Thank you for your Help!

Many of you have seen my GoFundMe campaign by now, and I will be picking up my car today I think.  The generosity and kindness of friends, family and strangers has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am filled with gratitude.

the photo, taken this month in Glenwood, Washington, will take you to my campaign page on GoFundMe if you want to help out with licencing, winter tires, and insurance now!  I have the costs of the vehicle covered.  The link will open in a new window or tab in your browser.

Thank you again!  Check out my photography on smugmug by going to Menu on this page, and clicking on Photo Galleries.
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A Plea for Help for my Niece who is Ill and Broke Down Far from Home

a photo by my other niece Christee Kyte of My wonderful niece Erin Kyte Huerta,


and her husband Melecio drove up to Washington from Utah to visit my sister.  Both mother and daughter have very bad health problems but really needed to see each other.  Erin had just purchased a used car, and when they left here to travel back to Utah the van broke down in the Blue Mountains, and was towed from LaGrande, Oregon back to Pendleton where the van stayed at a shop.  The vehicle is supposedly under warrenty, but the company is really dragging their heels, insisting the van will have to be looked at by their own mechanics in Utah.  Erin had just enough to rent a car for a few days and come back to White Salmon to her mom’s house where we are struggling to find a way to get her back home before she loses her job.  Money is a huge issue… the mechanic in Pendleton wants $2000 to even begin work on the Transmission problem, and estimates $4000 to fix it. It is supposed to be under Warrenty but the warrenty company in Utah is refusing to honor it until the mechanic tears it apart to verify the problem.  Bus tickets are more than we can scrape up, and leave us with the problem of what to do with her dog as well as all her stuff.
THIS BLUE LINK GOES TO HER PAYPAL ACCOUNT WITH A DONATE PAGE…. EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT YOU CAN CLICK DOWN AT THE BOTTOM FOR NON MEMBERS TO USE A CREDIT CARD

MY LOVELY NIECE ERIN IS ILL AND BROKE DOWN AND NEEDS HELP. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DONATION PAGE FOR ERIN KYTE HUERTA

Erin is a youngster by my standards… only 36 years old, and has to wear Oxygen all the time and haul a condensor around with her everywhere she goes.  She has a disease called Pulmonary Hypertension, which she was told is Terminal… and so far she has been continuing to work at her job with a trucking company in Utah in order to make ends meet and keep a home. Being trapped here with the money used up is being very stressful!

So….. this is a plea.  If you can help her out at all the above donate button is linked directly to HER Paypal account (not mine) .  Also if you happen to be in the White Salmon area and would be interested in adopting a sweet but somewhat hyper young dog that is a cross between Black Lab and Border Collie, please contact us!  Erin’s email is hotrodcutie@gmail.com

and in her own words:
“I don’t like asking for money, but, in thiis case I really need all the help I can get. I decieded to make a trip to Washington to see my mom, family, friends, etc. And in the process of going home. My POS van broke down. I have a dog border collie-lab mix. Her name is Brandy. The only amount of money is just about the amount to get me on a bus. In which case I have to abandon my dog, in hopes to save my job and my husbands job. Yes, I do have pulmonary arterial hypertension. I have verry little energy as, this lung disease knock’s it right out of me. And with the stress of not knowing if I can get back to my job ok, has me with very little energy. Not to mention it is bad on my heart failure. If you can help, please do so. Anything will be appreciated. Thank you. ”

UPDATE:

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE DONATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING IN!  SO FAR WE HAVE GOTTEN OVER $300, AND IT IS POSSIBLE WE MIGHT GET ENOUGH MONEY THEY CAN RENT A UHAUL AND DOLLY TO HAUL THE TRUCK BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP… THEY ONLY BOUGHT THE VAN 2 WEEKS AGO!

She Sings like a Nightingale!

My sweet Daughter Leannan Sidhe has been stretching her artistic wings in more ways than one the last few years. Last year she accomplished the recording of her first album of original music, as well as gotten her first published work, a short story in an anthology which can be found on the Fragile Dreams page. She also is an accomplished seamstress and created many of her own costumes. Leannan does beadwork, and is a lovely artist with pencil and watercolors as well, and can throw a great snowball to boot!

Now she is working on her second album of mostly original music, and the plan is to start recording this summer. You can hear samples of her music here

She is giving up her apartment and staying with me for awhile so she can put everything into this project. Here is where you come in! If you like to support young musicians and artists struggling to make it in this world, you can help through a website called Kickstarter which matches up people with projects with those who like to donate to such causes. I AM HAVING TROUBLE POSTING LINKS ON HERE BUT IF YOU CLICK ON HER LINK TO THE LEFT IN THE SIDEBAR YOU WILL FIND HER KICKSTARTER LINK THERE.

AFTER VIEWING, PLEASE CONSIDER A PLEDGE… SHE HAS 15 DAYS TO GATHER ANOTHER $1,005. THE WAY KICKSTARTER WORKS IS THAT IF THE GOAL IS NOT REACHED BY THE DEADLINE, THE ARTIST GETS NONE OF THE MONEY. NONE OF THE MONEY IS TAKEN FROM YOUR ACCOUNT UNTIL THE END OF THE PROJECT, AND THERE ARE MANY TIERS OF DONATION LEVELS WITH BONUS PRIZES YOU WILL RECEIVE AS WELL. I HAVE ALSO PROMISED TO SEND ONE OF MY PHOTO CARDS TO THANK ANYONE WHO DONATES AT LEAST $15 OR MORE, AND MY 8 X 10 IMAGES ARE SOME OF THE PRIZES.

Leannan has been working with James Alexander Adams, who not only does all the recording studio work, but also sings with her on a few songs and plays several instruments on the first album.