Friday, July 28, 2006

Have you heard of the Red Paperclip Project? I am not sure of all the details, or even of the motivation, but the basic concept is that someone started with a red paperclip, and a brilliant idea to trade the paper clip for something better, and continue to trade up, until ultimately they ended up with a house. It got a lot of publicity, and from that idea came Money for Old Rope.

Money for Old Rope is a charity trading project, started by Paul, in Manchester England, intended to benefit GUCH. Paul started out with an old piece of rope (hence the name) and has traded up to craft scissors, to an Olympic shirt from the Sydney games to some unannounced autographed mystery item. He plans to continue to trade for an allotted amount of time, and then auction off the final item, donating all proceeds to GUCH.

From the same spirit of generosity comes Heart Kids in Australia. Tim wants to acheive the same thing as Paul, but the trading headquarters will be in Adelaide, South Australia.

I'm very interested in watching as both charity projects progress. I've added a link to each of them in my sidebar, please have a look and spread the word - both are worthy causes to benefit the CHD community worlwide.

posted by Erin @ 9:21 PM   0 comments

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Donovan "Nova" LeClair

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Nova was our second child to be born with congenital heart defects. We lost our daughter at 12 days after open heart surgery in 2001. Nova was born 12/2/05, with Pulmonary Atresia with VSD. He lived 6 weeks after surgery, and passed away on April 6th, 2006. This blog is his story, and the on-going story of how our family is dealing with the loss of our beautiful boy.
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