As a dealer for P. Buckley Moss for the past 12 years, we have loved Pat's art for a long time. We also love what she stands for and how she has used her art to benefit children and those in need for many years. The P. Buckley Moss Society, founded in 1987, has local chapters spread over half the country, all dedicated to supporting special needs children in their area.
We are so excited to be partnering with our local chapter, Pat's Blue Goose, to serve a family in need. Every year, Pat's Blue Goose chooses a local child with special needs to help support, and this year, the recipient is 10-month-old Fredericksburg resident Nathan Joos.
Nathan has an extremely rare genetic disorder called Hallermann-Streiff-Francois Syndrome (HSS). Only one in 40 million children are born with this disorder, and less than 200 cases have been documented since its discovery in the late 19th century. Although there are many varied manifestations of this disorder, some of the more obvious ones are smaller than normal nasal passages and ear canals, beak-like nose, proportional dwarfism, possible mental retardation, and abnormal or uneven development of skull and facial features. In addition, Nathan was born with bilateral cataracts in both eyes, resulting in blindness. This, along with many other characteristics of HSS, requires a multitude of surgeries over the next several years of little Nathan's life. He will also need speech pathology, and well as a variety of therapies to teach him how to function in everyday life. This little guy's many needs add up to an enormous cost for his family, and Pat's Blue Goose is working hard all of 2013 to support the Joos family by contributing to Nathan's expenses.
Pat herself has donated a remarqued (with original artwork painted on) limited edition copy of her print “Image of Peace”, and we at Framecraft have donated the custom picture framing. This one-of-a-kind framed pieced will be raffled off in mid-December 2013, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Joos family to go toward little Nathan and his expenses. From January to early December 2013, raffle tickets are available for $1.00 apiece, and there are no limits on how many you can buy! Please join us in this opportunity to support the Joos family, and come pick up your raffle tickets at Framecraft today!