17 September 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Hello, friends:}

I have some special information to share with you today! I bet you've heard me talk about my friend, Julie Ranae, before! I first "met" Julie when I was asked to join The Play Date Cafe challenge...and it was just meant to be! Julie has been a super amazing friend, teammate, and leader! She is sooooo caring and super encouraging! We even met in person last Christmas--you can read about it HERE
Recently, Julie has undergone some oral surgery where she had her two front teeth pulled. My good friend, Nicole (owner of The Sweet Stamp Shop), has explained this situation well---
Many may know that a few weeks ago, Julie Ranae had to have emergency oral surgery resulting in the removal of her two front teeth.  The dentist at that time believed the best course of action would be to remove the rest of her teeth and replace them with permanents. (as to avoid *years* of dental work) Relieved at finding a solution to this major dental problem .. she visited the office for dental surgery the week. Unfortunately, it wasn't the visit she was expecting.  After the consultation and scheduling the surgery, the surgeon's office informed her that she would need to bring $4000 back to the appointment with her and they would proceed.  This amount would not include the 'dentures' to follow.

Here Julie is today, sitting without front teeth that were pulled with the belief that they would be replaced immediately. It is an overwhelming experience for our dear friend and one that I hope our creative community can help with.

I am super excited about our benefit blog hop called 'Operation Julie's Smile'. This hop will take place October 7-9. There are a variety of companies and design teams who will be participating in this hop to help raise funds for this benefit. So far, nearly $500 in prizes have been made available and will be awarded for both participants and those who donate!!!

Operation Julie's Smile is now accepting designers/teams who would like to be a part of the benefit hop.  If you are interested
in getting involved in this creative fundraising event, please contact Nicole Rixon at 
nicolehrixon@gmail.com  The deadline to be a part of the hop is Wednesday, Sept 28th.  Participants will be notified of the blog hop order between Oct 3rd-5th.

This blog hop is an opportunity to have fun, feature your design work and raise money for a friend in need.  A donation button will be made available to all who participate {see below}.

I hope you will join in the fun--and please pray about your involvement/donation! Don't forget--if you would like to participate in the hop, please contact Nicole. And here is a donation button if you feel so inclined to help out our friend, Julie!

THANKS so much for visiting-- your participation and donation mean so much!! THANK YOU!!! Many blessings:}


Lindsey said...

Poor Julie, what an awful time for her. But I'm sure she feels better seeing what awesome blogland (and real) friends she has!
(Looking at the picture of the two of you... so how tall are you, Sav? :P)

Virginia L. said...

I am with you, Sav!! I will be part of the blog hop!! Julie's smile is too important and we need to see her smile! Thanks for posting!! You are a sweetie!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

I already signed up through Lawnscaping team. I met Julie and she's really sweet and couldn't be happier to be able to do this for her.

farmhouse-story said...

such a sweet way to help out, savannah! tfs!