August has been a month full of work, work, work! We're currently in the middle of some extensive projects, the most important of all being the development of our new website. As Dan, our Technical Director, works his magic with our new site, he's made some considerable updates to the Canopy framework. Changes that include completely re-vamping the slideshow system which will make content management almost effortless.
Rita spent some time this month certifying herself in Google Analytics for eCommerce and has moved into the advanced studies for the Google AdWords certificate program. As Google continually changes the structure and practices of their many marketing tools and programs, she strives to stay up-to-date and knowledgable in her own management practices.
Susan is on her way up to Atlanta to attend one of the most popular conventions of the year, Dragon Con. As always, we'll share photos in our next installment of her outrageously creative hand sewn costumes.
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Christian Knightly's Kidney Stone Brings 'The Gap' Into The Forefront
The pain of a kidney stone is second only to that of natural childbirth, and the stress of unpaid medical bills doesn't fall far behind. Unfortunately, for Christian Knightly, our managing partner, he is currently suffering from both a kidney stone and medical bills. A few weeks ago, after leaving work in the worst pain he's ever felt, he found himself in Florida Hospital's emergency room. It was here he learned about the 3 cm stone in his left kidney.
To hear that diagnosis is a blow to anybody, but when you lack insurance this brings on an entirely new waive of pain. The entire team of Treefrog Cinegraphix fell into the Obamacare "gap" this year. We make just enough money not to qualify for Medicaid, and yet don't make enough for "affordable care" under the Affordable Care Act. According to the Ocala Post, over one million Floridians fall into this same gap.
That same article goes on to state:
"The Florida House says they do not want to cover 'lazy' people, however according to the Medicaid guidelines, many residents make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. So now… not only can residents not qualify for Medicaid, they are too poor to qualify for 'Obamacare.'"
Whether you blame the federal or the state government for the predicament so many of our population now finds themselves, it does not change the fact that people like Christian Knightly – who could never be considered "lazy" by any means – are suffering for things beyond their control. To help save our friend and our business we're asking for you to visit the Go Fund Me campaign in Christian's name and donate even the smallest amount. Every little bit helps and our team is eternally grateful for any and every donation made.