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Glad to see the wonderful words, I was having trouble hearing behind the sirens, etc.



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In regards to Sabine's interview with Alex...

*cross posted from H-50 fans*

Ok, aside from the few questions we did receive from people (which weren't enough to do a full interview), these were the others we came up. So expect any of these to be asked, and a few more as well, depending on how much time Sabine had. 

Organ Donation/Donate Life

1) During your time as Ambassador for Donate Life, has their been any one particular incident that has really bought home to you the life affirming importance of Organ Donation?

2) Can you describe in your own words how it feels for you to be a registered Organ Donor, and to have the power to give the Ultimate Gift of Life?

3) What sort of training requirements did you have to undertake in order to become a Donate Life Ambassador?

4) Do you believe agreeing to donate a loved one’s Organs can help the healing process for those left behind?

5) What are some of the biggest myths surrounding Organ Donation that you’ve heard, and what would you say to people to try and alleviate some of their fears?

6) What do you think is the number one thing that stops people from registering to become an Organ Donor? What steps do you think need to be put in place, in order to help that change?

7) What does the future hold in regards to your work with Donate Life? Do you have anything currently in the works?

General ‘Fan’ Questions

1) If Stan, from the Back-up Plan, was a Commedia Dell Arte character, who do you think he would be?

2) How well did your training at NIDA, prepare you for work in Hollywood?

3) Do you consider yourself a Method Actor, or do you feel you work on a more intuitive level?

4) Is it sometimes difficult to shed the skin of a character at the end of the day? Have there been any particular characters you have found hardest to switch off from?

5) If you could choose any role to play, past or present, what role would you choose, and why?

6) Do you, or have you ever read any of the Fan Fiction that has been written about any of the characters you’ve portrayed.


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Thank for the transcript and the great photos

Alex is gorgeous, less thin, he looks better

and congratulations Alex, you deserve it

not worthy



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Thank Em, Miz and Sabine, for all the pictures and information about the event! Can't wait to hear Sabine's account! Hope she got a picture with Alex as well! This is such a worthy cause and one that Alex seems so perfect for representing!

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Our darling Alex, wherever he goes they have to call out the sirens!
Bless his humble lil' heart, I know this means more to him that any other
kudos he could get for his work.

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Thank you all for your hard work and bringing this to us.  He is a special and giving person and will always want to give back.  We as fans know that, that's why we voted for him.

I can't wait to hear if he reads fan-fic.  Some of us may be in hot water LOL.


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Dearest Emerald and Sabine,

Thank you so much for representing us and making our presence felt by Alex and the Donate Life organization. Great job, fellow fans. Thank you is not enough, at all, but what more can we do? Emerald, this is very special to me, because I am the grateful sister of a double transplant recipient; and although my brother's surgery was very successfully done in Colombia, nothing to do with DL, I know exactly how important this cause is... anywhere and everywhere!

I am so, SO very happy that we were able to give Alex the joy of this award, because he really deserves it and he deserves to know how important his hard work in Three Rivers really was. I do hope he will continue to actively work with DL, and I can't wait to hear what he's doing with them right now.

Thanks to Pikie, Ozbella, and Sharon for the links, fabulous video with his speech and amazing caps. He looks great as always and super happy. Our beautiful guy, always humble and charming!! And so generous and giving. Just like you, Emerald and Sabine!!

Tight hugs,

Claudia

-- Edited by Claudia on Saturday 12th of June 2010 05:12:08 PM

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Thank you so much for your beautiful words, and sharing such a powerful story, Claudia, I'm touched. It's for people like you, and so many others around the world who have been touched by Organ Donation, that we continue to work so hard to promote this wonderful cause. 

We do primarily support Donate Life, and Alex's work as a Donate Life Ambassador, but we also support Organ Donation, and the Transplant Community overall as well. We're an international group that supports Organ Donation around the world. If you wouldn't mind writing something for us, I'd love to share your Brother's story on our Main Site, and MySpace page, as well as any information you have about Organ Donation in Colombia.

Again, thank you so much


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Here's a picture of Sabine on the night as well. She's the one on the far left, you can see the gift folder she put together for Alex in her hand. The cover artwork for it was done by a woman called 'Maude' from the Netherlands. :ysmile:

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And one of Sabine by herself...

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Not sure who to credit these to, they were posted over at H-50 Fans Forum. 

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And here is a shot of the folder we put together as a gift for Alex. Like I said before, it was just a bit of an informational/introduction thing that we did. It had pictures of us (ie those of us involved with the Alex O'Loughlin Fans for Donate Life), introductory letters saying who we were, how Alex inspires us, what supporting Donate Life meant for us, background information on the AOL Fans for Donate Life, and so on...Plus some lighthearted stuff as well, like 'Fun Facts' about us, and that sort of thing. 

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And a shot inside of one of the pictures I included of myself :blushing: (I've had to distort out the other page because it's the piece I was talking about that's only to be shown to a very limited number of people)

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I also included this picture of myself as part of my introduction letter...

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This is what I wrote for my introduction letter. I wasn't sure about including the stuff about my anorexia, and how I was semi disabled, and unable to work, but Sabine encouraged me to - She wanted it to be something that really showed Alex who we each of us were, and gave him a more 'personal' sense about how much it meant for us to support Donate Life (paraphrased)... :ysmile:

Introduction Letter

Dear Alex

Greetings from Adelaide, South Australia. First let me take this opportunity to say a very sincere ‘congratulations’ on the news of Hawaii 5-0 being picked up for the CBS Fall season, as well as for the recent success of The Backup Plan. I wish you all the best for the future success of your latest venture, and hopefully much more to come. You certainly deserve it for how hard you work, and for the skills, and presence you bring to the screen. 

I first discovered your considerable talents in the Television series, Moonlight. Remember that Vampire show you did? I thought I’d better jog your memory in case it had been more than five minutes since somebody reminded you about it…I’m just kidding. Since that time I have had the privilege of viewing almost your entire body of available work. I have continued to be both impressed, and amazed by your ability to truly inhabit the characters you play, and bring them to life so beautifully. You are a consummate performer, and a true delight to watch as an actor.

When it comes to the subject of Organ Donation, it is difficult for me to put into words just how much my involvement with the Alex O’Loughlin Fans for Donate Life truly means to me. Although I have been in recovery now for a little over five years, a near three-decade battle with Anorexia Nervosa has left me semi disabled, and unable to work due to permanent physical damage. I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I have friends, and acquaintances in similar circumstances, who are now facing the grim reality of eventually being placed on Organ Transplant waiting lists, as their own Organs continue to fail. 

I will be forever grateful to you, and to Donate Life, for both the inspiration, and the opportunity you have given me. To not only do my part in helping to support this life saving, and life changing work, but also for being afforded the wonderful opportunity to feel as if I am still able to make a contribution to society, despite my disabilities. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank you enough. 

With Kindest Regards.

Yours Sincerely, 

Claire Eyles.

Alex O’Loughlin Fans for Donate Life
Chief Social Media Administrator and Communications, 
Author and Contributor for Australia:


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And this is what I included for the 'Lighter, Fun Side' as well. :twothumbs:

And now for something a little more light hearted

Several Fun and Interesting Facts About Me:

I grew up in a working class family, living in Housing Trust housing. I am certainly no stranger to doing it tough. I’ve lined up at soup kitchens, and charity centres for a meal, and spent time on the streets. I am grateful for these experiences, because through them I believe I learnt the true value of community.

Anzac Day holds special significance for me. I have three Great Uncles who fought at Gallipoli. One of who was later killed at the Battle of Somme, the other two both dying in earlier, and later battles. I also have a distant cousin who was part of the initial dawn landing at Anzac Cove. 

The traits I most admire in a person are, Integrity, Honesty, Loyalty, and Sincerity. I pride myself on the same.

My two favourite mottos are – 

- This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. 

- Always be kind, you never know the weight of another man’s burden.

My favourite Television shows growing up were, Monkey (I had a crush on Tripitaka), Knight Rider, The A-Team, The Addams Family, Monster Squad, & The Banana Splits Show.

I had OCD tendencies as a child. I couldn’t step on cracks, or lines, and getting dressed was a nightmare, seeing as everything had to be done from right to left without fail. 

I was also a bit of a daredevil as a child - ‘Sure I can do a somersault off that second story balcony’, ‘you want me to do a controlled stunt skid into a barbed wire fence on my pushbike? No problem’ - Needless to say I spent a lot of my childhood covered by a black, and blue patchwork of bruises.

I have Attention Deficit Disorder. 

I never did quite grow out of my 80’s Goth ‘phase’.

I have been completely obsessed with Vampires, and the Vampire Genre since childhood. I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula at the age of eight.

I simply adore the movie ‘Let the Right One In’. I consider it to be one of the finest Vampire films ever made, a true masterpiece of the genre. 

I am an avid Horror, and Splatter movie buff. The more blood, and body parts flying, the better as far as I’m concerned.

I am a night owl. I very rarely sleep before 3 am. When I was growing up I would often look out my bedroom window at night, and contemplate the night sky, the Moon, the Stars, the wider Universe. I was fascinated with what our place was in the vastness of it all.

I am a total bookworm, passionate about music, the arts, theatre, and dance, and I love seeking knowledge for knowledge’s sake.

And last but not least, my worst habit – I swear, far, far too much.


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It's good you explained to Alex who you are. Now all of his fans aren't a mystery to him. We are real people with life experiences that bring us appreciate a good man when we see one. Very nice letter. Seems you have a lot in common Alex. He watched that Monkey show, too, didn't he? Maybe it was a different show. Lovely pic. Yes, I can see your Goth-ness showing through.

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Oh wow! Just catching up. I am so proud of over man. How wonderful for him.
Still the humble darling he always was.
Love the beardy thing going on and the shoes are adorable.
Thanks Oz, thanks Mizzoh, thanks Pinkie.
Thanks Alex!
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Helloeeze wrote:

It's good you explained to Alex who you are. Now all of his fans aren't a mystery to him. We are real people with life experiences that bring us appreciate a good man when we see one. Very nice letter. Seems you have a lot in common Alex. He watched that Monkey show, too, didn't he? Maybe it was a different show. Lovely pic. Yes, I can see your Goth-ness showing through.



That was our intent. :ysmile: We wanted to show Alex the people behind the scenes. So that he would be able to see who we were, what our individual stories were, why/how each of us were motivated, and inspired to support Donate Life, and raising awareness of Organ Donation, etc, etc, and also to (hopefully) make him smile, and perhaps even give him a few laughs with some of the more 'light hearted' stuff we included.

And yeah that is the same show Alex used to watch, it was a pretty popular show in Australia back in the 80's.



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I've just heard from Sabine. I can't really say anything just yet, except she's still sorting things out. It was only a brief email, just touching base. I've responded, and as soon as I hear back from her and get the okay to say more, I will let you guys know.

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Sabine has just posted something quickly on the site (thanks to Overdamoon on Hawaii 5-0 Fans for picking this up). I already knew this, but Sabine had asked me not to say anything just yet.

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Hello everybody :)

I will write more soon, for now I wanted to give you all some quick information about my meeting with Alex.

Tenaya said that his car service didn't pick him up in time, so Alex jumped into his own car and drove to the VIP party.

There wasn't enough time for an interview, but I got an exclusive Meet & Greet.

XOXO Sabine

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Definitely disappointing that she didn't get the interview, but at least she got an exclusive meet and greet.

And now that Sabine has posted the information...

This is the email I got from her. scream

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Hi Claire! :)

Here's an exclusive photo just for you, because it shows your picture, while I talked about you (and shortly before the photo was taken had talked about your article on how you got involved in organ donation). He was so impressed, especially when I said you're from Australia.

I'm still sorting things out, please don't tell anyone yet, but there was no time for an interview, because there was a mishap with his drive service. So, he arrived too late.

More soon!

Love XOXO
Sabine



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It's lovely that everything went so well, and again, I'm so thrilled for Alex.

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Another picture of Sabine talking with Alex.



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This is fantastic he is so animated talking to Sabine, his interest in this subject is so obvious. I'm sorry she never got the full interview but this meet and greet at least gave Sabine the chance to explain the big reasons behind what has been going on all this time.

Wonderful pictures and a wonderful moment for Sabine. Alex is in the know now which is what it's all about.

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Another update:

*cross posted from MLA*

Sabine didn't get much time with him, not as much as she would have liked anyway. She did get to speak to him though, and show him the folder, and wanted to make sure he knew about me, and the work I'd been doing for the site :blushing: (she's sweet :rose: ). Apart from what I wrote above, about him hearing the story of how I got involved in supporting Organ Donation, I heard from someone else, who knew someone was there, that apparently he was stoked when he found out I was Australian.:teeth:

Sabine sent me this a little while ago... :twothumbs:

A photographer who walked with him a little longer said that he talked about the things I gave him, and that he thought they were truly beautiful. We definitely made an impact. Diana knows about us now, and of course he does! He would've talked longer with me, but he had to go on to talk to someone else and then he left. I shouted "Bye Alex!" And at first he looked confused, not knowing who it was, but then he saw me and smiled.

The man is an absolute class act. I will write more of course, but Tenaya said I shouldn't say everything all at once. LOL


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Em, thanks for the photos of Sabine with Alex and the info you provided. So glad she got some time with him, and he heard your story. Sweet!

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Emerald wrote:

Another picture of Sabine talking with Alex.


 




Great candid, I wonder what they are looking at.....(What a treasured day for her)



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