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Laptop for sale, for Charity

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Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 29 May, 2007 - 10:02 am:   

My husband’s boss' five year old daughter, Isabella, succumbed to a vicious and extremely rare brain tumour last year. I have a 2nd hand notebook computer that is now surplus to requirements and rather than selling it I am looking to sell or auction it for Isabella's foundation, which was set up to raise funds to assist research into treatment of the as yet virtually untreatable condition.

The notebook is a Sony Vaio model PCG-941C 124Mb RAM 531MHz with an AMD K6iii processor. It's a few years old and has only around 20-30 mins battery power but it runs Windows XP ok. I wonder if anyone would be interested either in bidding for it or who could suggest how I can somehow raise some money for the foundation with it.

It is a charity reg no. 116757

There isn’t a website but it is the Isabella Molina Kerr foundation, The Foundation was set up to help fund research into the form of brain cancer that took my boss Charlie’s daughter, Isabella. It is a ruthless form of cancer with only a two percent chance of survival.

In October the foundation funded its first project: to find the genetic fingerprint of Isabella’s illness, Brain Stem Glioma. This became possible because we managed to raise $120,000. The project, which is being carried out by the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, should be completed by this next time year and should give scientists a platform from which to do more research. The charity is presently in the process of putting together a scientific advisory board, which will be able to evaluate grant applications that it is already soliciting.