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Giving Cause..

By birni 8 July 2009 26

Nine months ago our beautiful baby boy was born after a perfect full term pregnancy.

But just forty five minutes later he passed away from unexpected complications.

Obviously we are devastated beyond words. Our world has been turned upside down and we have felt the depths of despair.  It’s a despair that until you lose a child you can never know.  A feeling of imploding that I would not wish for anyone to understand, for that would mean they would have journeyed it.

One of my images, of a bond between mother and baby, is currently entered into Canon’s Creative For a Cause competition. Canon Creative for a Cause is a campaign that encourages Australians and New Zealanders to get creative to win AUD$60,000 and NZD$25,000, respectively, to support a cause of their choice.

Canon believes that a single image can change the world.

Although there is a certain amount of ‘talent’ required, the majority of finalists will be selected by public vote.

For that reason, I ask of you to please visit and vote for my image at
Canon – Creative for a Cause, Photo Gallery.

Voting closes on July 10th, 2009 so time is of the essence.
I would also appreciate it if you would ask your friends, family and colleagues, or even strangers in the street to also vote, and to pass the link on to their own, and so it goes.

My selected cause is SIDS.

I hope that you and your loved ones never need to use the services that SIDS and Kids provide.
Unfortunately, we, and many of our new friends, already have. I would love to be able to give back to them.

At the time of writing this, my image is running 4th of over 300 in it’s category. The top 3 voted will be assured a finalists place.

You can vote once per email address, so again I ask for you to copy this to your MySpace, your Facebook, send your people an email, put a sticky note on your forehead… please do whatever it takes to help give something back to SIDS!

To lose an older person is to lose a past. But to lose a child is to lose a future. Hopes and dreams…


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Danman 8:24 am 09 Jul 09

Don’t worry Mono, Mrs Danman voted @ home not me.

No fraudulent application of voting there I hope.

GardeningGirl 2:07 am 09 Jul 09


monomania 11:52 pm 08 Jul 09

Yours is a worthy cause among many. I voted for other photos, one reason being that Sids for Kids is a very well funded charity through its Red Nose Day and another that another excellent photo supporting Sids for Kids is already in the top three in your category along with those supporting two other worthy charities.

Danman said :

I have voted from work, will do so @ home as well…

motleychick said :

So sorry to hear about your loss. Have voted twice. Good luck!

Well lets not stick to the rules of the competition and only vote once for each photo. Of course you would have to deliberately cheat and register under another email address. Sorry but that doesn’t make you two people. I’m sure any charity would not be happy with being supported in that way.

NOTE: There is no limit to how many photos you vote for in this and any other category.

gift 10:58 pm 08 Jul 09

Sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby, I know what you are going through, you have my vote.

Mike Bessenger 10:38 pm 08 Jul 09

Also sorry for your loss. You have my vote.

Auntyem 9:14 pm 08 Jul 09

I’ve voted – I’m so sorry for your loss:(

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