If you could save a cat’s life, would you?

Hi everyone. As the title suggests, a cat in my life needs help. His name is Enrique and due to heart problems, he needs a pacemaker. Unfortunately, this type of thing is expensive and his owner can’t afford it.

I know this type of post is a pain, but Enrique’s owner is someone who means the world to me and I told him I’d do whatever I could to help, including this. I’m asking you all to please consider making a donation to save Enrique’s life. I’m sure many of you are animal lovers and can imagine how awful it would be to lose a pet because the vet bills were too high.

I’m not posting this because I want to empty your wallets, I’m posting it because I know that if everyone with the ability to donate gave a few dollars, the fundraiser would be over in no time.

I know how I usually react when I see these posts. I scroll past them, or maybe like them with the half-hearted intention of donating later. I’m asking you now: don’t be like me. Don’t wait. Don’t expect everyone else to help if you won’t. What would Steven do if he were reading this right now?

Here is the link again. Anything you can give counts. I know that through our compassion and generosity, we can do this. Thank you.

Εngineer invents safe way to transfer energy to medical chips in the body

A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical gadgets such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators or new sensors and devices yet to be developed.

The discoveries reported May 19 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences culminate years of efforts by Ada Poon, assistant professor of electrical engineering, to eliminate the bulky batteries and clumsy recharging systems that prevent medical devices from being more widely used.

The technology could provide a path toward a new type of medicine that allows physicians to treat diseases with electronics rather than drugs.

“We need to make these devices as small as possible to more easily implant them deep in the body and create new ways to treat illness and alleviate pain,” said Poon.

Poon’s team built an electronic device smaller than a grain of rice that acts as a pacemaker. It can be powered or recharged wirelessly by holding a power source about the size of a credit card above the device, outside the body.

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Lee Pace's birthday present.

Thank you to everyone who has messaged me. Please continue to! 

I have been given some great ideas for all of us to do. 

Please tell me which you prefer to do, we can do them all.

  • Take selfies with daisies or w/o
  • A list of our names and URLS to networks/Pacemaker only pages
  • Mail packets of daisy seeds (I love that)
  • Write a letter *******see my note below about that
  • A bandit mask      OMG, too cute.
  • Mail me anything you want to include in the box.

Everything needs to come to me by the 5th of March, the box will be mailed out on the 10th of March to Lee’s Fanmail address in Beverly Hills, CA.

Please contact me direct if you have more ideas and want to help

*****If you choose to write a letter, I can print it up or you can mail it to me put in the box. If I print it up, you can be assured that NO ONE will read it, it will be put direct in the box**********

There will be a few things I will need.

  1. Money for ink to print everything out. I will scan a receipt if needed
  2. Money for postage. I will provide a tracking number so we know it got there. 
  3. Appreciation for my time. I need things here on time. I will try to make sure no one gets left out. You are all important to Lee and to everyone here.
  4. My link again is



21 JUNE 1963 ─ The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas with their manager Brian Epstein. Three of the most listened-to bands of the early 60s. Between them they sold 2,000,000 records in six months.


Biological Pacemaker Cells Reset Heartbeats

Genetically tweaking heart tissue to regulate the speed of heartbeats could one day be an alternative to electronic pacemakers, a new study reports.

Read more about this research from the 16 July issue of Science Translational Medicine here.

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