Some of you may remember a few months back when I did a print special where I donated the profits from certain prints to the medical expenses of Patrick Aspinall. Patrick had been battling Cystic Fibrosis. I met Patrick through his girlfriend Nicole. Nicole and I met at Warped Tour, and formed our friendship while working on the tour. I can honestly say that if it weren't for Nicole I would have given up on photography, and music journalism. We shared a heart to heart talk about what we wanted out of life in general and since that time we both have made huge strides towards those things. I went to the Chicago Warped Tour date in 2012 to work with her, this is where I met Patrick. Patrick is one of the most down to earth and strongest people I have met. It was clear while he was there that he was in pain and uncomfortable but he didn't let it affect his mood. He and I talked a little about a variety of things, typical guy stuff, sports and music mostly but we also talked a little bit about Cystic Fibrosis. I'll admit I had never really heard about it before and had no idea the magnitude of it. Through talking with Patrick that day I learned a lot.
Now I want to do something to help them again. Patrick recently underwent a double lung transplant. As you can imagine this is no small operation, nor is the bill for it. From housing near Stanford for after care, to hospital bills, there is a lot of work to be done in order to ensure that Patrick comes home in the best possible health. He will need monitoring and rehabbing for his new lungs over a three-month period, which requires him to stay in an apartment closer to the hospital. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to start paying back some of fees incurred during various stays in the ICU and pre-operational expenses. Now that we are ready to move to the next chapter, we are faced with paying off the many costs presented by a transplant – which is why we must again ask for your love, kindness and generosity. Any donation, big or small, will help keep focused on what's most important: his healing and full-recovery.
In an attempt to help fundraise some of the money to offset the costs to Nicole and Patrick I will be donating profits from ALL prints ordered through the website to their medical bills. No matter what print you buy whether it is from the concert photography gallery, the prints for patrick gallery, or any other gallery on the page the profits will be going to their fundraiser. Use the promotion code "Breathe Easy" to receive a discount on your order as a thank you for your donation towards his healing.
If you have any questions please let me know and I will get back with you as soon as possible. (You can contact me through the About Me page)