Thursday, April 24, 2008

Exciting Auction Starts Today!

Today at 10am Mountain Time the Love Without Boundaries auctions starts on eBay!! The proceeds from this auction will go to help heal babies and children in China with heart problems.

Please take a look (after 10am Mtn Time):

You can see a few of the items (and read more about the auction) here:

One of the featured paintings is this one:

Is this GORGEOUS, or what?? It is entitled "Jia: Portrait of Hope" by Leila Ashton. The way the artist captured the light on all sorts of surfaces is just amazingly beautiful!

My Lovely third Daughter, Irene, was a heart baby in China. She had heart surgery when she was barely 2 years old, at one of the world's best hospitals (in Beijing). People from all over the world go to this hospital for treatment, due to its world-class staff, techniques, facility, and equipment.

Won't you go over and take a look at the auction? It lasts through April 29. It is SO FUN to pick a few items to watch. The competitive bidding is always heated and thrilling on certain items! I have both contributed and won items in the past. I missed the deadline for contributing this year. But, you can be SURE I will meet the deadline next year!

Go look.

Help heal.

The child you help could very well turn out to be someone's treasured daughter in the future. Your participation in this auction can make the difference between life and death for some of these babies.

Thank you.

Here is what LWB posted about the auction:

Subject: Annual Art Auction Begins!

"Born In My Heart" Art Auction April 24th - April 29th (Beginning the 24th @ 9:00am PDT)

In nearly every orphanage in China, children in need of heart surgery wait to be healed. In an effort to help as many of these orphaned children as possible, Love Without Boundaries began the "Born In My Heart" art auction five years ago.

This is an annual event that serves as our special tribute to the miracle of adoption, and also as a fundraiser to help us provide these essential operations to children who need emergency heart surgery. You can help to save the life of a child by taking part from April 24-29. Every penny raised will help to heal precious children and give them the opportunity to grow and thrive, and perhaps even find a family of their very own. So please bid often and bid generously!

Auction items will begin to launch at 9am (Pacific) on Thursday, April 24th. Nearly 300 items will be added throughout the day, and the auction will close Tuesday, April 29th (again, with items closing throughout the course of the day). We have some absolutely incredible items this year, all donated by LWB's fabulous supporters! Just a few of the items you won't want to miss are:

"Jia: Portrait of Hope" by Leila Ashton: an original oil painting of one of our LWB heart babies, a life-size replica jade burial suit, two giclee prints of "Qi Pan" by Zhao Kailin, personalized digital lifebooks, the most beautiful collection of quilts imaginable (including several "100 Good Wishes" quilts), beautiful paintings (both originals and giclee prints), caligraphy, custom adoption videos, amazing photography, embroidery, gift baskets, jewlery, clothing, heritage items and so much more!

You will be able to access our auction from the Love Without Boundaries website homepage at:, beginning April 24th

You can also play a part in healing hearts by posting about the auction! If you have a personal or family website or blog, we would be so grateful if you would mention this event, as so many children are counting on us for surgery. Help spread the news that lives can be saved!

Thank you in advance for helping to make this year's auction our best ever!

Love Without Boundaries
Art Auction Committee

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