I just got the following email from Morten Lindstrom — my friend who’s running a fundraiser to save his wife Nicole’s life. She suffers from sickle cell anemia. Anyway, long story short, he’s put together a raffle of a new BlackBerry Passport for anyone making a donation of $20 or more. Details below…
A BIG Thank you, for helping with our fundraiser!
Here are some important information, and opportunities for you:
With all your help, we have managed to get access to better medication, that has given us some more time, and we now have a good chance of reaching our goal and be able to get the proper treatment and care to save Nicole’s life before it is to late!
But not all is good.
Nicole had to do a immediate surgery the other day, which turned out to be unsuccessful. A next attempt will be done soon, but her body cannot handle it just yet. So time is ticking and running out.
As of today, we have managed to raise a total of $17.300, so the road ahead to $40.000 is shorter than before, but still have a distance left. And because of recent added problems she got, we might even have to reach more than the planned 40.000
With your help, we also have gotten a pretty good exposure, and 7100 has visited the fundraiser website, although – most only were curious and looking around, but a total of 261 donated before leaving the page.
In appreciation of all those who have donated, and to help drive our fundraiser, we have decided to do a raffle.
All donations of $20 or above, will be counted as a “ticket” in the draw, and you can have as many tickets as you want, by doing more donations.
The draw will be held as soon as the fundraiser reaches it target of $40.000
And the prize, will be a brand new unlocked BlackBerry Passport device, with free shipping!
As you might know, the Passport will be launched officially on September 24th, so we will have to wait until the device is available before being able to ship it.
If you already have donated, don’t worry, your donation (if $20 or more) will be part of the draw, but please feel free to get more tickets.
The winner will receive email to the same address used for the winning donation ticket.
About the donations done via PayPal, we have a minor challenge, that You might be able to help solve.
PayPal automatically have a “hold” on any funds for 30 days, before releasing and making available for transfer to our account. To avoid this, every payment must be marked as “Confirm Receipt”, (that is what PayPal told me it say). To do this, You must, After you do the payment, logg back in to your PayPal account, find the transaction, perhaps you must even click on it, and there should be an option to click to “Confirm”. When that is done, the funds would be released already after 30-60 minutes.
To make things even easier to donate, we have set up 2 Fundraiser sites, one that is preferred if you use PayPal, and one if you use normal Credit card.
The websites are:
A good friend even wrote about our fundraiser in his blog:
So please, if you can help us more, getting more exposure, or contributions, please see what you can do.
Morten & Nicole