Posts Tagged ‘charity’

For Those Still Reading This Blog…

Posted: August 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I haven’t posted in a long time, I know.  But for those who happen to stumble upon this ruined relic of a blog I wanted to post a link to the giving page we have started to help in our attempts to adopt an Eastern European orphan.  Any amount you can give helps- even $5 or $10 dollars.  

Visit here for more info

An Auction for Kane…

Posted: August 8, 2008 in life, my life
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One other thing that Special Needs Dobermans does- aside from raising tax deductible donations- is special auctions on Ebay to raise funds for individual dogs.  I got some good news that Kane’s first auction is up.  Swing by and check it out and see what you think.  Our family really has been blessed to come into contact with S.N.D. (Special Needs Dobermans).

Auction for Kane

The Special Needs Dobermans charity was kind enough to approve Kane for assistance with his medical bills.  This means that he is eligible to recieve tax deductible donations.

Special Needs Dobermans is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) corporation. We are able to help Dobermans and their families thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your donation to SND is tax deductible. All money donated on behalf of the Dobermans, every cent, goes towards their care. – Special Needs Dobermans

100% of the money you donate at the link below goes directly to Kane.  Even if you don’t want to or can’t donate, swign by the link below anyway to check out Kane’s special page. 

Special Needs Dobermans: Support Kane

Well since I don’t have much time to type, I have some petting and walking and bladder expressing to do, here is a bit are some pictures of the Kane man after he got home. BTW, if you think you can help us pay for Kane’s surgery click on this link to find out more about how to give.  Even if you can only give $5 or $10 it will mean a lot.  We have already raised over $500 to go toward his medical costs- that means we’ve raised about 15% of the cost of his care and surgery.  I would love to make it to $1,000.

Perhaps I should show you his little corner.  Doctor’s orders, he has to be kept in a small area to minimize movement.

Here is another view… (more…)

THANK YOU ALL!  Because of your kindness and generosity we are half way to our goal of raising $1,000 to help with the costs of Kane’s $4,000 treatment and surgery.  If you want to help us make it all the way to our goal (and possibly beyond) just click here for more information on how to help out.  We appreciate all that you guys and gals have done.  It is amazing watching the blogging community come together for our boy Kane.

Also, it is only a few more days until Kane comes home. (more…)

That is Kane, the black and tan one in the background hamming it up.

Surgery is complete.  Is wasn’t perfect since he did have some spinal degeneration and fusing consistent with his age.  However, the vet was able to remove the flap of bone that was causing his spinal cord to bulge.  His spinal cord is now running straight as an arrow.

Now we are waiting to see if he can fell pain tomorrow.  Even better if he can move his legs tomorrow.  I will take a trip into town tomorrow to meet with his neurologist and of course visit the billing department.  I hate to say this again, but since this wasn’t cheap, if you feel you can afford to help and feel led that way we sure could use the assistance.  We would love to get together about $1,000 from donations if possible. We are also looking into grants and charitable organizations, but have found nothing thus far that will work.

Please keep praying about those grants and also pray that Kane will not only feel pain tomorrow but that he shows signs of movement and control in his hind limbs.  Thanks to everyone!

I just got off the phone with the head neurologist.  The news is mostly good.  Kane will need surgery.  His chances of a significant recovery after surgery are 80-90%.  However, he has apparently had this disc problem for a while so there is some kind of significant build up around it that could cause some complications with the surgery- making it harder to remove.  Please pray that Kane’s surgery is successful and if you can help us with the cost of Kane’s surgery please click here to see how and where to donate to Kane’s surgery fund.  Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement.  We are almost out of the woods.  We will know more in about six hours.

and in case your wanted to see how we play with our dogs in this house, just click the read more button

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First, thank you ALL for your prayers and kind comments over the last two days.  You have helped us immensely, and your thoughts and prayers have been a greater blessing than we could ever hope to thank you for.  But I must say the words that can’t possibly repay you, THANK YOU.  If only I could give each and everyone of you a big hug.

Since Kane’s care doesn’t come cheap, and some have already asked if they could help out with a small donation, I decided to post a link here for those who want to provide some financial assistance for Kane’s care.  If you want to help us pay for Kane’s treatment (MRI, surgery, etc.) please click on the link below which will take you to PayPal.

Help us Pay for Kane’s Treatment

FYI: Current estimates for Kane’s care are $2,000 to $2,500 for his diagnostic treatments (x-rays, blood tests, MRI, exams, etc.) and, these numbers aren’t solid since the diagnostics won’t be completed until tomorrow, about $2,000 to $3,500 for surgery- depending on what he needs.  We will know much more by tomorrow when he has his MRI, but the doctors think it is best to take him straight from his MRI to surgery- if it is required- since it is best to only put him under anesthesia once.

If you want to cut out the PayPal middle man (or you simply don’t have a PayPal account) just email totaltransformation@yahoo.com and I will gladly give you an address where you can send a check or money order.  I appreciate all your help- and our whole family thanks you for your prayers and donations.  Keep in mind that since I am NOT a 501(c)3 organization your donations are NOT tax deductible- even if they are enormously appreciated.

A page from out adoption photo album. It features Kane and Lucius.

UPDATE: Kane is going for his MRI at 2:40 p.m. and will have his surgery immediately afterward if it is required.  The spot on his lung turned out to be nothing and his blood work looked great.  Praise God!

Well there is lots of stuff to catch up on so maybe I should say something like, “Coming this Week”

First I have to “dance with the one that brung me” and get back to some good old fashioned weight loss blogging. I have gotten a bit off track and forgotten my Excel spread sheets for the last few days. Well, I plan on bringing them back. I am also putting together a new post on sex and exercise (related to the VERY popular sexercise post– now viewed over 4,200 times) that will come with an interesting challenge. (more…)

Our spare room.  This simple 12 x 14 foot space has served many functions during the last two years.  It has been a study, a guest bedroom, a semi-permanent bedroom, and also a general dumping ground for boxes.  Well, now this room finally has a higher purpose.

Sometime in the next 6 months or so this room will become the bedroom of whichever child(ren) we adopt from North Carolina’s foster care system.  And to be quite frank, I couldn’t be happier.  Of course the futon has to go (if you have $25, it’s yours).  The dresser is an advance purchase.  The walls will need a new coat of paint- probably white so we can let our adoptive child(ren) pick out the colors for their room.  We will also no doubt need some new furniture (bed, another dresser, mirror, etc.).

In case you are just tuning in, I posted on here a while back about how my wife and I came to the decision that we needed to open our home and hearts to a child or children presently in the North Carolina foster care system.  [The initial post about adoption, clearing up misconceptions, and also how God has blessed us since].  We are now only two classes away from completing our MAPP training course with Lutheran Family Services.  The classes have been wonderful, our instructors fabulous, and the information has been eye-opening.  The sadness and misery that abound around us, from sexual abuse to neglect directed toward children, is deeply depressing and tragically all too common.

Once MAPP training is over it is on to the home-study- a period when the social worker comes into our home and conducts a series of interviews with all of us (Sasha included).  We also have tons of info and documentation to get together, including: marriage license, birth certificates, tax forms, autobiographies.  In addition we need to pay for a fire inspection- and no doubt buy a fire extinguisher, smoke detectors, etc.

This whole process has been such a blessing.  If you feel led to help us out with the costs of this adoption- which luckily have been quite minimal thus far- just click on the “Be a Part of our Dream” link on the top right corner of this blog.  The link will take you to PayPal where you can donate whatever you feel might led to.  Of course donations are NOT tax deductible, but they will be GREATLY appreciated by myself and my family.  And even more importantly, please keep us in your prayers as we go through this complicated but rewarding process.

Once we’ve completed the home-study we will be ready to begin the process of being matched by our social worker with children who they think might fit well into our home.  Whoever that child (or those children) might be I hope they like the view from their window.

And an even better view- but with my reflection included (not a ghost)

If you have any stories about adoption to share feel free to take up as much comment space as you like.  thanks for your prayers and support.