The Ani Art Academies Art Auction to benefit baby Damian is nearing its final hours, with bids being accepted until tomorrow, Friday February 10th, at noon. Please visit the auction page to get your bids in while purchasing some awesome art and helping out a great cause!
Gaby Luna modeled for Ani Art Academy Waichulis life drawing sessions throughout her pregnancy with her son, Damian. Damian was born on September 9th, 2016 at 35 weeks with Gastroschisis. He has been diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome, and consequently has to use a Gtube (feeding tube), Jtube (drainage tube), and a Broviac, which is a central IV line that is inserted through his neck into his vein near the heart. Damian was born with only 10% of his small intestines and microcolon. He has undergone more than 6 surgeries in his 4 short months of life.
Gaby and Damian will be moving to Boston to be admitted to the Boston Children’s hospital where he will receive the special care he needs. The family would greatly benefit from financial help that would assist in both their relocation from Pennsylvania to Boston, as well as with Damian’s medical costs that are not covered by insurance.
Thank you to all whom have bid thus far and to the great group of Ani artists that donated work to this wonderful cause.