Chantelle & Burgen Thorne Relief Fund USA

On Saturday night, exquisite  children's book illustrators, Chantelle & Burgen Thorne, were the victims of a vicious home invasion  in South Africa. Chantelle was left bruised and Burgen was paralyzed and is still in hospital.

Here is a local news story about their ordeal:
https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/brutal-attack-on-artist-couple-20190922

While Burgen seems to be regaining some movement in his legs, they have massive medical bills, no health insurance, and no way of making an income during their months of recovery, plus their home was trashed.  

I have known and worked with Chantelle and Burgen who have been very generous in the kidlit community and  are truly wonderful people.

Can you help raise money for their care and recovery? 

100% of the proceeds will be going to Chantelle & Burgen.

Any amount you can donate is hugely appreciated!

Many thanks Mira and the folks at The Children's Book Academy

PS Please share like crazy so we can help our beautiful community members.  xoxoxox

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Donations (0)

  • gael abary 
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Christine Mix 
    • $30 
    • 2 d
  • Jacqueline Gutierrez 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Lily Bentley 
    • $20 
    • 5 d

Organizer 

Mira Reisberg 
Organizer
Portland, OR
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