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Photographers help to save Steve’s Family

Submitted by on August 16, 2009 – 8:09 am8 Comments

stevefamily.jpg(English version below) Komunitas fotojurnalistik bersatu secara online untuk menolong seseorang, Steve Coddington dari St. Petersburg Times, yang telah merawat istrinya, Marian, selama lebih dari setahun, setelah ia menderita pembengkakan pembuluh darah otak dan empat kali pendarahan dalam waktu kurang dari sebulan. (via NPPA)

Steve membutuhkan pertolongan, perusahaan asuransi kesehatannya memberhentikan semua pembayaran rumah sakit untuk perawatan akut. Silakan baca kisah lengkap tragedi keluarga ini di situs SAVE STEVE’S FAMILY (SELAMATKAN KELUARGA STEVE). Menyumbang lewat paypal atau kartu kredit. Bahkan sedikit uang akan membawa harapan kepada keluarga yang sengsara ini. Fotografi adalah bahasa global dan begitu pula komunitas fotografer. Inilah saatnya untuk mengulurkan tangan Anda dan menolong!


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The photojournalism community is rallying online to help one of its own, Steve Coddington of the St. Petersburg Times, who for more than a year has been taking care of his wife, Marian, after she suffered a brain aneurysm and four hemorrhages in less than a month.(via NPPA)
Steve is in need of any help, his health insurance company stopped all payments to the acute care hospital. Please read the whole story of the family’s tragedy at the website SAVE STEVE’S FAMILY. Make a donation through Paypal or credit cards. Even small amount of money will bring some hope to this tortured family. Photography is a global language and so is the community of photographers. It’s time to reach out and help!


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  • Thomas says:

    “Photo District Jakarta” mendonasikan Rp 500.000 sebagai permulaan.
    Target kami adalah menyumbangkan Rp 5.000.000 untuk keluarga Steve dalam waktu 2 bulan (1 November). Kami akan terus memposting untuk meng-update jumlah dana yang terkumpul.

    2 Coke Cola=Rp 10.000
    1 bir=Rp 25.000
    1 bungkus keripik kentang=Rp 5.000

    Ayo, sumbangkan uang jajanmu untuk menolong! Tentu saja Anda dapat memberi lebih. Pada saat Anda mengirimkan uang ke BCA atau paypal, silakan tuliskan komentar Anda di sini, sehingga yang lain dapat mengikuti kita.

    “Photo District Jakarta” donated 500.000 IDR to get things started.
    Our goal is to get 5 jt IDR to send to Steve and his family within 2 months (Nov 1st).
    We will keep you posted here, how much we have collected so far.

    2 Coca Cola = 10.000 IDR
    1 beer = 25.000 IDR
    1 package of potato-chips 5.000 IDR

    C’mon, give your pocket money to help! Of course you can also donate more ;-)
    When you sent money to our BCA account or by PayPal, please comment here, so others will follow us!

    Thomas (MrTJKT)

  • ChrisT says:

    What a beautiful photo montage! I am the author of the blog about Steve and his family. I just wanted to thank all of those people who have read this and ask you to please follow the link and read the whole blog. It will only take a few minutes. Then, if you will, make a contribution in any amount and, just as important, pass it on. Our plan to help Steve relies entirely on people being motivated enough to give whatever they are able and then to encourage others to do so as well. We received our first donation Thursday evening at 7:02 PM. As of this writing, we have collected almost $2,800.00. That’s a fantastic beginning, but the family’s needs are great and momentum is everything. We really need you to make this work. Please share Steve’s story, vouch for it and get your friends and family involved. If anyone has questions, feel free to email me at savestevesfamily@gmail.com. We have done everything we can to be as transparent as possible so people can trust that this is a true story and these are real people. THANK YOU!

  • w28 says:

    to all smokers who read my comment:
    “if u only have money for a pack of cigs, then u don’t have to help b’coz u will be temperamental for weeks. but if u still have smoking budget for the whole month, it means that u actually able to help a little” so??? it’s only cost u few packs of marlboro or watever it is

    to all drinkers who also read my comment:
    “i’m sure that u will not bothered with small Ruphs… so??? only few shots of liquors or anything with the label “>40%” to save a life”

    to all who still have doubt bout the post:
    “don’t worry to much since heaven and hell still exist. it’s not our concern. and i don’t think that u have to hire a detective for investigation because u only have to give any Ruphs that u pleased.”

    by the way, please send a little prayer along with your donation.
    Thanks :)

  • ChrisT says:

    UPDATE: We will be posting a more complete update to the blog this weekend, but I wanted to let you know that we have raised over $8,000.00 so far. We have a long, long way to go, but we are so thankful for the help we have gotten from the blogosphere! Please keep telling people about Steve and his family and keep following the blog for updates: http://savestevesfamily.blogspot.com. We hope to have some very exciting news early in the week! Email me of you have any questions: savestevesfamily@gmail.com. You can also follow us on twitter now: http://twitter.com/SaveStevesFam. And, above all, THANK YOU. How could we ever express our gratitude for the kindness and generosity of so many people?

  • Thomas says:

    Put the first 500.000 IDR on this account to get things started. C’mon, follow me!

  • kusuma says:

    Mr.T ;-), saya baru saja kirim Rp 50.000,. ke rec Mr T untuk membantu keluarga Steve’s , Saya harap bisa sedikit membantu buat keluarga Steve’s.

  • Thomas says:

    @kusuma, brave young man! Big heart, clear mind! Thank you so much!

  • ChrisT says:

    UPDATE: Because of people like you who have been willing to share Steve’s struggle with others, we have raised nearly $20,000.00 for Marian Coddington’s desperately needed therapy. We are deeply grateful for all of the support you have already given Steve and Marian.

    Our greatest hurdle has been reaching as many people as we can to help raise the money Steve needs to get Marian the intensive therapies she requires to recover as completely as possible. Marian CAN recover. She is not a vegetable. She is there, trapped in a body she cannot control. But she is in there.

    Today, a short video was released by Brave New Films that features Steve and Marian’s story. We appeal to you, once again, to help us. Please, go to the blog (http://savestevesfamily.blogspot.com), watch the video and pass it along to anyone you think might be willing to help. We are already so thankful for the hundreds of people who have gotten us this far. We just haven’t gone far enough yet. But we will. And you can count on it.

    PLEASE, tell your Facebook friends about Steve, twitter it out to all your tweeps, share it with your coworkers, but keep telling his story.

    Thank you.

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