Saturday, August 30, 2008

{Nie Nie Auction}

(photo by Blue Lily Photography)

I love this blogging community and never has it been more apparent to me what a supportive world this is than when I started reading about Christian and Stephanie Nielson.

Christian and Stephanie were recently in a very serious plane crash. They are a young family with 4 small children. Their injuries are very serious--Stephanie has burns over 80% of her body and Christian has burns over 30% of his body. Their recovery will be extensive and costly--in the millions.

A fundraising effort has been organized to help cover some of these bills. Many websites and fellow bloggers are joining together to auction off goods and services. All funds raised go directly to the recovery effort. You can see the complete list at .

When I heard this story it touched my heart. I knew I wanted to help in the small way I could. So, I am auctioning off one photo session (bridal, engagment, family, child, etc) along with the digital files from the session (a $450 value). The auction opens Sunday morning and will go for one week. Please leave your bid in the comments section. I'm starting the bid at $40.

You can find updates about Stephanie and Christian at Nie Nie's sister's blog here:


simplycaitlin said...

I have been amazed how many people were willing to auction and donate to this cause. It helps me realize how many great people there are in this earth.

I think it's great you are willing to help.

I bid $50

Christina said...

I bid $75.

Karen Scoffield said...

$85. I too have been touched by the happenings lately for Nie and Christian and their family. Thank you for doing this. (p.s. I am friends with Amber P.)

I just realized you are her cousins looking in your gallery :)

Bri and Chan said...

I bid $95. This sort of tragic event helps show that there are still truly good people in this world. I appreciate you being one of them.

Anonymous said...

Money seems like a very small thing for such a terrible tragedy. May the Lord bless them as they heal. I bid $200.00.

LuAnn McDermott

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your support! When you finalize your totals for your auction, can you email the grand total to where we are collecting totals for the many auctions that took place. Thanks again!