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CinemaBoxers
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hope no one minds this being reposted here...



ANNOUNCING THE: Breath Of Life – Fighting CF Geocoins
This is a pre order (NO MONEY AT THIS TIME)
Please take a few minutes to read this thread and understand why we have made these incredible Geocoins. The price of each set (Transparent Purple or Glittering Purple) is $11.00 for the coin and pin. Shipping for the USA will be $1.50 for the first set and just $.50 for each additional set. CANADA $1.50 for the first set and just $.75 for each additional set. WORLDWIDE will be $3.50 for the first set and just $.85 each additional set. The coins are expected to arrive late next week. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these sets please send the following information to: info@castlecoinsandpins.com

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TRANSPARENT SET(S):
GLITTERING SET(S):
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Cystic Fibrosis is an incurable disease which usually begins in infancy, is potentially fatal and affects multiple body systems such as lungs, pancreas, skeleton and skin. Some of the many symptoms of CF include bronchitis, pneumonia, respiratory failure, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and failure to thrive. Therapy is individualized and carefully monitored and will need to be continued throughout life.
For any parent, it would be devastating to learn that your child has this incurable disease, but the family we have designed these coins for has had twice the amount of devastation and heartbreak, as two of their children have been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
The first born, Kaitlyn, age 13, was born 8 weeks early weighing 4lbs. 4oz. and required surgery on her first day of life, due to a bowel obstruction. She was diagnosed with CF during her 1 month stay at Valley Children’s Hospital. Until she finally stabilized at age 3, she required numerous hospitalizations due to pneumonia and failure to thrive. At 8 years old, she required a feeding tube in her abdomen to maintain her weight. In the last 1 ½ years her health has declined and hospitalizations became more frequent. Now her disease is progressing to where she has been hospitalized virtually every two weeks.
The family’s worst fears were confirmed 1 ½ years after Kaitlyn’s birth when doctors performed an amniocentisis on Kaitlyn’s mother and diagnosed her baby brother (Jerrod) with CF before he was born. Jerrod required frequent hospitalizations during infancy and by the age of 7, his lungs were failing and he required a lung transplant. Due to the generosity of 2 donors Jerrod’s lung transplant was performed at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera Ca. At that time he was the youngest person to ever survive a successful lung transplant. Now he is playing baseball and enjoying life.
These special Geocoins have been designed with these children in mind. On the front you’ll find the words: “A World Of Love” signified by the heart shaped globe with the words Love raised below the transparent enamels and the children’s names “Kaitlyn and Jerrod” also added. The compass points represent every direction the love, caring and sharing comes from as this is truly a worldwide effort and these coins will be shipped out to folks all over. The back side of the coin has the words: “The Breath Of Life” which is a fund raising slogan that was coined locally and it is accompanied by “Fighting Cystic Fibrosis” defining why we fight. The 3-D roses represent the phrase 65 roses, which is a trademark phrase used by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as many children cannot say Cystic Fibrosis and call the disease sixty five roses. The roses are capped with the purple ribbon, the colored ribbon used to symbolize the fight against CF. There will be 2 unique versions of this 1.75” Geocoin, all done up in two-toned metals. Version one has transparent purple enamels and version 2 uses purple glittering enamels. Both versions come with a matching pin 1” which looks exactly like the roses and ribbon side of the coin.
Please help us fight this battle and purchase some of these incredible sets. The coins and pins have been minted by Castle Man and were designed by the cooperative efforts of Jim Canning “Castle Man”, Albert Carabay “mickey99us” and Paula Collins of “CinemaBoxers”/GeocoinDesign.com.
All of the profits from the sales of these superior sets will be given to this family to assist in paying for Kaityln’s upcoming lung transplant. There will also be 10 very special medallions made out of 10 coins for the Kaitlyn, Jerrod, both parents, four donors and 2 for 2 very special people on this project (dorkfish/Karma: who is handling all of the auction work) and (Paula: the artist that made this project all come together). Their names will be inscribed on one of the medallions and will be individually given to them with a GIANT card that has every geonick of anyone who has purchased a set or more when the funds are taken to the family. Pictures of these events will be posted in the Geocaching Geocoin Forum on this thread as events unfold to share with the world.

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The link above will take you to a video that was aired on ABC Channel 30 in Fresno, California and show you all why this fight is something that needs to happen.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ok.. being a Respiratory therapist I should be interested in getting a few of these. Have to see what the finances are for sure. Looks like it will be an awesome coin!

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CinemaBoxers
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

Well, it looks like they should be in stock this week! I cant wait to see them, and its absolutely a great cause!
 
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CinemaBoxers
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 8:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

These are available NOW at: http://www.castlecoinsandpins.com/shop/

And, all proceeds go to help with the family! Postage went up since the first post, but its not a huge difference!

These coins turned out LOVELY!

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SLASH354
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 3:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Are you saying that there are two types of this coin (transparent OR glittering)? And what's the postage now? Do each of them come with a seperate tracking number? I was just curious because I was thinking about starting a personal coin collection.
 
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CinemaBoxers
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 6:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Two different coins - each with its own tracking number.

When you buy the set, you get one coin, and one pin. Its up to you whether you purchase the glitter or the translucent!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Can anyone help me find two Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Geocoins and pins and 2 Alberta Wild Rose Geocoins and pins if pins were made for this one. PLLLLLeeeease!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

jcee wrote:
Can anyone help me find two Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Geocoins and pins and 2 Alberta Wild Rose Geocoins and pins if pins were made for this one. PLLLLLeeeease!


I have made some contacts on your behalf. I will let you know if I come up with anything. wink

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