Community Outreach for Kyle Mules

Hello readers, today’s article comes from a face painting mom who has reached out to the community to help her and her son. Kelly Mules posted on our facebook wall about her son and despite sharing it on facebook, I wanted to help them and spread the word more. If you have the time, please find it in your heart to help this brave boy.
The following is from Kelly:

Kyle Face Painted as a TigerLife was good but all that changed in the blink of an eye, Sept. 2010, when my son got a rare disorder called Guillain-Barre-Syndome. He went form being a healthy, active 10 year old boy in the 6th grade to being totally paralyzed fighting for his life unable to even breath on his own in just 12 short hours. We spent months in the hospital. Everything in my life stopped and changed that day and nothing is as it was.

The things I loved most like my Faces Gone Wild, faces painting business, artwork and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains stopped that day. I wanted to trade places with my son, but that wasn’t an option I was given, so I did what any parent would do for their sick child. I became my sons full time nurse, caregiver, therapist, school teacher, friend and mom over night.
Kyle in the hospital with his mom by his side.It has been almost 3 years since my son was diagnosed with GBS. He has gotten stronger and his spirit is so amazing and full of life. He is my hero and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for him. I have got my face painting business back up to speed as much as I can and we are learning how to enjoy life and all it has to offer a all new way…in a wheelchair. I have now made it my life quest to make sure my son enjoys life to it’s fullest by introducing him to adaptive sports and looking for creative ways for him to still enjoy the things he loves.
Kyle in his wheelchair by a lake.Transportation is becoming our biggest issue right now. My son is a growing 14 year old boy and I have been lifting him myself in and out of our van for the past 3 years now. He is getting heavier and almost taller then me now. It is really getting hard on both of us. Sometimes I fall over on his lap or set him down in as awkward position and we just laugh…making the best of things. I have put off looking for a handicap van because not only can we not afford but I was truly hoping my son would be walking again by now. The reality is… it’s time to see if we can somehow find a way to get the handicap van we need so we can keep enjoying the things we love.

I have set up this fundraiser for Kyle below so that if anyone would like to help it is an easy way to give, but please don’t feel obligated. If you can’t help right now that’s ok. If you could please share this link with others or just pray with us about this growing need we now have.

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Waterskiing is a challenge, but kyle did it!Kyle learning to draw again.

Kyle on his stable visit.

Paint-A-Thon Schedule

Paint-A-Thon for Brian Wolfe

Silly Farm Supplies and FABAtv are hosting a Paint-A-Thon fundraiser on July 23rd, 2012 starting at 3:00pm EST for Brian Wolfe. Brian has been an influential part of the face and body art industry and has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. Heather wrote an article about Brian Wolfe earlier in the week, please check it out and if you are able, please donate to help Brian’s fight.

Remember to tune in for seven (7) hours of LIVE and FREE face and body art classes!
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Paint-A-Thon Artist Time
Introduction Michael Dardant 3:00pm – 3:15pm
Class 1: Mystical Masks Jay Bautista 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Announcements Michael Dardant 4:15pm – 4:30pm
Class 2: Lace & Plaid Lisa Marshall 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Announcements Michael Dardant 5:30pm – 5:45pm
Class 3: Graphic T-Shirt Design Jeff Simon 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Commercial Break 6:45pm – 7:15pm
Class 4: Simply Creative Margi Kanter 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Announcements Michael Dardant 8:15pm – 8:30pm
Class 5: Gore with Zombie Skin Pam Trent 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Magic Show & Ending Michael Dardant 9:30pm – 10:00pm

Paint-A-Thon for Brian Wolfe

Paint-A-Thon for Brian Wolfe
One of the reasons I love this industry so much is because when we need a helping hand, we come together and help one another. As many of you know by now, Brian Wolfe was diagnosed with a very aggressive Pancreatic Cancer. This news shocked our world and face and body art land went into help mode! So far our generous industry has helped raise over $40,000 for Brian to receive treatment and to help his family, but we won’t stop there…

Nick and Brian Wolfe

Gary Cole of has organized a contest to help raise funds for Brian. To find out more information about helping Brian and possibly winning over $3,000 in prizes please contact

There is also a special page set up on FaceBook at and GoFundMe at where you can contribute directly to the Wolfe Family as well.

Because Brian is a HUGE part of the Family, we are hosting a special Paint-A-Thon in his honor. On July 23, 2012 FABAtv is hosting another Paint-A-Thon where we will join forces with instructors like Margi Kanter, Jay Bautista, Pam Trent, Marcela Murad, Lisa Marshall and more to bring you 6 hours of FREE LIVE face and body art classes. In addition to the free learning, we will be giving away prizes, and celebrating all that Brian Wolfe has given to the Face and body art industry.

Brian Wolfe's FABAtv Channel

Michael DardantWe will begin broadcasting with special host Magic Mike at 3:00pm EST and the fun will begin. Classes will run live until 10:00pm est. Our hope is to raise awareness and money for the Wolfe family to help them bring peace and comfort to Brian Wolfe during this difficult time.

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One person, can make a dent… our industry can make a difference. Join us live July 23, at 3:00 pm EST!

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