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Fundraiser Print Shop For Sara Beth Richards

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Hi everyone! If you could take a moment to read this, and share if you can, it’d be much appreciated. One of my lovely friends, Sara Beth Richards, has long-struggled with PCOS and endometriosis. After seeing doctors for years, and after experiencing “over 100 ultrasounds, MRIs, etc.”, she finally got to see a new specialist, only to discover that her right ovary has been completely covered in “Chocolate Cysts”, giving it 0% function, and her left ovary has several cysts as well, though there is still a slim chance at function if immediately treated.

She is now scheduled for a surgery on November 4th. However, her insurance coverage requires a really high deductible before they will pay, and she is looking at up to $6500 in out-of-pocket expenses.  Sara Beth is an Army National Guard veteran currently going to school full-time and is working with a bartender’s income.

One of her friends is doing a Perfectly Posh (pampering products) fundraiser, and I’d like to offer a special art print gallery, with images below, where 100% of the profits will go to Sara Beth to help her with her medical costs.  The ‘Americana’ themed images are from a shoot I did of Sara Beth in 2011, and I threw in a few landscape shots for good measure!

If you’d like to donate directly to Sara Beth, her PayPal is sara-hay (at) live.com.  Thank you very much for reading this!

Here are the available prints, just click to be taken to the shopping cart! (New prints are added at the top!):

 

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In The Footsteps Of My Father

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This is an image post I’ve been wanting to do for a couple of months now, and Father’s Day is the perfect reason to finally get it done! This past April, my dad and I took Ed on his first family overnight trip into Haleakala Crater, which has been a family tradition since before I was born. Even though my dad retired from the National Park Service in 2009, he still spends a lot of his time up on Haleakala leading volunteer service trips, and this was the first one I had been able to make in a few years.

My dad’s a pretty awesome guy, and my brother and I have been super lucky to have him as our father. He’s always been a truly hard worker, and I surely would not be where I am today without his support. I inherited my adventurousness from him, as well as a love for nature and landscape photography, so I’m always happy to spend this kind of time with him.  Sometimes I get a little scolded for not keeping up while hiking, but this time I intentionally was hanging back to photograph my dad walking through the amazing mountain where he’s spent most of his life working to preserve and protect the land.

Please Note: We are off-trail for some of these images, but that is because we were doing an official volunteer weed-pulling service trip, and needed to check specific locations for the weed we were targeting. Never walk off-trail in Haleakala National Park unless you have explicit permission to do so – it can be extremely damaging to the environment.

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