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Several of my wedding industry friends (Craig W. Smith, Orbie Pullen and Rebecca Merideth Pullen along with 4 other local photographers) are participating in a fundraiser to assist Rose who has not been able to work since the accident and won't be able to work for quite some time.
They are offering $60 family portraits:
February 27th, 2010
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Mount Hermon Rec Field
It's a great cause. I'm hoping, if you're local, you'll consider attending. If you don't live in the area but would like to help Rose there are donation options on the right sidebar of her BLOG. Just CLICK HERE to donate.
From the Help Rose Blog:
"With the help of friends and family, Rose was able to return to her small apartment in Santa Cruz to continue her recovery process. Someone has been with her at all times since the day of the accident. Each day she gets stronger and able to do more for herself.
Rose has always had exemplary credit, and for the first time in her life, she finds herself in serious debt. The woman who caused the accident may be uninsured. Since Rose's graduation from college, her jobs have not offered medical insurance and she has not been able to afford private medical insurance. So far, no public assistance has come through, either. Many of Rose's friends want to help her. So we are planning a fund raiser to help her out and a way to make direct donations, for those who prefer. We hope you will be able to help, too."
This is the car that Rose was a passenger in.
When a driver coming from the other direction drifted over the center divide she caused a head on collision clipping the car Rose was riding in causing the damage you see here. Rose's friend, the driver of the car she was a passenger in, was also seriously injured as was the young woman who caused the accident.