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$1,435 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 8 months
The photo above is of my daughter Bella .. she had 14 vertebra fused in her spine in June, she is still healing and truly needs our home to continue that process.

above taken following the surgery

a compairison from before surgery and after

above is Bella last week

My husband Rusty has had a lot of medical complications this year as well, and his work that we rely on has been affected by that reality. He was in and out of the hospital a lot, limiting his ability to work at times when work was available.


He is a camera op, and staging tech, work has been fleeting, as Las Vegas is changing from having a lot of live production shows, to having more clubs (who don't need crew), and residencies which bring their own crew when they come to town. If you dont live here, you probably don't know that the Las Vegas Showgirl is a thing of the past.. There are no more showgirl shows anywhere in Vegas. The industry is changing, and what is left is not supporting the people who are here.
We have had previous fundraisers this year and that is why we are still in this home. We are working to find alternative work, and facing age discrimination in the process of that. Anyone who knows of potential jobs for either of us, please send them our way..

Here is a screen shot from the email my landlord sent with his ultimatum last week:


On Oct 6th we adjusted that total to $3200 since we've paid $1500 toward what we owe since we  started this fundraiser. 

I've downsized us several times over the last few years, and because of having been doxed (identity stolen) , it is very hard for us to move anywhere, based on credit issues we have left from the manipulation of our credit history. I believe that is also limiting my ability to gain access to work. We don't have the funding to move to another state. The move to Vegas from Atlanta cost us nearly $20K .. That is not an option.

It's actually harder to rent an apartment in Vegas than it is to rent a home. I've tried to downsize in that direction too.. I have set this up for $5000 .. the rent is priority and anything over $3730 our landlord needs will go toward paying utilities.

I have done everything I can to gain access to viable employment for myself. Since no one wants to hire me, I continue to create art and show it as often as possible. As well as help with social media support for the arts district, and causes I stand behind. None of which, I get paid for. I have worked very hard to figure that one out, If you know anyone who is hiring, my numbers put me high on the chart for making a real impact. Because I would prefer being able to pay my bills from a paycheck, than having to ask for help.

I have a lot of art for sale, and if you want to help us by supporting my work please see the following options below.

If you are interested in helping by buying art, donate the amount I am asking for as listed on the piece you want below, then message me your mailing address and title listed on the piece you want, and I will ship out once the payment comes through the system. Or you can contact me directly and we can transfer funds through my paypal email at penndragonstudio @ aol.com

It is first come, first serve regarding any of the art.
I have set up reward levels for the artwork... if you are interested in any of the illustrations, please tell me which pieces you are interested in, as GoFundMe only allows one listing per amount. I can't list them as seperate buttons.

























































































Buying art is one way you can help  us, and I get it if you don't to buy anything but still want to help.. we are grateful for anything anyone can do. This is also a regular gofundme page that accepts small donations too.. I thank you for your support. Much love.
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#labor #fairWage #union #unionMembers #iatse
My invoice is below.
I feel I gave them a fair price.
I did a lot of work.
I made it clear in Feb I needed to be paid when I gave them their first deadline.
My phones are off b/c they missed it.
They told me that’s not their problem,
You need to remind them how it is.

Ivo, Lance & Sammy..
I worked very hard to polish the turd you set before me.. yet you chose to disrespect that ..can you tell me how this is not your problem now?

And Jay.. TY .. I filed the report this morning. (See fundraiser comments)

#WTF #Labor #FairPay #karma
#callMMA #giveMMAaPieceOfYourMind!

Here are their phone numbers .. please let them know how you feel.

Ivo +1 (702) 699-7777

Lance +1 (541) 918-1237
+1 (408) 590-8410

Sammy +1 (702) 505-1110
#dontPissOffMarketing
What they owe & what it’s for.
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#labor #union #unionWorkers Help me bring light on this since Ivo (president of MMA Specialties) refuses to pay me what I’m due!

(Cross posted) This is what I posted on my gofundme accounts to explain to the people who have actual stake in supporting me about all that I’ve been dealing with. It clearly goes over why I’m asking people to call these guys.

We are a veteran family, as well. My husband served, as did my father, and every male family member of both my father’s and my mother’s families. As a matter of fact I was born in the back of an army Jeep.

How I’m being treated is not how you treat people.

...start of gofundme text (additional update from yesterday):

I’m not writing you to ask for money ..although god knows I need it.

I’m writing to share a development ..

I took a job doing marketing and sponsor support with a race car driver. In November.

They told me that by January I would begin to be paid. That didn’t happen .. It’s now April .. I did $10,000 worth of work for these people .. and all of you know that would truly help my family ..

The reason I’m writing you is because I want you to help me with phone calls to the company that thought it was a wise idea to steal my labor and talents.

There are three people who need to be reminded why it’s wrong to steal.

Ivo (president of the company and who feels that marketing and design don’t merit pay)
1.702.699.7777

Lance (has two numbers and he made it clear he was very important tonight) +1 (541) 918-1237
+1 (408) 590-8410

Sammy (I’m very disappointed) +1 (702) 505-1110

They are gonna try to tell you they were going to give me a car that has no reverse .. which would be very difficult for anyone to deal with. It can’t back up. Of course I told them that was not a reasonable solution. And refused that car. It was too costly, according to them, to fix the ‘can’t go in reverse issue’ .. would you accept a problem such as that, as a solution?

Then they are going to tell you they paid me $175 (after two months work and no other compensation, which they did pay) they also tried to dictate how I was to spend that money by demanding I get my drivers license with it, so after they failed to get me to the dmv with a car so I could drive for the test I needed, I paid my water bill. I told them at the time they would have to make sure I had a car to drive when I got my license when they told me how I was going to spend the money I earned. .. they didn’t take that seriously, yet want to continue to dictate how I was supposed to spend that money. Which is very much against the law.

Since they did not follow through on getting me to the DMV ..I paid my water bill, I didn’t blow it or do something stupid, I paid my actual water bill two weeks later .. it was my income, it’s my right to decide what bill I pay. And what takes priority. And it was a fraction of what they actually owed me at that time..

I am including screenshots of the twitter/fb campaign to get people to call these deadbeats and call them out for stealing my time and energy ..

I have control of the accounts I created for them ..it’s my prerogative on how their accounts are used.. they did not pay me for the work I did on these accounts, that I set up ..and I’ve already been contacted by sponsors who feel it’s lesson time for these deadbeats. Sponsors need to know that marketing is being done. I was doing my job. They are standing in support of me. Which speaks volumes about the position these morons are now in. The sponsors need these guys to understand why marketing is important. I can respect them not bailing these idiots out. And I’m appreciative of their moral support.

I would truly appreciate you giving these deadbeats a call to share with them your disappointment of their behavior, as my true supporters ..

...this is first hand why I’m struggling paying my bills. Having to fight deadbeats so I get paid. This has to stop.

I would value your support in making a couple of calls, when you have time ..
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#pleaseRead #TheResistance #labor
Hey everyone .. I’m not writing you to ask for money ..although god knows I need it.

I’m writing to share a development ..

I took a job doing marketing and sponsor support with a race car driver.

They told me that by January I would begin to be paid. That didn’t happen .. It’s now April .. I did $10,000 worth of work for these people .. and all of you know that would truly help my family ..

The reason I’m writing you is because I want you to help me with phone calls to the company that thought it was a wise idea to steal my labor and talents.

There are three people who need to be reminded why it’s wrong to steal. See numbers listed below on photos ..

Ivo (president of the company and who feels that marketing and design don’t merit pay)

Lance (has two numbers and he made it clear he was very important tonight)

Sammy (I’m very disappointed)

They are gonna try to tell you they were going to give me a car that has no reverse .. which would be very difficult for anyone to deal with.

Then they are going to tell you they paid me $175 (after two months work, which they did) they also tried to dictate how I was to spend that money after they failed to get me to the dmv with a car so I could drive for the test I needed. Since they did not follow through ..I paid my water bill, two weeks later .. it was my income, it’s my right to decide what bill I pay. And what takes priority. And it was a fraction of what they actually owed me at that time..

I am including screenshots of the twitter/fb campaign to get people to call these deadbeats and call them out for stealing my time and energy .. I have control of the accounts I created for them ..it’s my prerogative on how they are used.. they did not pay me for the work I did on these accounts ..and I’ve already been contacted by sponsors who feel it’s lesson time for these deadbeats.

I would truly appreciate you giving these deadbeats a call to share with them your disappointment of their behavior as my true supporters .. this is first hand why I’m struggling paying my bills. Having to fight deadbeats so I get paid. This has to stop. I would value your support in making a couple of calls, when you have time .. TY ...Amy
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Hey everyone.. it is imperative we raise $3200 before November 20th, as set by our landlord as a deadline.
We really need your help right now ..anything you can do to help is truly valued.
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Raised by 17 people in 8 months
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