Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Quick Thank You and a Call to Bid

I wanted to send out a quick thank you to Diane’s Natural Market ( on SR 312. They have generously agreed to help us collect donations for the Dannika White Fund. Diane’s has been a St. Augustine fixture for many years (winning St. Augustine Best Health Food Store 11 years in a row!). They are a true gem of the community and we are so grateful for their help.

The Dannika White Fund now has collection containers placed in Roberts Feed (Master’s Drive), Discount Groceries Scratch and Dent (on SR 16), Coffee Creations in the Cobblestone Plaza (on SR 312), and now Diane’s Natural Market. Please patronize these businesses to help us thank them for placing our containers.

Lastly, the Dannika White Fund Ebay store has two new auctions listed. Up for bidding this week is an original watercolor painting by renowned Florida artist, Leah Wiedemer, and a unique, beaded, clutch-style purse. The painting is a one-of-a-kind floral piece that is matted and framed – ready for hanging. The purse is a beautiful, intricately beaded accessory that would be a boon to any couture collection. Go to to bid.

Monday, May 10, 2010

$500 Raised in Two Weeks

The Dannika White Fund is so pleased to announce that with your help it has raised nearly $500 in two weeks! Coffee Creations in the Cobblestone Plaza (best coffee in the city!), Discount Groceries Scratch and Dent (on SR 16), and Robert’s Feed (on Master’s Drive) have generously allowed us to place collection containers in their businesses. Please help us thank them by patronizing their businesses.

The Dannika White Fund Ebay Store has also had a successful launch. We have lovely collectables, art, clothing, and every day items that have been donated for the Ebay store. We are uploading new items on there every day, so please stop by frequently to see what’s new.

Our Modest Needs account has reached 3% of its goal and we have high hopes that between direct donations to this account and the donations collected through the Dannika White Fund Putnam Bank account ( to, we will meet our goal. We have about 45 days to reach our goal, so time is of the essence!

And soon we will have a huge announcement about our upcoming community fundraiser. We are planning an event that will be a fun for all while raising money for Dannika’s oral surgeries. We are very excited about it and can’t wait to make the announcement. As soon as all the Ts are crossed and Is are dotted, we’ll send out the announcement through this blog and many media outlets.

Thank you all again for your unfailing support,

The Dannika White Fund

Monday, May 3, 2010

Charity Auction Going On Now

The Dannika White Fund has opened an auction to raise money toward Dannika's surgeries. The first item up on the block is a rare, French crystal Baccarat bull. The bull is a true collectors item and it is in pristine condition. Check it out here.

And let the bidding begin!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Dannika White Fund

Have you ever had that nightmare where all of your teeth start crumbling and falling out of your mouth? That horror is a reality for Dannika White. Dannika was born with the genetic disorder, Amelogensis Imperfecta (AI). AI causes abnormal enamel formation, and can have varying degrees of affect on those afflicted with it. Unfortunately Dannika has a very severe form of this disorder. She has had 12 surgeries since her infancy, simply to maintain a low level of oral function. These oral surgeries and dentistry are no longer maintaining her fragile teeth. Her teeth are cracking and breaking into shards. They have incurred dangerous infections that threaten her life. She can longer chew food, and is in constant, debilitating pain.

Dannika needs oral surgery immediately. She needs to have all of her teeth removed, her infections treated, her bones seeded to prevent collapse, and dentures implanted. Because amelogenesis imperfecta is such a rare genetic disorder, very few oral surgeons have experience in treating it. Dannika has found an experienced oral surgeon, Dr. Gregory Oxford, in St. Augustine, who has developed a treatment plan for her. Though Dr. Oxford has generously discounted his work, the first phase of the treatment has a cost of nearly $7,000.

Dannika is a high school student. She does not qualify for health insurance, Medicaid is not accepted by the Oxford Dental Group, and she has been turned down for lines of credit. She is in desperate need of these surgeries, but has no way to pay for it. Family and friends have organized the Dannika White Fund to help her raise the money she needs to get started. Donations to the fund are gratefully accepted at all Putnam State Bank locations, the Paypal Donate button to the right of this post, as well as through the application ID #150838. The Fund is also raising money through its auctions at its Ebay Store, .