He is my famile mamber
My name is Mel and I have a beautiful friend called Emma.
She came into my life in February 2012 and from the moment I met her I loved her and I knew we would be friends forever.
Emma is 37, a Sydney mum to Luca (5) and Ruby (2) on the Lower North Shore of Sydney and the most courageous person I have ever met.
Emma has Motor Neurons Disease. A disease that means her body is slowing shutting down.
I am organising a gift from 30 of Emma's friends and family who are participating in a private film for Emma's children called " How I Met Your Mother". The aim is for this film to act as a long standing tribute to the extraordinary person Emma is and the immense love she will always have for her children.
This film is our gift to Emma and to Luca and Ruby.
Together the people who love her come together to share their various stories of how they met Emma and what she means to them. We want this film to ensure that Luca and Ruby always feel the deep love of their mother and know a little about her, her beauty, her personality, her adventurous side and her cheeky side.
A version of this film may also be used to generate community awareness about what MND is. Emma is in support of this initative if and when this comes to play.
We require funding for a Cameraman on the 10th of August and mostly for the editing of the film in the weeks following. Danielle Boesenberg, an award winning Australian Editor has offered her services as well as the Editor of the film.
Any donation big or small is appreciated and it all help us reach our fundraising goal of at least $15000 with only a portion to be used on the film as Emma has asked that the majority of the donations be put into a trust for Luca and Ruby so that for the next 20 years they will recceive birthday and Christmas presents from their mother. Emma is currently picking their 16th, 18th and 21st presents.
In addition Emma has asked that a donation be made to the Cameragal Montessori School in recognition of the tremendous support from the school, families and Montessori community for which she is eternally appreciative and grateful. A donation will also go towards research into MND.