This is just a little reminder that Montinore Estates will be sponsoring a reception at their winery on Saturday February 18th from 5 to 7 pm. Our new artwork will be the center of attention for the night, with of course Montinore’s fabulous wines. We are very grateful for this opportunity to show our photography at a winery that receives such great marks on their wines, and is as excited ass we are to show our work. So, remember to mark your calendars for Saturday 18th from 5 to 7.
If you follow the link above, you will be able to find directions and other information about this fabulous winery. The reception will allow you to meet us in person, drink some fabulous wines while wandering the gallery filled with our artwork. We hope you will join us as most of the pieces are new and some are one of a kind originals.
Our mission is different from other photographers, as it is our desire and our vision to helping those with Motor Neuron Diseases (MND), using any means necessary to facilitate the easing the suffering of those with MND, specifically Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP) patients. MNDs are a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy motor neurons, the cells that control essential voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing, very similar, yet different to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s disease.
We have grand hopes at the very least, treatments will be discovered. Some may say so what, why this PBP. For us, this disease has become a reality. August 5, 2010, I was diagnosed with PBP, the rare motor neuron disease (MND). Because the disease is so rare it was difficult for a diagnosis because it mimics other diseases in particular, it displays similar yet differing characteristics to that of ALS. Our world crumbled.
We realize the bulk of the funding we hope to acquire will not help me. It is our desire, and my wish to have a majority of the proceeds to go specifically to PBP research, not ALS, because there is little to no specific research being performed. If more money and more people become aware of the disease the sooner a cure can be discovered, or at the very least a drug can be developed to help prolong life. Take it from someone who has the disease, it is no picnic, rather it is a horrifically painful, debilitating, and sometimes embarrassing illness. We want people to buy our photos not only to support our cause, but to buy them because they are awesome, professional, and unlike other photographs around.
Thank you for taking time to visit us at a great winery that produces a variety of fantastic wines, while browsing at our photography.