Downtown Birmingham Snow Picture for a Cause

Downtown Birmingham Snow Picture for a Cause

From AJ Fennell

Donations are now closed. If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to Ned Wikle: UAB School of Dentistry
 SDB 125 
1720 2nd Avenue South
 Birmingham, AL 35294-0007


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Update #1

about 1 year ago

A little over 24 hours in, and you all have helped surpass the goal I initially thought would be so incredibly awesome to achieve! Thank you for your support, contributions, and continued prayers for Dr. Wikle and his family! Thank you so much, and keep spreading the word!

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A message from Dr. Wikle: "Words cannot express the gratitude Dana and I have for your prayers and gifts. We view this as God's provision for us on this journey. We pray that you would be blessed as you have been a blessing to us."

On February 12, 2014, Birmingham, AL and the surrounding area quickly became covered in snow within minutes. I was able to capture a bird's eye view of downtown Birmingham during this snowfall, and my picture quickly began spreading on social media. Since the picture went viral, I have been approached by a Birmingham tourism company, an artist who wants to paint the picture, and others who wanted me to sell them a copy of it. No one is more surprised than I am by all of this. The picture cost me nothing, and I'm so glad so many people have enjoyed seeing it. I'm in dental school at UAB, and coincidentally, during the week of the snowfall, we were having a week-long fundraising event for Dr. Ned Wikle, a resident at the dental school who is currently battling lung cancer. In January of this year, he and his wife gave birth to their third child as well. I couldn't think of a better way to use my picture's popularity than for this exact cause. How amazing would it be if everyone who liked, favorited, re-tweeted, or instagrammed my picture contributed whatever they could for this cause? For everyone who leaves their email and makes a contribution, I will send you a digital copy of the original picture. It's a little better quality than what you can just right-click and save off of Facebook, but that's not really the point. I thank you for your time and for your contribution. 

Sincerely,

AJ Fennell 

UPDATE: You all have been so amazing! God is so good! Why not add another 0 to our goal? Keep praying and spreading the word! Thank you all so much!

UPDATE #2: Our second goal of $10,000 was reached and surpassed a little over a day after reaching our first goal of $1,000.  I'm running out of words to express my thanks for the continued support and generosity of you all. I am so amazed, and I am so honored to be able to share this with the Wikle family. Keep spreading the word, and keep praying for Dr. Wikle and his family! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

UPDATE #3: Given the outstanding, continued support you all have shown and the limitless needs of such a great guy and family, we are going to continue upping our goal of this very special campaign. I can't thank you all enough. I am forever grateful and honored I get to share this with the Wikle family. 

*I, AJ Fennell, consent to have this photo reproduced in any way by the person(s) who receive the original file from me after donating to this fund. Thank you.*

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AJ Fennell posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

WOW!

A little over 24 hours in, and you all have helped surpass the goal I initially thought would be so incredibly awesome to achieve! Thank you for your support, contributions, and continued prayers for Dr. Wikle and his family! Thank you so much, and keep spreading the word!

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