Oct. 27th, 2009

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[[Edited 10:30 AM Eastern time: as of this morning, [livejournal.com profile] deza has posted that the goal has been reached. Original story below, but she's no longer in desperate need of funds.]]

I've been mostly silent this month, because I haven't really had that much to say. Breaking silence here to pass on some news, not good, about an old friend who's in trouble and needs help.

[livejournal.com profile] deza, in her own words:

I am a disabled military wife and mother of two elementary-aged kids. Due to a delay in processing transfer orders, my husband's move to his next base isn't lining up with the end of our lease. This means we are having to pay for our move out-of-pocket, with the military reimbursing it later. My husband is currently with his ship in another state, so all details of handling the move fall to me.

We had planned to borrow the money for this from my mother. She has always been slightly mentally disturbed; tonight, this hit new levels. In the past two days, she's attempted to kidnap my kids and threatened to kill my mobility dog. She deliberately chose the time when I would be sickest from my low-dose chemo treatments to do this. I severely doubt she plans to honor her promise to pay for the movers tomorrow.

The movers are going to cost roughly $1300. If you can help, please send money to my paypal account, marna.m [AT] gmail.com. Please indicate if this is a gift or a loan; we will begin paying back loan amounts as soon as we can. Thank you.


Now my words:

[livejournal.com profile] deza is somebody who has stubbornly refused to break under all the crap that life throws at her. She is a loving wife and mother, a talented writer, and a sweet and giving person. Whatever you can give to help her out would be most welcome. Pass the word. Spread it far and wide. Help her get her kids to a more stable and safe place. Give her something to get her back on her feet. All of us have been there before but most of us have had someone to help bail us out. [livejournal.com profile] deza has nobody right now -- as you saw, her mother, who you would think would be the first person to help out, is instead the biggest danger to [livejournal.com profile] deza and her kids right now.

She's got no one to help out except me and the rest of her friends. And any kind-natured strangers who feel like helping. So drop her a couple of bucks if you can spare 'em. Pay that shit forward.

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