Monday, September 19, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Many now know that a few weeks ago, Julie Ranae had to have emergency oral surgery resulting in the removal of her two front teeth.  The dentist at that time believed the best course of action would be to remove the rest of her teeth and replace them with permanents so as to avoid years of dental work. Relieved at finding a solution to this major dental problem, Julie returned to the office for dental surgery. Unfortunately, it wasn't the visit she was expecting.  After consultation and scheduling the surgery, the surgeon's office informed her that she would need to bring $4000 to the appointment before they would proceed. Also, this amount would not include the cost of dentures following the surgery.

So here Julie is today, without front teeth that were pulled with the belief that they would be replaced immediately. It is an overwhelming experience for her and one her friends hope our creative community can help with.

There will be a benefit blog hop called Operation Julie's Smile that will take place Oct 7-9.  There are a variety of companies and design teams who will be participating in this hop to help raise funds for this benefit. So far, approximately $1000 in prizes have been made available and will be awarded for both participants and those who donate!

Operation Julie's Smile is now accepting designers/teams who would like to be a part of the benefit hop.  If you are interested in getting involved in this creative fundraising event, please contact Nicole Rixon at The deadline to be a part of the hop is Wednesday, Sept 28th.  Participants will be notified of the blog hop order between Oct 3rd and 5th.

This blog hop is an opportunity to have fun, feature your design work, and raise money for a friend in need! A donation button will be made available to all who participate.

Julie is a member of my design team at The Craft's Meow, which is how I've gotten to know her. I actually first "met" Julie on Facebook when we enjoyed the Royal Wedding together... we were two of a few who were Facebooking during the ceremony to help keep each other awake! lol  Anyway, Julie is a friendly and outgoing person, always willing to lend a hand to others. I'm grateful for all she does for me and for The Craft's Meow, and I'm sick at heart about what she's going through. So The Craft's Meow is proud to be a sponsor of Operation Julie's Smile, and I personally will be participating in the blog hop. I hope you'll join us!

In the meantime, you can offer a donation at any time by clicking the button below.

Thank you so much for having a giving heart! Together we CAN make a difference!


Julie Ranae said...

Lisa...your kind heart means so much to me. It is MY pleasure to be on The Craft's Meow team and I am truly inspired by all of my teammates.
It was such a fantastic night watching the Royal Wedding with you on's amazing what social networking can do to bring people together...thank you for YOUR giving heart!

*Alison* said...

I just love Julie as well.. :) She is an amazing person.. What a sweet thing you are doing for her too.. I already donated.. :) HUGS