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Worth a Thousand Words: Creating A Photography Studio for Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones

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Elizabeth VanDerMolen

THE STORY:


My goal is to raise money to create a free photography studio for cancer patients and their loved ones in a local hospital, and I will tell you why... My brother, Brian, was diagnosed with cancer at a very young age. I remember at that moment fully comprehending the phrase 'at any moment, life can dramatically change.' From then on, I cherished every moment I had with him. After my brother's initial diagnosis many others in my family or circle of friends were also diagnosed with various different types of cancer. This includes my cousin who was only a year old at the time of his diagnosis. I now know and understand just how important these memories are and what a beautiful gift it is to document these memories through photographs. My goal is to raise enough money to create a pop up photography studio for cancer patients and their loved ones that is no cost to them. With cancer treatment costs being so high or patients being unable to leave the hospital it is a rare occasion that patients and their loved ones can afford these opportunities to capture life moments in a photography studio. My hope is that by creating a free photography studio families will be able to capture their memories together. This can help to cope with loss, act as a way to honor their image, and help individuals deal with their change in appearance.This will become a place where they can transform their experience through programs like photoshop, and a way to honor my loved ones who have inspired me to create this photography studio.

 

Painting on the left by Beth VanDerMolen

This painting was my way to process my brother's journey with cancer.

 

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$3,371

MONEY RAISED
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  • David and Katie

     

  • Michele Koger

    $25

  • Everett Vandermolen

    $200

  • Dan Brennan, Lundbeck Inc.

    $30

  • Brigid Jennings

    $50

  • Nancy & Rich Bretz

     

  • Alex Walker

    $50

  • Gregory Baum

    $20

  • Matt Flesch

    $50

  • Mandy Frank

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ken Gach

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Todd Doyle, PhD

    $50

  • jookie, a portrait boutique, inc.

    $1,810

  • Emma Dalman

    $50

  • Jamie Staab

    $30

  • Ouimet Family

    $100

  • Bonnie Puntambekar

    $91

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Timothy Donald

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kathryn Anderson

     

  • Julie Lotarski

    $50

  • Gina Rossi & Joe VanSickle

     

  • Scott and Michelle Walters

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ben Heinen

    $25

  • Casey Braet

     

  • Jim & Barbara Herbert

    $50

  • Fredelyn Calla

    $30

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67% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,371 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth VanDerMolen

Amount Raised

$3,171

 

63% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Everett Vandermolen

Amount Raised

$200

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Jan Ciampi

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Fredelyn Calla

Fredelyn Calla

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Jim & Barbara Herbert

Jim & Barbara Herbert

DONATION: $50

Wonderful idea, Beth, and a loving use of your skills. 4 years ago

Casey Braet

Casey Braet

4 years ago

Ben Heinen

Ben Heinen

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Scott and Michelle Walters

Scott and Michelle Walters

DONATION: $100

Elizabeth; great job! 4 years ago

Gina Rossi & Joe VanSickle

Gina Rossi & Joe VanSickle

4 years ago

Julie Lotarski

Julie Lotarski

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kathryn Anderson

Kathryn Anderson

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago