Amy Sherald – HelpHOPELive

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 in Artists | No Comments

Before I moved to B-more, I searched for artists to reach out to. I came across Amy Sherald’s work and was immediately in love. I harassed her via facebook and e-mail and once I moved, we became friends. One year and counting! Not only is she an amazing painter, she is also an amazing person.

‘Grand Dame Queenie’
On view: Baltimore, MD | Gallery Myrtis

“They Call Me Redbone, But I’d Rather Be Strawberry Shortcake” (Collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Steven Scott)
2009

Nine years ago, Amy was diagnosed with congestive heart failure while training for a triathlon. Despite taking meticulous care of her health Amy’s heart has weakened and she is now in urgent need of a life-saving heart transplant. Currently she is in the cardiac care unit at Johns Hopkins and will stay there until she receives her new heart.

Although Amy has health insurance, there will be many expenses related to the transplant that must be paid out of pocket. Some of these are co-pays, deductibles, and Amy will be on a life-time of expensive anti-rejection medications. Her friends and family have set up a public fund through HelpHOPELive

Thanksgiving 2012

December and holding

On December 7, 2012, Amy’s younger brother, Michael ended his battle with lung cancer after a long two year fight. He was in good health and was not a smoker prior to his diagnosis.

Michael Sherald
April 13, 1976-December 7, 2012

Please help Amy in her time of need. ANY amount that you can spare will be greatly appreciated. You can also help by sharing this with others who may be willing to help. Thank you~

To help alleviate the financial burden of transplantation, a fundraising campaign in Amy’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, held by HelpHOPELive in the Mid-Atlantic Heart Transplant Fund, and administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider making an end of year contribution today.
 
Make checks payable to:
HelpHOPELive
Note in memo section:
In honor of Amy Sherald     
Please send to:
HelpHOPELive
2 Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087
You can also donate electronically at:
HelpHOPELive

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