Last year I hosted a fundraiser campaign called "The Harper Initiative" to aid one of my favorite families with their mounting medical expenses. The outpouring of support from this community was breathtaking. Now it's time to help another family, my own. 

Jo Ann and C.J.

My cousin, Jo Ann, was severely injured in a car accident on February 26, 2015. She suffered near-fatal internal injuries to her abdomen and chest but survived. Over the course of the next two years, Jo Ann made a slow yet steady recovery after multiple surgeries. She was scheduled for yet another surgery in the summer of 2016 when another tragedy struck resulting in the loss of her mother to a massive heart attack. The surgery was postponed until finally Jo Ann went into the hospital for her final abdominal operation which we hoped would make her well once and for all. 

Jo Ann would never leave the hospital. Two days after a successful operation and what seemed to be a swift recovery, Jo Ann suddenly passed away due to unforeseen and still unknown surgical complications. An autopsy was performed which will hopefully shed some light on what caused my cousin to suddenly and unexpectedly pass from this world.

Although Jo Ann's hardships are now over, the rest of her family is left to cope with her loss. She was a single mother who cared for her only son, C.J., who is eleven years old and Autistic. Jo Ann recently purchased a life insurance policy which unfortunately has a stipulation of NO PAYMENT within one year of the policy start date. This means that the family is now responsible for the cost of burial as well as taking care of her special needs child.

I am reaching out to you, my followers and those who know my work, to help my family in this time of need. I am offering a custom 16x24 inch metal art print, signed by me, as a prize for this fundraiser. A $180 value which will last for decades. All that is asked for is a $10 donation and an open heart to help ease the financial burden during an already emotionally strained situation. The metal print is available of any image from my website and will be shipped to your door with my sincere thanks and gratitude. 

Please take a moment and make one of the best uses of $10 possible. The fundraiser will run through the month of July with 100% of the proceeds going directly towards Jo Ann's burial and for the care of her son, C.J..  Click the button below to make a donation. Thank you all!