Liquid Blue Realty supports the following charities:
The Hannah Wernke Memorial Foundation: www.SmileWithHannah.com
Founded in memory of my daughter Olivia’s best friend Hannah, who fell victim to CPVT on May 15, 2005. Hannah was a 2nd grade student at Kinsner Elementary School in Strongsville, OH. She was an active child, had many friends, and dreamed of one day being a teacher. Hannah was like another daughter to our family, and we miss her very much. I am proud to be a member of the foundation’s board, and hope that some day my daughter will also become an active member of this wonderful group. Please visit the site’s donations page, and take a minute to help prevent such a tragic loss from happening to another family. Thank you! John Kalinowski – Founder, Liquid Blue Realty
Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia, or CPVT, is a genetic disorder of the heart’s electrical system. CPVT is a highly lethal heart arrhythmia that typically emerges during physical exertion, emotional stress, or excitement. There is no known diagnostic test for CPVT beyond a “chance” ECG reading or genetic testing, and the first indication of CPVT is often exercise induced fainting or seizures.
The Hannah Wernke Memorial Foundation’s mission is threefold: 1) to raise funds for CPVT heart arrhythmia research through The Mayo Clinic, 2) to help build awareness of hearth arrhythmia disorders such as CPVT, and 3) to fund college scholorships for graduating High School Seniors from Strongsville, Ohio, who plan to major in education.
The Smile Train: www.SmileTrain.org
The Smile Train provides free cleft lip surgery to children in underdeveloped countries, and is the world’s largest and most cost effective cleft charity. Over the past eight years, they have provided free cleft surgery for over 300,000 children.
Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. And face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache.
The good news is every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes.
So visit The Smile Train’s Smiles Page, and see what amazing changes they’ve made for families around the world. You can also make a donation right on their site, and help bring a smile to a child today.