Wednesday, August 03, 2011

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Beth Odets, Longtime SL Community Leader & Artist, Needs Brain Surgery IRL - Famed SL Designer Eshi Otawara Selling Her Fashion 50% Off to Help Cover Costs

Beth Odets in SL

Beth Odets, a longtime Second Life community leader, artist, and musician, is undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumor, and her friend Eshi Otawara, a famed fashion designer, has discounted some of her widely-admired designs to help cover the costs of the operation. [Click here a direct teleport to this 50% sale, which lasts until 11pm today.] You can read more about the fundraiser and Beth's condition on Dirk McKeenan's blog.]

Eshi Otawara design

Above left is Beth pictured from 2007, at the Jewish community sim she helped found. She created the beautiful tiled frescoes in the background, and is also an excellent bluegrass musician who often performs in SL -- see her in real life after the break. At right, is one of the designs Eshi's selling for 50% off, a crazy gorgeous and exotic evening gown made of fire. As for Beth's surgery, writes Dirk, "It is risky and experimental but seems to be her only option at this point... The goal is to help raise $1500.00 USD for the down payment for her surgery over the next 10 days." [So click here to teleport to the store where you can buy that design and more.]

And as promised, here's Beth IRL, playing a mean fiddle and singing "Man of Constant Sorrow" for a live Second Life music event:

May she return to singing such songs soon. Click here to help make that possible.

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Argus Collingwood

She is in our thoughts and prayers. Hubby had a brain tumor operation in October of 2009 for a huge benign brain tumor and still needs more work done so I totally understand what a scary and stressful time this is for Beth, her family and friends. Time to shop for me. My any little bit help ease the worries in this troubled time for Beth. <3 <3

Ann Otoole InSL

I'm happy to send the proceeds of 100% my sales for the next 3 days directly to Beth Odets. I don't make much but it might be a little help.

If everyone did then it might matter.

Maggie Darwin (@MaggieL)
Bevan

Correction please: The Shop for Beth blog is by Dirk McKeenan http://dirkisms.blogspot.com/2011/08/shop-for-beth.html

jas faulkner

I'm doing what I can to spread the word. Keeping Beth and her loved ones in my thoughts.

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