Trying and Failing

11 Oct

A few weeks back, I heard from Don Sipos, about a friend’s brain
cancer and started writing about it. Sean Connor, a Kelowna
photo-journalist had recently found that he has a cancer in his
brain. It’s a career-ending, life-threatening thing.

I posted on every social media site I knew of, and in a blog. I was
surprised when Facebook flagged it as newsworthy. I was also
pleased for the help they were giving me.

Don arranged a Art & Photography Auction to benefit Sean. I wrote
about it, publishing everywhere I could. On the day of the auction, I
helped deliver tents, chairs, a table and art to the venue.

It was a rotten day. It was cold and it rained. Almost twelve people
stood around talking and wishing for warmth and buyers. Four or five
people bought paintings and photographs. A few donated. At the end of
the day, cold and wet, we packed up and went home.

I have to ask myself ‘why would I do that’? I have no answer, but I had
to do it. I’d do it again. You don’t try – you do. I hope the next time I
do something like this that I have more people listening to me, that
more people will participate next time I run around, screaming for help.

The Kelowna Capital News will sell the remaining artworks at their
offices. If you live in Kelowna, drop in and have a look. You can help
Sean and get something nice for your wall. Or you can help by sending
money in care of Don. You can PayPal a donation to:

The auction could have been a lot better. But, who knows, I might get
over it.


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