The Camryn Surman Fund
On January 13, 2008, Eric and Laura Surman, along with their 2 sons, were ecstatic to welcome a beautiful, healthy baby girl into their family. Unfortunately, on July 20, 2009, the Surman Family experienced an unspeakable tragedy in their own home.
After their typical morning routine, Laura discovered a mother’s worst nightmare. She found her precious baby girl stuck in her toy box, unresponsive after suffering a hypoxic brain injury.
After six weeks in the Pediatric ICU at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Camryn
is now at the Children’s Institute struggling to recover from this horrible accident.
During this time, Camryn has fought to reach some vital milestones; however, with
those successes have come many setbacks that have put her future in an unclear state.
In Laura’s own words she stated, “Since that night it has been a long journey of
watching a snail climb a mountain. We have no idea where this journey is taking
Camryn or us for that matter but we aren’t giving up on her and our family. Our
mission for this fund is to help assist in the long-term care of Camryn
Surman. It is our hope that through fundraisers and generosity like
yours, we will be able to help eliminate some of the financial burden
for this family.
The following photos were both taken this summer, at their family seashore vacation then one month later. What a difference this unfortunate accident has made in this family's life.
I was approached by a friend of the family to donate to this fund, but I knew I could do more. I used the money I would have donated to purchase supplies and created a line of Affirmation Mirrors and a Seashore Memory Frame to offer up for sale to my readers. 100% of the proceeds from this sale will go toward the Camryn Surman Fund.
The 10x10 inch hand painted mirrors will be priced at $25 each:
This 20x20 inch Shadowbox Style Memory Frame will be priced at $99.00:
If you are interested in purchasing one of these Mirrors or the Shadowbox Frame to benefit the Surman Family, please see my Hope Studios Shop. Thank you so much.
** I have received many requests to make a direct donation. I have set up a donation button to handle these requests. Thank you so much for your generosity.