Back Bone: Win Monstrous Prizes + Support Scares That Care

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I am so happy to announce that I have teamed up with one of the most amazing foundations……… Scares That Care!

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Scares That Care is an approved 501(c)(3) who fights the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns and breast cancer by helping families that are experiencing these extraordinary hardships cope with the financial burden. Our non-profit organization provides money, toys and other items to help sick children. We have two other programs consisting of “Scares For Pairs,” where we help women fighting breast cancer and partnered with horror icon Kane Hodder for the “I Helped Kane” program, where we provide assistance to those children who have suffered serious burn injuries.We are a 100% VOLUNTEER organization in order to maximize our supporters donations to those who need it!

I have donated a $25 Gift Certificate for my Etsy Shop as a raffle prize for their March $5 donation day!  Besides my gift certificate there are lots of other monstrous themed prizes being added! For every $5.00 donated, a number will be assigned. $5.00 would equal one number, $15.00 would equal three numbers, $25.00 would equal five numbers, and so on. At the end of the donation drive, they will select random numbers and contact those people to pick their prize!


As someone who has had to start a GoFundMe for help during my own medical crisis and someone who has grown up watching their mother lose their battle to breast cancer, I personally feel a strong connection with this foundation and everything they stand for. Not to mention the theme of their foundation is a perfect match for someone like me to team up with. I mean come on… look at that logo!

It could not come at a better time either. I have actually been in talks with the foundation since earlier this month. I just turned 35 last Friday. The same age my Mom was when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It has made this birthday a difficult one that I actually was not looking forward to. Most people are not anticipating their birthdays because it makes them feel older. This birthday is a harsh reminder of just how young my Mom was and how short of a life she was given. It may not come off that way with all my fun “I met Henry Rollins Birthday posts“, however mentally it is something I have been thinking about constantly over the past year. A countdown of sorts to things becoming more real. Thankfully my husband was able to give my brother and myself a memorable moment we are able to look back on together. I also still think the way it all fell into place for us was my Mom’s doing somehow. Up there pulling strings.

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With us no longer struggling with medical expenses, it feels only right to help give back to others that still are. It’s funny how things work out too. My donation worked out to be a better fit for their March donation day instead of February. It just so happens to fall 2 days after the anniversary of my Mom’s passing. So as I do this to help others, I do it in her memory as well.

So I ask of you.. please spread the word about this special event taking place on March 18th. Anyone can participate too! Just go HERE and read all about the donation day and how you can donate via their store, via Pay Pal or even snail mail! If you can not participate PLEASE spread the word! That helps more then you know!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Check out the other foundations I have helped with my art by going to the Back Bone page of my official website!

Back Bone: Women In Horror Month

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As you all know I am a big supporter of Women In Horror Month and Ax Wound Film Festival. However every year, like clockwork my creepy heart smiles when I flip the calendar to February and I am reminded that Women In Horror Month falls on the same month as my birthday.  Happy February everyone! Make sure to visit the Women In Horror Month website and support this killer cause!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Back Bone: A Special Creation For Safyre

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Some of you may have already heard of a courageous young girl named Safyre Terry. She is known as Schenectady New York’s “Super Survivor”. She survived an arson fire that killed her father and siblings. They found her under her father’s body and had suffered burns on 75% of her body. She has had to have multiple surgeries including having her right arm and left foot amputated. Despite all this little girl has gone through she has the most positive attitude and is the most courageous little girl.

I personally did not know of her story until her Christmas Card request went viral on the internet and news. A sweet soul all she wanted for Christmas was to be able to fill her Aunt’s Christmas Card tree. Well of course her wish was granted when people around the world started to send her cards. Before she knew it she had a tree full and then some 🙂

After hearing about her I went to the sites that her amazing Aunt and Uncle have set up for donations and to keep people posted on how she is doing. Her Facebook page is like a diary keeping people informed about how amazing this little girl is and what a fighter she is. I had tears streaming down my face as I watched her perform “Roar” By Katy Perry in her school talent show. This little girl is amazing! God bless her Aunt and Uncle who took her in and have been by her side since all of this has happened.

After reading her story, looking at her photos and videos I was overwhelmed with inspiration. Not only for myself and all the things I have gone through physically and mentally but I immediately wanted to create her something special to show her how much her story had touched me.

So with that I wrote Safyre a letter and made her a special “Super Survivor” hair barrette. I am putting it in the mail this week. I hope it brings her some happiness and comfort as she seems to be in a lot of pain from her most recent procedures. Poor thing. To go through all of this at such a young age has got to be so hard. It’s times like this that I am so grateful that I have a talent I can share with the world. Something that allows me to create something that will hopefully bring some happiness and brighten ones situation.

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Stay Spooky and Supportive!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: Linda Blair Worldheart Greetings

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Received our annual Christmas Card from Linda Blair and her Worldheart Foundation. As you may already know, (from my past posts or from reading the Back Bone section of my website) I donate a portion of the proceeds of select items in my Etsy Shop to this foundation. I still have a few items left if you want to get a little something while helping this wonderful cause.

Stay Spooky + Supportive!
LDG Nicole