|C.J. at the doctor - Children's National Hospital - 2007|
Yesterday I received terrible news from Virginia. C.J. Sutphin, who I photographed in 2007 and 2008, has been in intensive care at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. since September 24th. I spoke with C.J.'s mother, Kathy, yesterday afternoon, and honestly, the outlook is not good.
The Sutphins are a very special family that more than anything right now need your thoughts and prayers. This morning, Annie and I put together a video of photos from 2007 and 2008 that hopefully offers a glimpse of what makes C.J. and his family so special.
C.J. Sutphin - Print Sale from Mark Mulligan on Vimeo.
I'm asking for you to support the family in whatever way possible. You can pray, you can write, and you can also give financially. The family has several immediate and long-term financial needs right now, from buying minutes on Kathy's tracfone as she spends every night by C.J.'s side in the hospital and putting gas in the car for family members' 150-mile round-trips from their home to the hospital to the possibility of providing long-term nursing care for C.J. if he comes home from the hospital with a trach tube.
You can send donations directly to an account C.J.'s grandfather, Arthur, maintains:
The C.J. Sutphin Fund
P.O. Box 490
Madison, Va. 22727
I am also collecting funds through paypal. If you want to donate, let me know how much and I'll send you a paypal link, and I'll send you a print!
100% of the above donation will go to the Sutphins. Today (Monday, October 22, 2012, we sent them a check for $403.00!) Thanks to everyone who has donated so far!
Just email me at email@example.com.