A fellow Sler, plurkie friend, and designer I love has had some disheartening news delivered to her. Doctors have found a brain tumor and she needs to have it removed. This friends name is Sway Dench and you may know her from her stores on SwayLand featuring her home products, animations, cookie bears and her quirky clothing. Like many people I know in SL, SL is her only form of income and with Sway’s upcoming surgery she will have to be offline for quit awhile while she recovers from her massive surgery. This is where you and I can step in and help Sway through this very significant and life changing event. Valena Vacano has graciously created a charitable event that will help Sway raise some much needed funds to help her to stay “a float” while she is in recovery and unable to create new items. The event is called Together for Sway and will run from December 15th- December 31st, I will update this post with location information once that becomes available or you can check in with the Together for Sway blog. The charitable event will include different designers selling products, there will be an auction, and different music events with 100% of all monies raised going directly to Sway.
Here is a message that Sway sent out :
Today I have another kind of news. It concerns me on a personal level and will influence not only my RL but also my SL.
Some of you are already in the loop and I want to thank you guys for being there for me.
Not only have you been listening to me, giving me strength thereby and encouraging me, you also have thought of something exceptional.
Since I can’t contact everybody personally but I think that you should know whats going on I’ve chosen this way to tell you.
Some weeks ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With a high probability the tumor is benign. Presumably the surgery will take place on January 28th 2013. Until then I’m gonna try to be online as often as possible but unfortunately I won’t be able to work as much as I used to.
After the surgery I’m gonna need some time to recover so I will not be able to work for a few month.
I was discussing the fear of loosing my Sim and Shop with some Friends on Plurk and they surprised me with an incredible plan.
To save SwayLand and Sway’s and to help me through this challenging time they have created TFS.
( http://togetherforsway.wordpress.com )
I am overwhelmed and practically speechless about the level of support I have experienced so far.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Valena Vacano is looking for people who want to sell items and give 100% of proceeds to Sway, or for bloggers to blog the event, if you want to help out please contact her. If you are not a creator but want to help out we encourage you to visit SwayLand and purchase some of Sway’s cute products or visit the event once it has opened and pick up some items!
We love you Sway and we wish you a speedy recovery.