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So, I just finished watching ‘A Knight’s Tale’ starring Heath Ledger (you know, the actor who brilliantly played the Joker in The Dark Knight). I’ve seen ‘A Knights Tale’ about a handful of times now (The Dark Knight…I’ve lost count), and aside from the costumes and medieval time period to which I’m a huge fan, I’m always drawn to the premise of this movie....and that is, that a person can “change their stars”.
This notion can feel quite empowering, especially if you’re overcome with adversity. The thought that you can change the hand that has been given to you … towards something better restores some belief and hope that anything is possible despite your circumstances. However I do realize that, just like in the movie, this endeavour is rarely achieved alone, but with the help of family and friends.
And that, MY FRIENDS, is is where you all come in.
You see,
Jason (my husband) and I have been struggling with an illness and a job loss.
Together, both circumstances may soon lead to us losing the place we call home.
BUT, we would like to change that…and I hope you can help.
So here goes
Despite what Jason and I have been through AND what we’re going through, there is a fox-red, pink nose ball of joy at our side that brings some happy into our lives. Her name is Zuri, and she is taking this journey on with us, inspiring us to be better people along the way.
As many of you know, Jason and I love dogs.
We feel
The world would be a more beautiful place if people had hearts like dogs”.
Jason, in particular, has an extraordinary way of connecting with dogs. So much so, that some people have called him the ‘dog whisperer’.
His empathy and compassion for dogs are unmistakable, as is his playful energy that gets those tails wagging and furry faces smiling. See what I mean.

Jason is also exceptionally talented in the arts with a skilled background in illustration and design. Some of you have seen his work and know what I’m talking about. His love for being creative and working with colour, lighting, and picture composition has naturally drawn him (no pun intended) to photography.
Both his love for dogs and desire to pursue photography have lead him to wanting to do what he’s really passionate about – photographing dogs. I wish I could do more to help him see this through, financially and as a business assistant. But, as a result of a job loss and illness, we don’t have the resources to get this venture off the ground on our own. So, he’s had to put this idea on the back burner… again.
I’m fundraising to open up this opportunity for Jason to hit the ground running to pursue his passion, which in return will also help change our circumstances for the better. Funds raised will be used to purchase:

1.     Two professional cameras  $10,000 (it is recommended to have two cameras in the event that one camera malfunctions, you have a backup), 
2.     Lighting equipment $2,000 (reflectors, light stands, flashes), 
3.     Camera lenses and gear $4,500 (camera bags, memory cards) ,
4.     Laptop and photo editing programs $2,500 (Jason’s ancient pc computer from 13 years ago just doesn’t have the power to support current photo editing programs),
5.     Business essentials $1,000 (website, incorporation fees, contracts, and business insurance) 
We cannot do this alone. But, together, with your help and support we can get through this hard stuff. So if you’re able… please donate, spread the word, share the link, and be part of this journey with us.
We thank you for your kindness, and in investing in us and our pursuit to  ‘changing our stars’!
We’ll keep you updated on our progress.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Josie Lesperance 
Chelmsford, ON
Jason Lesperance 
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