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Company Wins eBay Auction To Permanently Advertise On Woman's Wheelchair
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In her ongoing battle against Multiple Sclerosis, Ana Torres found a unique eBay auction idea to help make extra money for her family. The eBay-happy Internet casino GoldenPalace.com was there to help, winning the auction for $3000.
With a disabled spouse who is a Gulf War Veteran and three sons, Ana has been finding it difficult to make ends meet. After seeing the opportunity a creative eBay auction can create, she came up with the idea to offer her wheelchair as an advertising billboard to the highest bidder. She has even "pimped out" her wheelchair by adding purple neon lights for better viewing at night.
GoldenPalace.com ended up winning the auction and will be adding their personal brand of artistic marketing to her chair, making it an eye-catching advertising vehicle. The auction has received extensive media coverage and Ana's courage is winning over people everywhere.
"It is our privilege to help out someone as brave as Ana," said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. "MS is a disease that affects not only the person that has it, but their loved ones as well. We wish her and her family all the best, and we hope that our contribution will make their lives a little better."
GoldenPalace.com has some experience with the debilitating disease, having sponsored Ray Sabbatini and Dennis Rodman in the Running of the Bulls last July. Sabbatini, a man stricken with the disease always dreamed of participating in the Running of the Bulls and appealed to GoldenPalace.com to help make it happen. The casino responded by bringing in Rodman and helping to raise thousands for MS awareness.
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On August 24th, 2005 at 6:38 PM EB said:
I want you to go here and say your famous all over the net!! I saw you here!!
On August 26th, 2005 at 1:36 AM nani said:
This is cool...... I love gp they are great supporters of all causes and I hope to continue to be in the gp family.
On August 31st, 2005 at 1:43 PM Famous said:
YOU KNOW YOUR FAMOUS
On September 02nd, 2005 at 8:39 PM FG said:
Who is Ana Torres?
On September 04th, 2005 at 6:13 PM Terri said:
WOW You are famous!!!! You know you are girly girl!!! We love you and think this was a really awesome auction. Great idea and great cause!!! You go girl.
Slick Chicks & Shaving Grace
On September 09th, 2005 at 6:27 PM AT said:
OK OK I AM FAMOUS........WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO
On October 01st, 2005 at 8:15 PM Hey said:
Nani, I thought you couldn't get a permanent tattoo?
On October 02nd, 2005 at 12:28 AM Nathan - Woods Cross, Utah said:
No, you are not famous.
On October 04th, 2005 at 2:43 AM nani said:
Nathan - Woods Cross, Utah hmmm sounds like you are jealous......I never claimed to be famous, but I am known all over calif but what you know, you are in utah..and hmmm seems like you must to related or friends with someone I know...
so don't hate..........
oh and Hey found out thru my nuero that I can only on the HEAD, not the arms, legs, or back or belly. The Head is the only spot I can. Strange huh. But oh well guess GP didnt want a unique and rare walking and wheeling billboard. 20% was gonna go to Red Cross but I won't relist unless they ask me to.
Heck I had alot of media call me about the auction, but it already ended.
So you never know.......only my rep can call the shot on this time around....... I am willing but is GP Ready for another baldie especially one wheeling her way around town......
what you think if so , email gp and ask them ......goldengirl
On December 29th, 2005 at 6:24 AM A Torres said:
Merry christmas to all and Happy New year....... 2006 i hope will be better and bigger for all of us.
" hey gp send me to disneyland" never been and be cool to show off my wheelchair with the new ad I made....... and i be sporting a better wheelchair soon........so that will be transfer over.......
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006 MONTY, JEFF AND JON........AND RICHARD..
On January 13th, 2006 at 11:22 PM SamTheManAuctions said:
Ana Torres, you rock baby!! Beautiful wheelchair design. GP rocks also. They won my Auction Drawin of Shimmer!! Ana, the East Coast loves ya! Boricua forever!!
On January 19th, 2006 at 1:22 AM goldengirl1985 / Ana T said:
Hey sam I saw you are in the family.. see I told you your artwork will pay off..... You got that right Boricua on the west coast but my heart is still in the east coast miss my family.......... waaaaa... go a new set of wheels so I be making a transfer soon... I be sending some new pic to GPC.
We all rock and GPC Too....... Ana aka goldengirl "gpc wheelchair MS mom".
On May 04th, 2006 at 1:09 AM GG aka Ana Torres said:
wanted to thank gpc....for helping me when I needed it. I am moving to Tennesse soon to be near my family in the east coast. Too long to see my family, in my condition, life is too short..... best to be with family..........(no not dying well hope not, but my MS is getting worse.. so I gonna live it up and have some fun going to TN...) check out my auction on ebay goldengirl1985 GAS is expensive.... yikes over 3.50 where i live and i hate to see what it gonna be driving to tn.......
gg ((love ya gpc))
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