Anna Ives Fundraising
Best wishes and high hopes for 2009 to everyone.
Anna has been through her second surgery and has begun undergo radiation treatment, which
will mean staying for up to 2 months in Boston.
She was recently on the front page of the Commercial Appeal, with a great story written by Bob Mehr
and pictures of Anna in Boston. Read the story here.
We are auctioning off items to help raise funds for Anna & the Ives. Perhaps you have something to auction, or perhaps you would like to bid on some of the items offered.
Food: Gift Certificates to Central BBQ, Interim, Sole, dish, Tsunami, Olive Garden, Cafe Society, Folks Folly, River Oaks, Bari, Bluefin, and more.
Hotels: One Night Stays in The Peabody, many different Hilton Properties, and the Westin on Beale St.
Clothes: Children's clothing from Alicja Trout
Books: Signed John Grisham & William S Burroughs books, children's books from Hayes Roberts
Art: Paintings and photographs from Johnny Taylor, John Weeden, Alisa Botto, Ellen McGowan, Jay Etkin, Gabe Martin, Rachel Grant, Emily Walls, Dan Ball and more.
Services: Wedding Photography Shoot, Infant Massage Classes, Resume Writing, Eye Exams, Private Pilates Session, Music For Aardvarks classes, tutoring from Tom Suchman and more.
Plus a plethora of others. Please bid on these items, and help spread the word!
Auctions will end February 2 at 8pm
To Donate directly
or send checks to
c/o Goner Records
2152 Young Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
We are also having a benefit concert on Thursday, January 29, 7pm at the Hi Tone Cafe.
If you have any questions, please call me at 901-722-0095 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In order to get this up and running as fast as possible, this fund has not been set up through a Charity and donations are not tax deductible.
More information on Anna:
In February 2007, Zac and Amy noticed something strange about their daughter. Anna’s eyes would roll back into her head for just a few moments, and then she’d be fine. But the incidents kept happening for the two year old, and neurologist Dr. Fred Perkins kept ordering tests, just to investigate a little more. The neurologist found something – a tumor on Anna’s frontal lobe, sitting close to a major vein. The tumor, three centimeters in diameter, was a meningioma, which is generally a benign tumor found in women ages 40 to 70.
Less than two week later, one of the country’s foremost pediatric neurosurgeons, Dr. Frederick Boop, began surgery to remove the tumor. He performed a craniotomy, removing part of Anna’s skull on her forehead and then removing the tumor.
A video of Anna in our nation's capital where Zac & Anna talked to legislators about the importance of funding children's hospitals.
This slideshow features Anna & the Ives and other children undergoing brain surgery in
Memphis by Dr Boop. Very intense.
A photo of Anna's surgery won award for the Commercial Appeal.
Be sure to register for the Anna Care Pages to follow her progress!