While I’ve long been impressed by the level of caring and support that I’ve seen fellow members of the voiceover community show for one another, this week has been a shining example of their goodness. In the face of an unimaginable loss, voiceover talent around the world have rallied around L.A.-based British voiceover talent Andrew Swingler.
A little more than six months ago, Andrew’s wife Sandra was diagnosed with a type of cancer so rare that fewer than 100 cases have ever been reported. Sandra lost her valiant fight with the disease on June 27th, leaving behind two beautiful young girls, and her devoted husband Andrew.
I never met the Swinglers, but after reading Andrew’s story on my friend Derek Chappell’s blog, I was struck by what a close-knit and loving family they are. So it comes as no surprise that fellow voice talent have found ways to help raise money for the Swingler family.
Natalie Cooper has decided to auction off her 50,000th tweet on eBay. And that tweet won’t only be seen by Natalie’s 2500+ followers, but also by the nearly 320,000 followers of @FabianLord, which exponentially increases the amount of exposure that tweet will receive. But act quickly, Natalie’s auction ends Saturday afternoon, just after 4P EST.
And while only one person can win that auction, anyone can donate to the Swingler family through Anne Ganguzza’s VO Peeps Scholarship Fund. In fact, over the next three months, all contributions made to that fund will go directly to Andrew and his two precious girls, and are tax deductible under Section 170 of the US IRS Code.
Every little bit helps, and will be greatly appreciated.