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Help Alisha Replace Her Stolen Camera!
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Ended Nov 4, 2014
On Friday, September 20, between 6:15-6:40 my car was broken into at the Public Market parking lot in Emeryville, CA. Unfortunately, what was stolen was all of her professional camera gear which includes a Nikon, a lense she borrowed, a bunch of ... More ...

On Friday, September 20, between 6:15-6:40 my car was broken into at the Public Market parking lot in Emeryville, CA.

Unfortunately, what was stolen was Alisha’s Lowepro camera bag, full of all of her professional photography gear including the following:

  • Nikon D40 DSLR Camera body
  • (attached) Tamron Zoom lens 28-105mm F/4.0-5.6
  • Opteka HD² 0.20x Professional AF Fisheye Lens
  • Nikon battery charger
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Telephoto Lens (borrowed from our friend)
  • 2 SD cards (4GB and 16GB)
  • 2 CF cards (2GB and 4GB)
  • full box of business cards + business cards collected

If you can imagine, both of us were extremely devastated since she had just barely started taking her photography business seriously; and now that she has no camera, she'll have to postpone taking on any more photo gigs which have already been lined up.  More upsetting, we both are not in any position to pay for a brand new camera body, lens, and supporting gear – especially since the equipment she has been striving to save up for that will help her business take off comes out to about $3500. My car insurance doesn't cover it and the camera itself wasn't insured. So, this is why I'm asking for any of you who know Alisha or myself to please help us get a camera back in her hands so she can start doing what she loves again!

The reason your help will be greatly appreciated is because Alisha ultimately has a great eye for getting that perfect shot - and so far, all the gigs she has done has been for free. Most importantly, I honestly believe in her because she is so passionate about taking photos, and her pictures can really prove it. Lastly, I’m really rooting for her to further pursue what she has realized to be her passion. So if you can help in any way, we will both be so graciously thankful for any contributions you can offer.

On a positive side note, just this past Sunday we both started leading a confirmation class at ALL SAINTS Church in Hayward. We had brainstormed the brilliant idea to offer all our kids a chance to get professionally photographed and document their entire confirmation journey. But without her camera and equipment, we can’t offer these kinds of services to the kids or the entire community. One of her goals is to become more involved in the All Saints youth ministry and community through her passion for photography, but she cannot rely on rental gear alone.

So if you have been so kind to read this far, we sincerely hope and pray that you can give whatever you can. Even a single dollar will help. And if you can spare buying us a drink or buying yourself coffee, then imagine how much a few dollars more will go a lot further in reaching our fundraiser goal.

If you have any ideas of any additional perks (see the right column) that you are interested in having Alisha do, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact her directly at

You can see most of her current work online right now at

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