I have never done anything like this but my friend Homayra and Daud Razawi, Darren and Katria Rigger and Nel Rahimzada have been supporting and encouraging me to do the fund raising..it is totally intimidating..I have been shamelessly asking and accepting offers from generous friends and clients and I'm shock how supportive everyone has been. We have BETTER auction items than most prestigious fund raising events AND we have 300 RSVP... over 100 more than we were hoping!!!
our GOODY BAG is better than any i have seen :) and we achieved it with NO budget!!!!
I have to admit..I have been totally out of it for weeks. My little angel Nettie who have been a constant in my life for over 17 years stopped eating 3 weeks ago and I have been a wreck. We tried hand feeding her, it lasted only 2 days. Then Mike started syringe feeding her and it was the most heartbreaking experience. She had given up and finally we had to honor her wish. She left us Thursday the 21st of June in the late morning. We have been heartbroken and grateful at the same time to be privileged to have such a magical being in our lives. I saw her as my teacher, a life coach if you will. She made a gentler, kinder and compassionate human out of me. All of which was totally absent before she came to my life (and I'm not saying it just to be dramatic). Also for the first time I learned to commit entirely and to love. I had love to family and parents but this love was the most generous, precious love and connection that I have ever experienced in my life. She brought me out of my 20's into my 40's and when she felt that I was beginning to find my way in life, she resigned and joined the ranks of guardian angels without which I would be dead by now knowing how reckless I have been all my life.
Jesse Sage, Tabitha Belesis, Claudin Larsen (whom has done so much and I haven't even met yet), Andrea Mitchel and Sebastien Quezada, Joe Tuhi, Heather Park on the planing front and Katie Shapiro and Cora Rood, Nicole Mostaccio, Karry Kane,Candice Weissman all got behind it for PR!!!
I couldn't have PAID for a better team if I had millions of Dollars at my disposal.
At the end of the day..it is family and friends that carry us from sadness. I haven't been taking any calls for days from people close to me for fear of losing it and breaking down but the event is helping me push forward. After all, that is what Nedster would have wanted me to do.