a hippopotamus for christmas

Download A Hippopotamus for Christmas

Post on 19-Oct-2014

4.520 views

Category:

Education

1 download

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

Bruno Lowagie's presentation for ZooCamp 2009 in Antwerp. It's a true story of a hippo on Netlog, Facebook and YouTube.

TRANSCRIPT

Slide 1

A Hippopotamus for Christmas

A true story about a hippo

on Netlog, YouTube and Facebook

Bruno Lowagie @ ZooCamp 2009

February 2008

I'm lost for words...

Ik kan er niet over schrijven.

Yet words are all I have.

Ik kan er niet niet over schrijven.

What else can I do to help him?

Ik weet het niet, ik weet het echt niet...

Bad

, bad

new

sYour son has Cancer

The protocol

A H

elp

ing

Hip

po

The

op

erat

ion

Brul gets surgery

A Hippo Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NCDtlSNm0k

Hippo Song 2

Pain

cake

sfa

nm

ail Hello,

I wanted to send you a little mail to thank you for recording "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas." My son (almost 12) has Cancer (Osteosarcoma) and he has a little stuffed hippo that has become very important during the long treatment.

We play your version of "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" every time we celebrate something. For instance: we've just had the news that he can go home from the hospital for the weekend. On such an occasion I play the song on my portable computer and my son lets his stuffed hippo dance to it. He can't use his left leg due to the Cancer, so he lets his hippo do all the things he can't do anymore.

This is just a little mail from a father, a son and his hippo to tell you that we are fans!

Thanks again,

Bruno, Inigo and Brul

Pain

cake

san

swer

Bruno,

Thank you so much for your message. Your email and blog entry were very touching. It is very nice to know that something we did for fun has now taken on so much meaning in your lives.

One of the first thoughts that entered my mind after reading the blog entry was that there may be a way to get Inigo a hippopotamus for Christmas. I know many zoo's in the United States have adoption or sponsorship programs to help fund the care of animals. For a donation that goes towards feeding and taking care of an animal, the zoo will send a picture and information about the animals they are adopting or sponsoring. I would imagine that it may be a possibility at a zoo near you as well. If possible, myself and my friends in the "band" would like to find a way to make this happen.

Please let me know what you think of the idea. Again, thank you for your email. My best wishes to you and your family. I hope Inigo has a quick recovery.

Sincerely,

Erik J. Koppin

Netlog: Clan Brul

Hippe Hermien

Hip

po

po

tam

uss

es

Brul is popular

Bru

l on

You

Tub

e

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUPKUGT9yiA

Bru

lsN

ewsp

aper

Key chains

Co

ol T

-Sh

irts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLe3AxKKpxU

Free

Fly

ers

Brul in De Tijd

Oktober 2008

Bru

l on

Face

bo

ok

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=48050780329

Bru

l & h

isT-

shir

ts

T-Shirt mania

Christmas present

Clo

sin

gev

ent:

do

g w

alk

Extr

a m

on

ey

Visiting Hermien

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7H6-C22OQ

Inig

ois

hap

py

Thank you!

Questions are welcome