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Help an LJer---this is severe need

drac emu
This is one of the worst cases I've run across, and of course, I had to pull it out of the person who's suffering through it. This economy inflicts emotional damage on people in a way that's never spoken of, and it's insidious.

She's facing foreclosure Friday if she can't come up with two mortgage payments. The total is $1300. She's diabetic, but she can't afford insulin---which costs $700---or even the doctor visit to get prescribed the less expensive stuff. She can't even buy the test strips to test her blood sugar. She's selling off Star Wars memorabilia on ebay. This is like something out of Dickens. I'm going to replace her computer power supply and see what else I can personally come up with.

She's another soft-spoken geek, cheerful against the odds, but nobody should have to fight this fight on their own. There's lots of people out there; if every one of us donated a buck or two---less than a cup of coffee costs----we can help her. Then we start figuring out what we can do in the long term. Hey, I'm making plans to move there. Can you imagine the geeky movie nights?

I'm trying to think of an incentive kick in thing I can do. If I donate a dollar or five dollars for every thing she sells on Ebay, would that make people donate more? I don't know. I just know this is a horrible situation and I want to make it better, and I think that's what lots of people think when they run across this.

A cup of coffee or two. I think it's a great investment. And if you can't, can you boost the signal? We can do this. We've saved other people from foreclosure, from being booted from their houses, found homes for cats. I can't describe what you all have done for me. I wouldn't be alive today except for some of the people that read this blog.

Her paypal is Jaegamer at gmail dot com. She also edits manuscripts for people. And there will be an auction set up tomorrow or the day after. Let's get going.

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naamah_darling
Mar. 27th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
I sent ten dollars just now. I can't do much more than that right now. I'll see if I have a little more in a few days, whatever I have left after buying this fucking $200+ prescription. Christ on a sidecar, I truly may use whatever extra I have left over once I start getting disability payments nickel and diming other people out of trouble rather than saving it against a future medical emergency on my part. This shit happens to too many people. I wish to god I could wake up in the morning a billionaire and just . . . FIX SOME OF THIS SHIT.

I wish her the very, very best. I've been there, and I may be there again someday, and all I can do is pray that there will be people around like you to help.

Edited at 2013-03-27 03:55 am (UTC)
pbrim
Mar. 27th, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
Money sent. I also mentioned I may be able to send test strips if she uses the same brand I do -- I have built up a backlog.
ginmar
Mar. 27th, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thank yoy. It's bayer contour.
jaegamer
Mar. 27th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
I have both a Bayer and a One Touch meter - the Bayer strips are cheaper...

I'll send you (pbrim) my address - test strips will help me keep my bg under control without insulin. It's been scary not knowing how I'm doing with diet-only control.

To all of you - I'm humbled and touched to tears. I hate asking for help; I hate being in this position. Thank you all for your kindness.

Angel - yep, same Countess.

Jae
sheilagh
Mar. 27th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
What's your ebay, ma'am?
jaegamer
Mar. 27th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
I don't have the Star Wars stuff up yet, but as soon as I do, I'll put a link here. It would make me very happy to have it go to good homes.
valarltd
Mar. 27th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
I think I know Jae. If it's the Jae I'm thinking of, dear Bird, I known her for 20+ years.

I have paypal money, and have sent some along.
amethyst_hunter
Mar. 28th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I wish I could send something, but I'm in deep shit straits myself and have nothing to send. :(

The economy is indeed inflicting vicious damage. I told my mom we needed to apply at the local food bank, and she said "...I can't do that." It's a generational thing, pride. I get that, it's humiliating and embarrassing to have to ask for help. But what else can you do short of completely snapping a fuse?

(I'm going down to the food bank myself anyway when it's next available.)
journalfag
Mar. 28th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
I sent you another 3 bucks from paypal, use it for this woman if you think it will help. I hate that it's such an embarrassingly small amount, but it's all I have to give.
ginmar
Mar. 28th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
Don't say that. We could move mountains if enough people each moved a single pebble.
glinda_w
Mar. 28th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
sent a small amount. too small, but it's... well, you know my finances. *sigh*

if you can get an auction going, I can donate jewelry - earrings, bookmark, bracelet, pendant, necklace, all of the above...
ad_kay
Mar. 31st, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
Wish I had checked LJ a few days ago... hope I'm not too late to help.
ginmar
Mar. 31st, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
No, you're not.
Thank you.
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