Friday, October 7, 2011


And you are going to be BLOWN AWAY by the final amount.  Are you ready?
$61,801. 98
WOW is all I can say!  This is SO incredible and such a testament to the people that were moved by Tripp's story to donate such a phenomenal in such a short period of time.  I know that each generous contribution is appreciated by Tripp and his family, so on behalf of them, I would like to say THANK YOU to all the stores and the employees for your hard work in helping to raise this amazing amount of money.  You should be proud of yourself.  I know I am!  And even though this fundraiser is over, I encourage you to keep Tripp and his family in your daily prayers!  I know that they will appreciate that.
God Bless!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Give, give, give

Happy Friday all and praise God for another amazing week in the Lungs 4 Life-Round up for Tripp fundraiser.  With just three days remaining we have raised:
This amount is simply incredible and is a true testament to the love and generosity of those who have given in the efforts for Tripp's double lung transplant!  I know many have been touched by this young man and his zest for life.  He is truly a remarkable young man!
Thank you again to everyone and keep it up for three more days.  We want to BLOW the final amount  out of the water!

Friday, September 16, 2011


With just ten (10) days left in the Lungs for Life~Round up for Tripp fundraiser, we have another amazing update for you this week.  Last week, you remember we had a total of over $23,000.  This is simply an incredible amount raised in such a short period of time.  This week the stores have added another phenomenal amount.  The running total as of yesterday, Thursday, September 15th is:
The generosity of these people is just overwhelming!  It is simply incredible!
We have just ten (10) days remaining in this particular fundraising effort, so please be sure to tell your friends and family about this amazing young man and encourage them to donate!  You will be blessed for it.  I guarantee it!
So, please be sure and spread the word.  

As I close the update for today, I would like for you to watch this video of Tripp.  It's a moving and wonderful testament to his amazing spirit as well as what he deals with on a daily basis.  You will most certainly be moved by it.  

Thank you again and I'll see you soon for a new and I'm sure another INCREDIBLE update.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Round up for Tripp!

Well, it's Friday and it's time for another INCREDIBLE update in the Round up for Tripp fundraiser sponsored by Both Inc. (Golden Corral).  As I said last week, I will add another balloon for every $1000 donated.  And as of yesterday, September 8th, they have raised. . . . . drum roll please!
I think that this is an OVERWHELMING amount raised in such a short period of time!  The generosity of the customers donations and the dedication of the Golden Corral employees in telling Tripps story has really made a difference in helping to make this such a successful fundraiser.  On behalf of Tripp's family and Golden Corral/Both Inc., we want to say thank you!
Please continue to also remember Tripp and his family as they are in constant need of your prayers!
In closing, I wanted to include a letter received by Tripp's mom that was sent out yesterday expressing thanks for the support as well as an update on Tripp.

Dear Both Inc. owners and employees,

I wanted to take a moment to extend to you my most sincere thanks and appreciation for your efforts in raising money to help my son, Tripp.  I am absolutely amazed by the caring and concern you all have shown toward our family.

When I received the link to the lungs4life blog created by Mrs. Alger I was overwhelmed when I saw the amount of money that all of you raised in such a short period of time. This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to join in the efforts at the Charleston store and work beside the General Manager's Wife, Liz Pace.  To see the employees excitement as they shared the information with guests was encouraging and uplifting in this time when the task seems so unattainable.

As a parent, my biggest fear was that Tripp would need his transplant before we could afford to give him that chance.  With efforts such as yours, I have renewed faith that we will be able to meet the financial needs in time to give Tripp a second chance at life.  The time is coming faster than we were originally told which is why your help at this time is making a tremendous difference in our efforts.

Again, please know that we are very thankful that Both Inc. and all of those who are a part of the company are compassionate, caring and willing to help us.  Every dollar raised is one closer to a successful future for Tripp.  Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.


Alana Richey
Tripp's Mother

Update on Tripp:
Tripp will undergo 4 days of intensive testing to finalize his approval as a transplant recipient here in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina beginning the week of the 12th.  The test will be extremely invasive and taxing on his body.  He has already finished 3 tests which he passed.  He is trying desperately to gain weight and has been put on a 5,000 calorie per day diet. He weighs about 98 lbs. now and they need him to have extra weight since he will lose some during transplant.  He is on oxygen at night and when ever he is doing any walking, exercise or just feels as though he needs it.  He attends pulmonary rehabilitation twice a week which is a requirement for at least 12 weeks prior to transplant.  He is in great spirits, learning about his life after transplant and making plans for all the things he will be able to do with his new lungs.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Round up for Tripp Update

Happy Friday all and do we have some INCREDIBLE news for you this morning. In the continued efforts to raise money for Tripp Oldham, a future double lung transplant recipient, Both Inc., a division of Golden Corral, has started a fantastic fundraiser that most would find simple but has in just four days produced AMAZING results.
They are taking donations at their registers for loose change or any amount that you would like to donate. With the fundraiser just starting on Sunday, August 28th, they have already raised. . . .are you ready for this. . . .
If you live on the East coast and happen to be in one of these Golden Corral's that has a container with this picture, please consider donating.  All funds collected go directly to Tripp's expenses.
Updates will be posted each Friday and for every $1000 that is donated, I will add another balloon.   Let's help this guy float away, shall we!  
Thanks again and I'll see you next Friday for another update!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lungs 4 Life Fundraiser Winners!!!

First off, I want to thank each and every one of you who particpated in the Loves Healing Hands, Lungs 4 Life Fundraiser.  And for the wonderfully talented artists that took the time to create such amazing prizes and images for the giveaways.  I appreciate everyone who gave. It was my first fundraiser and I feel that I didn't do it justice, but thru your generosity, we raised, 
I was thankful for each and every amount that came through.  To be honest, I was really hoping for more. . . .but as it turns out, it has been a God Send, because of the post, the Golden Coral company as well as many others, have gotten involved because of this particular fundraiser, so it will grow into bigger and better things.  I just KNOW it!  I am truly believing that!

So, now let's get to the prize winners!  

The 1st place prize for the amazing Copic Marker Case goes to Kecia Waters!  Congratulations.  I bet you'll be purchasing MORE copics to fill up that wonderful case, so graciously provided by Shirley Swoope!
Just drop me an email, and I will forward your information (mailing address) to Shirley so that she can send this little beauty along to you!

The 2nd place winner for the $120 Gift Voucher to the ever so talented Mz. Nana is:
Julie Cantrell. . . . CONGRATULATIONS!  
Just drop me an email as well, and I'll get that information forwarded to you so that you can get busy spending.  :)

The winner for the 3rd place prize for the amazing TWO set of stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie as well as the set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps is:
Shirley Swoope. . . .CONGRATULATIONS!
I already have your address (smiles), so I will be forwarding to Kimmie and sending out the other set of stamps to you myself.  I have them in my grubby little hands.  :)  Only used them once.  KIDDING!
I promise I'll get those out to you no later than Wednesday.

The 4th place prize for the $50 Gift Certificate to the Sassy Cheryl's Digis Store is:
Lori Ficklin. . . .Congratulations!  Just drop me an email and I'll get your information to add the credit for the certificate to your account.

And finally, the winner for the incredible 5th place prize from the wonderfully talented and generous McMahon Five Designs is Linda Lapichak. . . CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be sure to drop me an email and I'll forward the information so that you will also receive your incredible prize.  

Thank you again to everyone who participated.  From the designers to the wonderful ladies who donated prizes and to YOU. . . .for caring enough to donate to this worthy cause.  Please do not forget Tripp as he and his family are STILL in need of your prayers!
God Bless you all, and thank you again!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lungs 4 Life Fundraiser. . .

The LUNGS 4 LIFE fundraiser is now in FULL swing! Sassy Cheryl's along with some amazingly generous artists and incredibly GENEROUS contributors are taking this opportunity to help raise funds for Tripp Oldham, a 19 year old boy suffering from Cystic Fibrosis.  
Doesn't this photo just capture his spirit!  
Tripp will need a double lung transplant in the next 2 years and his family is in need of raising money in order for this to happen.
All donations from this fundraiser will go directly to the LUNGS 4 LIFE charity fund.
We hope too, that you will save the Loves Healing Hands/Lungs 4 Life logo, located in the right-hand column, and post on your blog or website to help spread the word.  

We are making some incredible images and prizes (just below digi package) available to you just for participating.

The Fundraiser will run through August 14th. with the winners being announced the following Sunday, August 21st.
First up. . .
we have put together a fantastic package of digi stamps for you to have for a simple donation of just $20.  
A GREAT BIG, HUGE thank you to these amazing ladies who donated their time and artwork to the Lungs 4 Life fundraiser.
This package consists of digi images from artists such as:
. . .and myself, Sassy Cheryl.

Please know that this is such a WORTHY cause and any donation and or purchase that you make is GREATLY appreciated.  

All of these AMAZING designs for a generous donation of just $20!
Make your payment for the Lungs 4 Life Digi Package by using your secure Paypal account or major credit card using the Add to Cart Button.

Add to Cart

AND. . . . .
We have some INCREDIBLE prizes to give away too!
Since this is a fundraiser, we wanted you to be able to give as little or as much as you'd like!  So, we are making 6 (six) Raffle Ticket donation options available.
1 Entry Chance=$1
5 Entry Chances=$5
10 Entry Chances=$10
25 Entry Chances=$25
50 Entry Chances=$50
100 Entry Chances=$100
So, for each dollar that you donate in the raffle, we'll place your name in the hat that many times. 
Ex:  $25 Raffle ticket donation = 25 times that your name is placed in the running for one these AMAZING five prizes. Make sense?
AND. . .  it will certainly increase your chances of winning.
Any of these wonderful prizes is EASILY worth any amount that you choose to donate.
When choosing your Raffle Ticket, please use the drop down button to choose the amount of your donation.
**Raffle Ticket Donation button is located at the end of the PRIZES listing**.

So let's show you the prizes, shall we. . .
And another GREAT BIG, HUGE thank you to these amazing ladies who donated their time and prizes to the Lungs 4 Life fundraiser.  Thank you!

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1st Place Prize: Handmade Copic Marker Case
(Valued well over $100)
Donated by the ever so talented Shirley Swoope.  When I sent out the email about doing this fundraiser, she immediately contacted me and wanted to participate.  I can't tell you how much it meant to me.  Shirley is not only an amazing card designer, but an avid sewer.  Shirley has shown me these amazing Copic Marker Boxes before and I have to tell you, I've actually thought about purchasing some Copic Markers, just so I can get my grubby little hands on one of these.

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2nd Place Prize:$120 Gift Voucher to Nana Vic's Digitals
Vickie of Nana Vic's Digitals has generously donated a $120 Gift Voucher to be used in her store!  WOW.  How incredible is that!  Have you been to her store?  Well, you most certainly should pop over there!  You'll be amazed at ALL that she has to offer. She has a HUGE array of Digitals, including images for little boys, little girls, flowers and SO MUCH MORE!

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3rd Place Prize: Two sets of Amazing Stamps
(Valued at $90)
The 1st set of stamps are Sassy Cheryl's EXCLUSIVE unmounted stamps offered by Kraftin' Kimmie.
You'll receive 4 individually packaged stamps with a matching sentiment.   
Stamp set includes:
*Butterflies Flutter By
*Dance in the Rain
*Friends are for Hugging
*Sharing is Loving
I have included some photos of AMAZING cards created with these wonderful stamps.
Aren't they FANTASTIC! 

The 2nd set of stamps is by the ever so talented Waltzing Mouse Stamps.
You will receive two individually packaged Photopolymer Stamp sets that include the following :
*Fancy Phrases
*Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy 
These are incredible stamps.  You're really going to get a LOT of use out of these.  Perfect too for the upcoming Christmas/winter holiday.

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4th Place Prize:  $50 Gift Voucher to the Sassy Cheryl's Shop
This one is self explanatory.  :)
The 4th place winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the Sassy Cheryl's Shop.

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5th Place Prize: McMahon Five Designs Stamp & Embellishment Set
(Valued at over $40)
Set includes:
*D'Amour Allure Rubber Stamp-Sadie's Floral Hat
*D'Amour Allure Acrylic Stamp-Sasha
*D'Amour Allure Acrylic Stamp-Flirty Valentine
*Congrats Acrylic Stamp
*6 Koa Wood Paper Precut Strips
*Prima Warm Grey Lace
*21 Transparent Wedding Stickers
*Fun Shapes Die Cuts
*4 Adhesive 3D Star Embellishments
*Assorted Flowers
*Assorted Buttons

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Donations will be accepted here until Sunday, August 14th.  Prize winners will be announced the following Sunday, August 21st.  Winners will be chosen in random order from 1st-5th prize.

Remember any donation that you make is greatly appreciated!  You give as much or as little as you feel led to donate.  We are thankful for any amount.  And please remember to pray for their family!  No amount of money can replace PRAYER!  That is the most important thing that you can do for Tripp and his family.
Thank you!

For those of you who wish to pay using your credit card instead of using a Paypal account, add the donation amount that you would like and then click the 'Add to Cart' button.  Then click the 'Check Out' button and it will take you to a 2nd page that will allow you to pay using your credit card.

Make your Donation using your secure Paypal account or major credit card.

Raffle Ticket Donation
**Please note that this is my first attempt at putting together a Fundraiser.  If you have any trouble with making a purchase or problems with your download, please feel free to email me.

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