Hello Tumblr friends,
I have just learned that a dear friend of mine is very sick. They require in-patient treatment of a sensitive nature. Due to social stigma that surrounds so very many kinds of illness/medical treatments in our society they are not comfortable with having the situation widely known.
I have known this person for so long that I do not remember meeting them. It is likely that I met them not long after they were born. We share middle names, we grew up together. Some of my few precious and love filled childhood memories are with them.
A person who also loves my friend dearly has made a GoFundMe account to try and support them. The medical treatments are expensive, as is the fact that debilitating illness is not good for keeping up with bills and the like. They are hoping to raise at least enough money to cover the in-patient care, if not additional funds to keep them from being homeless after the in-patient treatment is over.
If you can contribute anything, I would be extremely grateful. If not, even just reblogging and sharing this is so helpful.
If you contribute a little more I’ll send you a thank you gift if you like. I make hair ornaments and jewelry for people I love. c:
I make these flowers for hair pins/combs:
I also make beaded hemp jewelry, which I don’t have any pictures of just now. They are pretty though. To show that I am a skilled jewelry maker, here is a necklace I made:
Hemp jewelry is much MUCH more simple (and not made of metal) but you can see my work is quite pretty. I’m thinking donations above $30 is where I’d be able to start making simple thank you gifts like bracelets. We’ll see what happens from there. For smaller donations I’d be happy to write you a thank you letter on pretty Japanese stationary.
Just drop me a note in my inbox to let me know you donated, and we’ll figure out your gift if you’d like one. I’ll be able to make as many necklaces, hair pins, bracelets, etc. as necessary to express my gratitude after I graduate in May. (I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to make 600 flower pins very quickly, and this is not a commission post. I doubt that will be an issue, but… you never know.)
I am sorry I cannot share more details about the situation. I pray that we model a future where we take care of each other without judgement and stigma, and love each other into health and well being as best we can.
The GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/givesomeonehope