Hey there, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend (if you’re in the US. If not, then yesterday was just Monday, and I hope it was a good one)!
I’ve written here about The Art of Asking, and how important it is for artists to be able to ask the people who consume their art for any number of things. However, I feel it’s just as important for all of us, artist or not, to feel comfortable enough to ask their networks, neighbors, and communities for the things they need without guilt or shame. We’re all here for each other, after all.
I’m writing this on behalf of a good friend of mine named Patty, who’s always gone out of her way to be kind to me, and I’d like to return the favor. I’m also writing this because, as I’m sure many of you know, my own mother passed away in 2006 due to complications stemming from diabetes, and so I understand financial hardship involved with getting certain types of treatment. Patty’s mom has recently gone through some pretty major surgery, also due to complications caused by diabetes, and now needs some extensive equipment (like a wheelchair and a dialysis recliner) in order to keep herself as healthy and independent as possible. Patty’s Mom (the Bionic Pirate Mom of the title – this is explained in the link I’m about to share with you) is getting plenty of moral support from her amazing family, but they could use some help in the area of financial support. So, another friend of Patty’s started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Bionic Pirate Mom’s medical care.
If you’ve got anything to spare, and you want to help out an amazing family going through a trying time, please check out their story at the GoFundMe page for the Robinson Medical Fund and give what you can. Your Karma, as well as the Not-So-Swiss Family Robinson, will thank you. And so will I. 🙂