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Bionic Pirate Mom Needs You!

Mr, Mrs, and Patty Robinson. Seriously, they’re, like, the cutest family ever. Next to mine, of course. Also his mustache and her lustrous locks ASTOUND ME.

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. πŸ™‚




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  1. Thank you so much!
    I don’t know how to ask for more, and yet I know we will need more. I hate feeling bad asking for help.
    You’re awesome. Thank you so much for telling the world about my mom and her soon to be Bionic Pirate status. πŸ˜€

    • You’re welcome! I’m glad to boost the signal. And don’t feel bad about asking for help! Everyone has to do it at some point or other. We need each other. And yes, there will ALWAYS be more – there always is where serious medical bills are concerned. But let’s get to the initial $7000 goal first. Then do “stretch goals.” πŸ™‚ Just like a Kickstarter! You’ve done this before! Doing it for your mom is no different. And, as your mom has such great hair, I wanna help. πŸ˜‰

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