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.]
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.