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Back in January, my dearest friend Billy Shih did something amazing for his birthday. He inspired friends, family members, and strangers to make a difference when Haiti was struck by a tragic force leaving the area in ruins. Billy stepped up and helped raise over $16,000 from over 100 individual in donations for Doctors without Borders. How did he do it? Well read below from an old family friend, Jamie Hsu:
I think this is a great story, because I remember how I was 10+ years ago, and I was not as selfless.
Back when Haiti experienced that devastating, Kevin Wong (www.kvwphoto.com) and some of his friends wanted to find a way to procure donations for relief efforts to Haiti. They started pimping themselves out to help people move or “whatever” in exchange for donations.
I have known Kevin all of his life as we grew up as family friends. And I know that Kevin is an extremely talented photographer.
So in exchange for a donation to Doctors Without Borders, Kevin agreed to take some family photos for us.
We went for the Fun Forest as the setting because of its impending closure.
Thank you Kevin for capturing these for us. Treasure!
Again friends, it’s www.kvwphoto.com. He’s local and he’s available for you and your family.
***Edited to add: They raised over $15,000!
More to come!
Meredith and I met during Julie and Will’s wedding last year in July at Nantucket. Our friendship had turned into a relationship that brought me to one special day shared between Meredith and her amazing husband, Matt Meyers. We rode in limosines and Escalades to take photos at UW that brought back memories of where they first met as students over the summer. It was a day meant to be more than just a wedding day, but a marriage between two families. Congratulations again you two!