I would like to take the time to wish Danneel a very Happy 38th Birthday and a beautiful day with her family and friends! Lot of her fans have been very active on Twitter and Tumblr, and Danneel herself took to Twitter to not just thank fans, but also to ask for fans to help raise funds for a fundraiser titled ‘Gracie Needs Your Help!’
The fundraiser has a goal of $50,000 for the daughter of a friend of Danneel’s. Below you can see what it is for:
7-year-old Gracie Zaunbrecher went to a gymnastics meet last weekend to compete with her team, something that she loves. At the meet, however, her balance was off. She was stumbling and disoriented. Two days later, she underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with DIPG, a rare and aggressive brain tumor in the part of the brain stem called the pons, which controls essential bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eye movement, eyesight, and balance.
Gracie’s parents, Maile and Byron, learned the devastating statistics on DIPG — the tumor is inoperable and incurable. These are words that no parent should ever have to hear.
Danneel’s tweet is below and please RT!
This is my dear friend from High School's little girl and she needs our help!❤Thanks for all the BDay wishes!!https://t.co/JQ3AzA0Dx7
— Danneel HarrisAckles (@DanneelHarris) March 18, 2017
If you have been following Danneel’s tweets lately, you may have noticed a project/fundraiser that she mentions a few times.
— Danneel HarrisAckles (@DanneelHarris) May 18, 2016
The back story of this fundraiser is of an attempt to fund raise $125,000 to fund a documentary about Austin City Limits TV show. Now as a non-American, I can’t say I’ve heard of it before but I do appreciate music and the spirit of coming together to fund exciting projects!
Below is a little about the fundraiser:
A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story, compiles interviews, never before seen backstage footage, pivotal bookings and memorable moments to tell the story of the iconic Austin City Limits TV show from its beginning with Willie Nelson, to where it is today― hosting music legends and premiering the music legends of tomorrow.
This documentary is the ultimate archive on the impact Austin City Limits has had on our appreciation and passion for music. A Song For You meets the people behind their celebrity stardom to show that musicians are fans too, reaching for blissful musical experiences. 40 years in the making. Over 800 performers. And here we have it: Your front-row seat and backstage pass.
Artists featuring in it include Dave Grohl, Florence and The Machine, Jeff Tweedy, Beck, Sturgill Simpson and more.
For those who send donations, they can receive various perks. These include shoutouts, posters, merchandise and lots of other VIP goodies!
One of the main reasons for the fundraiser is due to the fact A Song For You has numerous songs and footage in the documentary where the rights to play these have to be paid for. It is also an independent film, free from corporate sponsors.
Overall this such an important documentary in terms of music culture, as well as Austin culture, and it would definitely pay for people to check this campaign out, share it on social media and also possibly donate! There is currently just a week left to raise the full $125,000 or else no funds are received! Currently $90,220 has been raised – it is do-able! We will post regular updates on our Twitter to let followers know how it’s going.
Let’s help them do this!
Looks like Danneel is in full swing of celebrating Mardi Gras 2016, except she is spending it with little JJ! How cute do they look in their masks! Check out the tweet below!
— Danneel HarrisAckles (@DanneelHarris) February 9, 2016
Jensen posted this selfie of himself and Danneel, and it looked like they clearly had a lot of fun on their date night!
Don’t they seem like the fun people you’d like to hang out with?
— Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) January 23, 2016
Genevieve posted this picture of Danneel hanging out with apparently the best bartender in town! Although Genevieve isn’t pictured, you can definitely tell the girls were having a wonderful time!
— Genevieve Padalecki (@realGpad) December 12, 2015