Some of you might remember that last year I created an Indiegogo campaign for my birthday called Birthday for Giving. The campaign was more successful than I ever imagined so I decided to raise funds again this year.
I’ve created a dual-fundraiser in support of Friends of Asian Elephant hospital in Thailand. Created by Soraida Salwala in 1993. FAE is the world’s first elephant hospital. And since its inception it has helped over 3,600 elephants!
FAE is probably best known for Mosha, the baby land-mine victim who was not only saved by FAE but has been outfitted with a prosthetic limb and is now a permanent resident. Since she was only 2 years old when she lost her limb, she seems more comfortable and natural with her prosthetic limb than Motala, an older victim. In fact, Mosha has received numerous adjustments to her prosthetic on account of her active lifestyle.
Mosha, now 9 years old and thriving thanks to FAE
In addition to Mosha and Motala, FAE has also come to the rescue of elephants poisoned by contaminated soil, injured through their work in the tourist industry, or in need of maternity care, among other health needs. Because FAE survives on donations, it seemed only natural to direct this year’s fundraising efforts in their direction.
Those living in the Philadelphia area will be able attend I ❤ Elephants: a night of yoga and film at Studio 34 (registration for the event is available on their website). The evening will begin with a Breathe and Flow yoga class taught by studio owner Angela Norris and culminate in a screening of Eyes of Thailand, Windy Borman’s award-winning documentary about FAE. For those living outside the Philadelphia area (or who don’t like yoga), I have created an online campaign. To learn more about my campaign and to donate, click on the banner.
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