Many of you know me as someone who pushes for opportunities for people with disabilities to participate fully in and contribute to community life. Well, I continue to do that on a voluntary basis. But, now I am also a digital artist. I have launched a shop on Etsy — LeftBrainArtStudio.
All profits will go to the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) (I am the current President) or the Greg Moyer AED Fund.
USICD promotes disability rights worldwide. An upcoming USICD free webinar, jointly sponsored with Trickle Up, will focus on international economic development and inclusion and disability rights on July 8, 2021 at 2:30 PM EDST. Check www.USICD.org for information on how to register.
The Greg Moyer AED Fund sponsors education, legislation, training on how to respond to sudden cardiac arrest, especially in young athletes, and provides automatic electronic defibrillators at cost. The fund was established by Rachel Moyer, my sister, and her family, when my nephew, Greg, died of cardiac arrest at the mid-point of a high school basketball game on December 2, 2000, and no AED was available that may have saved his life.
I have made my first sale! I have eight paintings in the shop — some flowers and Hawaiian seascapes. More to come. So if you have an empty wall, check my paintings out and help me support two very worthy nonprofits.