Buy an ornament, help a family

Adding this to the Holidays and Events pages as well as the West Seattle Weekend Lineup, but also wanted to make note of it here: alissaandmimi.jpgTomorrow at the new Tillicum Village Gift Gallery on Avalon, Northwest Coastal carver Alissa Bellah-Pierson will be handcarving ornaments to sell to raise money for the medical expenses of her 9-month-old baby Mimi’s liver transplant — the baby (shown with Alissa in photo at left from TV website) had to be rushed from Alaska to Seattle last month, and got a new liver two days before Thanksgiving. You can read more about them on this webpage (scroll down to “Help for a Family in Need”). Mimi’s mom will be carving at the Tillicum Village Gift Gallery 10 am-4 pm tomorrow.

7 Replies to "Buy an ornament, help a family"

  • I Heart Jiggers December 22, 2007 (11:46 am)

    It would be great to know what hospital the transplant was performed at. I’d love to donate directly to outstanding expenses rather than just buying an ornament (who knows if we’ll make it over there on such hectic days).

    Love to little Mimi, her family, and the family of her donor.


  • WSB December 22, 2007 (1:03 pm)

    Hey IHJ – the info is on the page we linked to on the TV site, lots more about the family and what happened – it mentions Children’s Hospital.

  • CH December 22, 2007 (3:21 pm)

    we missed her by 10 mins since she apparently was only there until 2:30 today.

  • Sue December 22, 2007 (6:00 pm)

    CH, that’s probably because I bought her last ornament at about 2:15. :)

  • CH December 23, 2007 (12:05 am)

    Sue, glad to hear that! I was afraid that maybe she gave up because no one had been in!

  • Sue December 23, 2007 (8:39 am)

    She actually mentioned that King 5 had been by to tape a story about her. I didn’t catch the news, so don’t know if it ran. I’m glad she’s getting the exposure.

  • Sue December 23, 2007 (8:56 am)

    Found the video on King5’s website: The dark blue ornament (an otter) is the one in my husband’s christmas stocking.

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