Update and Raffle!
Tomorrow Oraida will start her last session of the second round of chemo. This round has been good, and after this coming week-long break we will meet with the surgeon to discuss the possibility of debulking surgery. We are optimistic about the prospects and are very grateful of all the help we got so far, but the costs are rising and we have not been able to keep up with it with what we have. Therefore, we decided to add some fun to the already joyous activity called donating. We are adding a raffle to it!
This is how it is going to work. Once in a while I will post one or two items to be raffled during this donation drive. When you donate (either via the "Donate" tab or by mailing us a check), for every $5 bucks you donate I will enter your name once in the raffle (so, for example, if you donate $20 I will put your name on the raffle four times). I will let people know a week before the raffle is over the last day to donate and put your name on the raffle. At the end of the raffle I will pick the winner by using the website RandomPicker.com and let everyone know here on my Tumblr page (that I started using for this, here is the link: http://lildos.tumblr.com/) and on the Youcaring.com website.
So here are the first two items we have. The two winners will be able to choose which prize they prefer. Both prizes will be delivered in late July/Early August when either Julio or I fly back from Brazil to the US. If you live in the KC area or the "Metropolitan Decorah" area you will receive your prize from the hands of a tall Brazilian! So here are the two prize options: one is for our friends/supporters who like to party, the other is for the soccer fans out there:
1. Caipirinha Startup Kit: Caipirinha is Brazil's national drink. If you know me I have probably made you one. Some of you have called my drink a "Brazilian," and that is not accurate! :) Anyways, caipirinha is made with cachaça, or sugar cane rum, and it tastes pretty delicious. If you don’t know what a caipirinha looks like, Google it (yep, that’s a verb) or click on my Tumblr site.
So here is what we are offering. The winner of the raffle who chooses this prize will receive two bottles of premium cachaça, the hand-written secret recipe (written in Portuguese by Oraida and in English by Pedro) of the Dos Santos family for caipirinha,* and muddler and "caipirinha mixing cup." All authentic Brazilian products (well the cachaça will for sure be Brazilian, all other products may or may not be Made in China)!
*Truth is, there is no real secret recipe: it is really just cachaça, sugar, and limes. But hey, you will still get a hand-written note, and those are hard to find these days!
2. Two authentic Brazilian National Team Soccer Jerseys:
People love authentic Nike Brazil jerseys. What we are offering is not that. We are offering two authentic Brazilian jerseys, meaning they will be fake jerseys. But there is nothing more Brazilian than owning a fake soccer jersey. So we are offering you the real Brazilian soccer experience! The winner who chooses this prize will let us know which jersey sizes they want, and they will receive them just in time to start the year long preparation for the World Cup!
So don't miss this opportunity to help Oraida and us on her battle against cancer and win some high quality products (well, the jerseys are "medium" quality). Just donate money and your name will be entered in the raffle.
Every $5 bucks of donation money will give you one entry in the raffle. You can donate either by clicking on the “Donate” button on this site or by mailing a check (payable to Pedro dos Santos) to:
Pedro dos Santos
942 Hilltop Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66046
Thank you and good luck!