck.


Jill said...

gorgeous card Sara love the soft colours and image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Crystal said...

Fabulous card Sara & for such a great cause! I hope he gets better soon! Thanks for playing along with us at SOS this week :)

Marie said...

A lovely card for a lovely reason. thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Gorgeous card and what a worthy cause...sending all good wishes! Thanks for joining us at SOS!