Take 2 Seconds to Donate $10 via PayPal to Feel Good & Receive My Illustration in Honor of Baby Saoirse

Friends of mine, Mike and Kezia Fitzgerald, lost their 18-month old girl to cancer a week ago today.

I’ve been so encouraged by donations they’ve been receiving since my blog post yesterday.

The warm emails I’ve received from people I don’t even know have been so uplifting. I hope Mike and Kezia know how much people care.

But I gotta be honest, I would like to see more. A LOT more.

And I know you can take 2 seconds to make a super quick and easy PayPal donation of just 10 bucks to the Fitzgerald Cancer Fund.

In honor of her memory, I drew a 5” x 7” print of Saoirse dressed up in costume as Uncle Fester, which is who she was for Halloween this year. I also drew her faithful, loving, and loyal dog, Fallon, a beautiful boxer of the Fitzgeralds.

If it matters to you, my illustrations have appeared in work for Southern Comfort, Pei Wei Asian Diner, VeeV Açaí Spirit, and Grolsch Brewery, just to name a few. (Haha, yes, I’m aware a lot of them are in the alcoholic beverage category. Yay! But that’s for another conversation.)

What I’m asking you to do is the following:

  1. Make a minimum of a $10 donation to the Fitzgerald Cancer Fund via their Facebook page or by sending a check to:

    Fitzgerald Cancer Fund

    Care of People’s United Bank

    1 Conant St.

    Danvers, MA 01923 

  2. Email me a copy or screenshot of your PayPal receipt or check at aireen@aerialardour.com, subject line: Saoirse and Fallon Print. You can blur out or black out any personal financial info. Basically, prove that you’ve donated.
  3. Email me your mailing address so I can send you my 5” x 7” signed and numbered art print of Saoirse and Fallon.
  4. This last step is a bonus, but it’s probably pretty important: pass this on. Post this link on Facebook, tweet the crap out of it, whatevs. We all know how powerful word of mouth can be. (Just ask your gossipy neighbor, right? ;P)

And if cash is way too tight, which I completely understand, but you still want to express your support and condolence, feel free to visit the the Fitzgerald Cancer Fund’s Facebook page and write on their Wall.

I’ve been keeping up with her dad, Mike’s, blog, and it just breaks my heart. He writes about how angry he is, and how he feels like he has failed his little girl somehow… that she died too soon and that maybe they missed something.

I believe they did everything that was humanly possible.

Let’s help the Fitzgeralds keep up their faith.

It’s easy to think, “Well, there’s nothing I can do – but I’m praying for them.” For just 10 bucks, you can feel like you’ve done something AND you can get a sweet illustration of a lil girl in happier times with her loving dog. ‘Tis the season. Let’s get to it.