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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Night Sky in April






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Happy weekend to you.

If you missed my post on Baby Fidelis, I would love it if you could visit my post and share the information with your contacts. You can read about it here http://www.snapthatpenny.blogspot.ca/2015/04/saving-angel-fidelis-update.html

It is very easy to share the blog post. Simply look for the share buttons (Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest)

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SAVING ANGEL FIDELIS - UPDATE

Hi friends,

I first posted about baby Fidelis a few days ago.
You can read the original post by clicking here.
 But I've just learned that she is scheduled for surgery on May 7th if the family can raise the travel funds from Kenya to Canada (Toronto).  Time is of the essence in getting this message out far and wide and raising the needed funds.



A well wisher in USA has opened a Go Fund Me Campaign which you can find here


Donations can be accepted on the Go Fund Me page or through the Pay Pal page at Hope Foundation For Orphans in Kenya http://hopefoundationkenya.org/donate.html


If you want to help and are able to help, please do not delay.

There is only a short time before the surgery date is here. The family will need a bit of time to determine whether they have the full funds needed and to make all necessary travel arrangements.

Each of you who reads this post can also help to share this message as widely as you can with all your contacts. You can easily share this post by using the "share" buttons at the bottom of this post.



Thank you so much!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Humility in Yellow





I haven't taken any macro shots for a long time. I thought I better practice once more but it was a bit windy and I had no tripod. I got a few decent shots anyway.
(click on the photo for a slightly larger image).

I'm interested in the humble, happy dandelion right now because I'm drinking Dandelion Root Tea for it's medicinal properties. I'm not sure it will agree with me for the longer term as I seem to be having a few reactions but it is always good to try something new.

I thought the tea might help with my blood sugar levels but it is giving me stomachache and heartburn.
If you drink this tea please let me know what you've experienced.

If you missed my post about Baby Fidelis yesterday, please read and share the post widely. You can find it here 
The more people who know of the baby's situation, the more people who can help. Thank you so much for your help!

Joining in with Macro Monday 2Nature Notes,   i heart macro and Mosaic Monday this week.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saving Angel Fidelis




Watch and share the video of Angel Fidelis who was born with large frontal growth (Encephalocele) with bone defect and she is expected to undergo reconstruction surgery in Canada.  The video is about 4 1/2 minutes in length.
For more information about Encephalocele click here

If you are reading this in Kenya you can send your support and donation to M-Pesa 
Paybill No.317 081
Account No. Fidelis

If you live elsewhere, you have several ways you can donate.
 I find the best & least expensive way to send a wire transfer is by setting up an account with World Remit. 
You will need the recipients name and phone number
The person coordinating funding is Joseph Wanjau and the phone number to send the donation to a mobile account (common way to receive and send funds in Kenya) is  +254 724 950 245

Once you set up an account and transfer the money it is there within minutes. I would also recommend you text the number to let them know the funds are for Angel (Baby) Fidelis.

 Mr. Wanjau has founded an organization in Kenya to help orphans and the disabled.
There is a Pay Pal donate button on the website.
You can find it here  http://hopefoundationkenya.org/donate.html
 I sent my donation via Pay Pal.  There is space to identify the purpose of the funds when you send by Pay Pal.

At the website's donate page, you can also find information about sending a wire transfer to the organization's website. 

In  my own experience, I've found Pay Pal and World Remit to be better options because they are much faster, cheaper and even more reliable than sending to an organizational bank account.  The bank international wire option at a big bank takes at least a week and some times longer for the funds to get to the recipient, it costs at least 4x more than the World Remit or Pay Pal options, and is often unreliable.  This means you have to follow up and trace the funds that don't get to the recipient. You do not get funds back if they don't arrive where they are supposed to.  Perhaps others have had a better experience than I have with the bank to bank transfer.

To learn more about Joseph Wanjau, the man who is helping Angel Fideles and her family, you can watch
Voice for the voiceless https://youtu.be/rsCWG27ocLQ

If you need any help or these instructions are not detailed enough, please contact me
here.

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