A note from Voshie Paine:
On Tuesday, December 28th, I had to rush to the hospital with my room-mate’s daughter. She had a temperature of 106F.After a couple hours of waiting, I found out that they would be keeping Kajsa overnight to run more tests. Her dad arrived,and I was able to go back home while they kept vigil over Kajsa. The next day, I waited anxiously to hear news from them, and finally when evening rolled around, I decided to give the hospital a call. It turned out that lil Kajsa had been diagnosed with Pre-B ALL Leukemia.Needless to say the news hit everyone hard, and we have been reeling from shock, but it hit her parents hardest. Their soon to be 3 year old, has just been diagnosed with one of those diseases that you dread as a parent. Not only do they have to stay strong for Kajsa, and their other daughter, but they also must cope financially somehow.Fortunately (the hope we must cling to), the doctors said that since they caught it early, that as long as she responds to treatment, they are giving Kajsa a 90-95% chance of recovery. However, the treatment will last approximately 4 years, where Kajsa will have to undergo intensive chemo treatments. In an effort to do -something- for the family, I asked and gained permission to seek out ways to raise money to help them, while they concentrate on Kajsa.
Many creators have stepped up already and offer charity items at he Second Childhood Fundraiser site. At least a fair part (if not all) of every sale will go to Kajsa and her family. Monica Outlander from Miamai made this beautiful Kajsa dress. It’s no secret that I am becoming more and more of a fan of Monica’s work and be honest, if not because of the fundraiser, you’ll want this dress because it’s absolutely stunning!
Other credits: skin by Tuli, hairbase by Dutch Touch, hair by Analog Dog, pearls by MOOD