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    Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    Hey, guys. Sorry to bother you again, but Cyclone Fanatics have better hearts than anyone I've ever met.

    A good friend of mine in Seattle has an 11-month-old son, Charlie. He was born with a very rare form of leukemia, but had genetic mutations that meant he is the only child in the world with his form of this cancer. He also has hydrocephaly, and has now been diagnosed with lung disease. Here’s a news video about him:

    N. Seattle infant battling extremely rare form of leukemia | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

    The past ten months have been an incredible ordeal for them. Here’s his Facebook page, which his mother, Jessica keeps updated: https://www.facebook.com/prayersforcharliecole

    I mentioned previously that a group of friends of Jessica, including myself, are getting together to try and get an online auction organized as a fundraiser. We've contacted over 500 places, and had seriously an amazing response. I don't know how else to describe it - and Ames/Des Moines businesses have been even more generous than Seattle ones.

    We’re doing the auction on Facebook from September 5 through September 9. Right now we’re trying to promote the page, but we also want people to like the page and, if they so desire, bid when it opens! Here’s the page:

    https://www.facebook.com/prayersforcharliecoleauction

    Seriously, there are some pretty amazing donations, including from ISU. Here are just a few from Iowa:

    - ISU Athletics - two tickets to the Kansas game, hillside
    - EL Photography & Design (LINK) - this is a seriously cool business in Ames that designs jewelry and such for the ISU Alumni Association, among others. I'm attaching below a screenshot of the four items they donated. Check out their Etsy store!
    - Raygun - just told me to pick any three items from their website. That's sort of awesome.
    - The Big Steer - gift certificate
    - Redekers - gift certificate
    - Cafe Diem (Ames) - gift certificate
    - The Pumpkin Patch (Ames) - a giant toy airport
    - Guntongue Records - choice of three guitar or bass lessons OR two hours of studio time

    We had some other amazing donations. There's lots of stuff for kids and the ladies, anyone in Louisville could try and pick up four tickets to the U of Louisville vs. Houston game (Terry Bridgewater is going to be pimp this year), so on and so on. There's seriously just a whole lot of stuff that can be had at pretty decent prices, and all proceeds go to the family of this sick boy.

    Thanks, guys – sorry to put a damper on the board, this little boy is just very sick. Please like the page!

    From EL Photography & Design:
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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    He's so cute! Please send a reminder closer to the auction dates.



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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    Not sure how it works, but if they need additional assistance you might look into the Chive Charities. They are constantly doing things for people in need.

    Chive Charities

    Keep us posted!


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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    You guys are amazing. I knew Cyclone Fanatics were the best. :)

    yCy - I'll for sure message you! He really is adorable, isn't he?!?

    Boone - THANK YOU!! I'll check that out! We've been struggling to find official charitable organizations, the good ones all don't get much publicity.

    JoshuaKagavi just donated these five seriously amazing shirts, I am floored. This is a very, very generous donation:

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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    Seeing some really cool "likes" on the FB page. Thanks, guys - seriously, this has some awesome things for sports fans, parents, pretty much anyone with a home, DEFINITELY for gifts for girlfriends and wives (or people you want to become girlfriends or wives). I'm really grateful for those of you who have liked the page.


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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    Splash just surprised me with a donation in the mail tonight, too. It's so cool that so many local places are being so generous.


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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    One of our own CFers made a pretty amazing donation today. Three signed photos of Johnny Orr basketball teams from 1987, 1988, and 1989. The 1987 team is the one that had Lafester Rhodes drop 54 points on Iowa, for anyone keeping track. :) Coolest part? These were Johnny's himself. Here's what our amazing CF donor had to say:

    "I purchased the 3 pictures at a fund raiser for a lovely woman who unfortunately since that time, succumbed to cancer.
    She was a Stage 4 victim.
    Johnny Orr's daughter had gone through some things in her fathers basement and donated them to this womans' cause. I purchased them at her benefit.
    So, these pictures were Johnny Orr's and from his collection of memorabilia."


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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    I got to meet two pretty amazing CFers this weekend. JoshuaKagavi really, truly was so kind to donate those shirts above, they are even cooler in person.

    Balrog was so kind as to let me crash his Hickory Park dinner to pick up the Johnny Orr/Cyclone photos. They are amazing.


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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    I'm a little loathe to bump this, because I sorta want to keep the autographed photos and some shirts for myself (), but I just wanted to fulfill my promise and bump this in time for the auction to start on Thursday. We'll try and start posting items tomorrow afternoon so you can browse, but here's a full list of the items on the auction: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v66p7wzmhl...preadsheet.pdf

    If you want to like the page and get in on bidding, just go to www.facebook.com/prayersforcharliecoleauction


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    I'm not really a big fan of the organization of the photo albums, but the photos are here:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2950538&type=3

    And the Kagavi shirts and ISU jewelry are here:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2950538&type=3


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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    Bumping this post--the auction is halfway over and there's lots of good stuff that is available for cheap! Remember all proceeds go to helping this kiddo out! Go back through Angie's previous posts for more info...


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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaKagavi View Post
    Bumping this post--the auction is halfway over and there's lots of good stuff that is available for cheap! Remember all proceeds go to helping this kiddo out! Go back through Angie's previous posts for more info...
    Thank you so much, Joshua - for bumping AND for your awesome shirt donations!!


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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    Thanks for the reminder!



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    Thanks for the bump, would have missed it!



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    Re: Online charity auction featuring some awesome ISU and Ames/Des Moines stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by IAStubborn View Post
    Thanks for the bump, would have missed it!
    We've had an ISU fan or two go on a spree - thanks, guys. I mean it - wow. Thank you.


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