Your chance to contribute to funding a dream and continuous creativity after my battle with cancer and caring for a seriously sick baby.

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Présentation détaillée du projet

After cancer and caring for my seriously sick baby, creativity and writing has filled my life, gave me purpose & made me happy.

 

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Last Year

 

Last year at this time, I was in the hospital with my son who was undergoing his fifth surgery (removing a kidney), and I had just one chemotherapy session left. If you told me last year, that I would be sitting at my desk a year later with so many things to be thankful for - I would have never believed it. 

 

 

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My Blog

 

Writing on my blog has given me so many opportunities and been a stepping stone that has nurtured so many new friendships that I constantly wonder why I never pursued it sooner. Having said that, I started blogging when I was pregnant with my son, but I wasn't so enthusiastic to share once I found out there was a problem with the pregnancy.

 

Today, things are very different and writing has given me a new freedom and has often been therapeutic. When I poured out my heart during that difficult year, the support we received was something I never expected.  

 

I continue to confirm that there is always sunshine after the rain.

 

Over the months, I continued to write about the joys and experiences of parenthood and since I am in love with everything design - I focus on design-led baby items and hip and trendy fashion and gear for little ones and parents. My goal is to make parenthood and childhood modern and stylish in all aspects and I have had continuous support from all over the world. 

 

Good Things Happen

 

When I learned about Playtime Paris - I was nothing short of elated. And when they accepted me as a media partner? Let's just say, I'm still trying to recover from the excitement. 

 

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My Priority

 

My son needs more sugeries (a bladder reconstruction and an eventual kidney transplant). These surgeries are not done locally and we need to travel to London. We are told that his recovery time for the upcoming surgery is 6 weeks and recovery after the transplant is 6 months. So it is no surprise that all of our savings are going towards the needs for these trips, first and foremost.

 

My Goal

 

I would love so much if I could attend and cover the fair for my blog's readers, create new relationships, and further grow my creativity and development of my brand - it would make me as happy as a bird with a french fry. 

 

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À quoi servira la collecte ?

By contributing to this fund you are helping me to fill the void after cancer, you will be helping me continue to grow and develop my creativity, my blog and my brand (that a bunch of stuff you're helping with). 

 

Your contribution to this Kiss Kiss Bank Bank fund will go towards: 

 

Flight & Accomodation for 2 nights and 3 days

I am looking to fly with low cost airline and accommodation that is close to the venue to minimise transport expenses

 

Flight to Paris - €180

Accommodation - €300

Transportation - €200

 

Equipment 

To cover the event efficiently over social media and communications, as well as take quality images for my readers, some of my equipment needs additional pieces and since some of my present equipment is old, it will not be helpful on the trip. I am looking for refurbished and second-hand gear - still better than what I own. 

 

camera lens and lens mount - €450

ipad - €300

iphone - €300

 

Promotional

I hope to meet many new people and continue my contact with them after returning home and giving them my business card would be the best way for them to remember me. 

 

business cards - €100

 

If the goal is exceeded:

Any extra funds recieved will go towards upgrading equipment, marketing of my blog to engage my audience further and create a brand people will look to when it comes to all things cool, creative and informative for kids. 

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Lorinda.Mamo

Lorinda was born and raised in Toronto. She moved to Malta with her family, and has been living there for the past 16 years. She now enjoys island life with her husband and son. Working in design and marketing for over a decade, she has, over the years, garnered loyal clients and many followers. When she is not working on a design or marketing... Voir la suite