No winners. No Losers. Just a guy less an eye.
My auction of ad pace on my soon-to-be-installed ocular prosthetic grabbed the attention of almost 1,200 people on Ebay and countless more across Canada and the world.
But no buyers.
Am I discouraged? No.
The national attention I received with my plan of auctioning off logo space on my eye was simply amazing.
Those that brought my story forward deserve kudos for bringing ocular melanoma to the attention of thousands, maybe even tens of thousands (or more) people across Canada and elsewhere.
I have two wishes to be fulfilled from this experience:
– people will think twice about skipping their recommended bi-annual optometrist appointment, and go to be checked out by the person that has definitive answers about the health secrets the eye otherwise does not share
– that ocular health rises on the list of “health watch” topics so more people will have their eye exams and potentially save the sight they have because of early detection. It would be great to see daytime television spend a few minutes a month talking about the importance of eye exams, symptoms of eye cancer (as rare as the symptoms are) and eye safety.
Life is not only for the seeing, it’s for the doing. But sight is the most important part of that equation in my estimation. Keep it with all of your might.
My deeply felt thanks to:
I am considering holding another auction but some things will need to be clarified by Ebay first. For instance, to be a charity auction on Ebay.com (US) you agree to donate 10% of the final auction price should the item sell. In Canada, Ebay.ca the rules clearly state that you agree to donate “at least 100%” of the final price.
Weird, to say the least. See picture below. Click on image for full size view.