Artists Worldwide Rally to Help Sick Child, Princess Leah
by Fleetfang on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:24 am
Leah Esquenazi, one-year-old daughter of long time Star Wars fans Zev and Francesca Esquenazi, is suffering from a mitochondrial disease that gives her seizures, fevers, infections, and worse. There are few treatments for her and no known cures. She lives off a feeding tube, requires a vent to breathe, and is undergoing physical therapy. Yet through it all, Princess Leah keeps fighting and smiling, and winning hearts around the world.
In an effort to offset her family's skyrocketing expenses, an initiative called “Art for Leah” has begun. Artists from around the globe have donated prints, paintings, sketch cards, autographs, crafts and more toward an online auction, set to begin on eBay on March 25, 2012.
Please bid on these unique items of Star Wars memorabilia. All proceeds of the auctions go to the family to cover costs, and to help fund the fight to find a cure for this little Princess.
The ebay auctions will be taking place here.
Find out more about the Art For Leah cause here.
And read the blog written by her parents here.
Thank you, and may the Force be with you all.