Friday, September 08, 2006

Two of my artist friends need your help. We are appealing to everyone reading this blog artist My friend, Henry, needs your help. Badly.

He was recently victimized my a group of thieves on board a bus on his way home. He was only trying to help a would-be robbery victim when they noticed he was being in their way. He was victimized the second time around when the passengers inside the bus didn't even lift a finger to help him during and after the said incident. Nobody bothered to see or even even ask him if he was ok.

You could read the whole story here.

Now he's selling his comic book collection to make ends meet. You could help him by buying one of the many titles he's selling or you could spread the word about his comic sale. The titles and corresponding prices of the books are available here. If you don't have money to buy his comics then please spread the word to your friends or post it in your blog or something.

My other friend, Syeri, also needs your help. Or rather her sister and brother-in-law needs your help.

Her sister has already suffered 3 mild strokes at the very young age of 26. She has been advised to lay off any strenous work but she's now 5 months pregnant with their first child. Her medicine for her blood costs her P500+ DAILY (more or less around $10.00+). This is aside from various medical and household expenses that they incur on a monthly basis.

You could read the whole story here.

You could help them by creating one special artwork (or series of it) that you could sell and the sales of which you could contribute to help them while they're in this situation. If you have any spare cash you'd like to give (any amount you could spare would be really awesome), you could deposit in the bank account provided in the link above. Here's an encouragement if you're still thinking about it:
'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.'
We all know how it is to be in need and I'm sure all of us have been recipients of the kindness of others. So why not pay it forward without asking for anything in return? And if you have already decided to give, then here's something for you too:
"When you do something for someone else, don't call attention to yourself ... When you help someone out, don't think about how it looks. Just do it—quietly and unobtrusively. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
And you know He's always watching.

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