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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Urgent request from 1, 2, 3... Hi Baby!

Over the past year, and other Viggo Mortensen websites, including Just Viggo, Obsession, Viggo-Works, and Virtual Viggo, in conjunction with Friends On Board, have helped support the 1,2,3 ... Hi Baby! program at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Today we received the following urgent request for assistance, and we hope some of you can help out.

1,2,3 ... Hi Baby!I am writing this email to you because you and many others have contributed to 1, 2, 3... Hi Baby!, Inc., a non-profit organization over recent months, in so many ways, from the occasional monetary gift, hand-made baby items, diapers, formula, infants and children's clothing... Some have even sent coupons to help with infant care essentials.

Today I am urgently asking you for help.

1, 2, 3... Hi Baby! works every day to reduce the infant mortality of Indian People of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, ensuring healthy pregnancies, healthy children and families by providing individualized case management services. We integrate case management services to provide culturally appropriate case management services for pregnant and postpartum women and their children through four years within the health care system of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation bridging the cultural gap between professional health care providers and our clients, advocating on behalf of women to enhance the delivery of culturally competent prenatal health care.

While transporting a client to a health care related appointment yesterday, 4/20/09, the transmission of our Ford Windstar van gave out and needs a $2,300 repair / rebuild. This is the first major repair this vehicle has ever needed, most likely because of the regular maintenance and care we've given it. But we desperately need this van to perform daily home visits and provide transportation for our clients to health care appointments and case management home visits, both of which are vital in the prevention of infant mortality throughout the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Please help us with this unexpected, necessary expense. We are asking for donations in the amount of $100 or what ever you can afford. Won't you please help us? Any and all donations will be very greatly appreciated. Your generous donations can be made via check, money order, or online at to

Thank you.

Urgently Requested,

Frederick Cedar Face, President
Cedar Face Foundation - 1, 2, 3.... Hi Baby!, Inc.
P O Box 6031
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Cedar Face Foundation - 1, 2, 3.... Hi Baby!, Inc. - Passionately and personally engaged in reducing infant mortality of Indian Peoples through advocacy and promoting increased Maternal, Child and Family Healthcare.

If you would like more information about our non-profit organization or would like to learn more about what you can do to help us help families raise healthy children and decrease infant mortality of Indian people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, give us a call at 605-867-6265 or email us at We'd love to visit with you in greater detail.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Signed copy of SKOVBO in fundraiser auction

SKOVBO by Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen has graciously signed a copy of his latest book, SKOVBO, in support of fundraising efforts for 1,2,3...Hi Baby! at Pine Ridge South Dakota. The book is being auctioned on eBay, with a closing time of 11 a.m. PDT, Saturday, July 12.

This book functions as a partial companion to the upcoming photo exhibit, also titled Skovbo (which roughly translates from Danish as "home in the forest"), by Viggo Mortensen at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography (Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavikur), opening on 31st May, 2008 and running until 31st August, 2008. In this new collection of images and poems are trees and the memory of trees, ghosts, words, nights, days, lives, deaths, and safe haven for them all in the place where "...the twigs become branches, / And the mist becomes make-believe..." (Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam). If you daren't enter the forest, or cannot find it, then perhaps you might find one tree, or a place where a tree could be, and just stop for a quiet moment to see what happens.

Bidding is active! Go to the eBay auction page for more photos and details, and to bid for the book and to support 1,2,3,...Hi Baby!

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Rare Miyelo in Auction for 1,2,3 Hi Baby

Miyelo book & photoAs part of the 1,2,3...Hi Baby! Wheels Project, a member of the Viggo-Works community has donated a signed first edition copy of Viggo Mortensen's Miyelo, along with a print from the book. The auction is in full swing on eBay, with a closing time of 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow, June 21, 2008, so don't delay if you want a chance to own this rare and beautiful book and print. Description:

On September 11, 2003, Viggo Mortensen held a private opening at the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles for his new Miyelo Exhibit. As part of that opening there was a special offering of his new Miyelo book, hardbound, signed, and numbered by Viggo himself. Accompanying this book was a 9 x 16 extraordinary print of Miyelo 4 (2003), also signed and numbered by Viggo himself. Only 150 of these signed and numbered sets were offered and they are now a coveted collector’s treasure. We now offer one of these irreplaceable sets in support of 1, 2, 3 … Hi Baby! in Pine Ridge, SD.

The set, bound in the original red ribbon contains the hardbound Miyelo book, plus the print in acid free envelope.

Go to the eBay auction page for more photos and details, and to bid on this treasure.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Support Pine Ridge Reservation

1,2,3...Hi Baby! Wheels ProjectNative American infants in South Dakota need your support. 1, 2, 3... Hi Baby! is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the incidence of infant mortality of the Indian people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation by providing services and education regarding healthy lifestyles, healthy pregnancies, healthy children and families, and positive parenting to the entire family. This includes the nuclear-immediate family as well as the extended family.

Clients of the 1,2,3 ... Hi Baby! program are spread out over the vast area of the Pine Ridge Reservation which is approximately 2 million acres and a reliable means of transportation is vital so the needs of the moms and babies can be met. Currently those needs are challenged and occasionally go without being met with an unreliable source of "wheels."

Friends On Board is working to raise $50,000.00 to purchase a reliable vehicle for this project. joins other Viggo Mortensen websites, including Just Viggo, Obsession, Viggo-Works, and Virtual Viggo, in supporting and endorsing this campaign. All donations are tax deductible. Please visit Friends On Board to donate today. Thank you!