Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ebay Craft Auction for a Good Cause

Quick! Check out this website before August 24. There's an auction going on for items that crafters have graciously donated because blogger/crafter/writer Eireann's mother is in serious need of financial help with some medical bills:

"On June 4, an aneurysm on an arteriovenous malformation in my mother's cerebellum ruptured, causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding between the brain and skull). Blood also collected in the center of her brain and caused a stroke. She was in the ICU for 3.5 weeks, then in physical and occupational therapy (inpatient) for 1.5 weeks.

We were told by the doctors only a week ago that one in ten people survive this. Very few people are expected to recover. My mom has astounded her doctors and therapists with her tenacity, her strength, and the progress she has already made and continues to make. She has diminished function in her left side and has lost her hearing in her left ear. She is expected to make a complete recovery within a year, for which we are unspeakably grateful.

Although my mother does have some health insurance, a pre-existing condition makes it such that the insurance she does have will not cover things like this. My dear friend Shana suggested an auction of handmade things to help cover my mom's medical bills.

The making community is incredibly supportive, kind, loving. I've been borne up by your comments and prayers over the past 5 weeks. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

No one, and I mean NO ONE, should have to worry about money as they're recovering from something like this. People need to stop saying "socialized medicine" with disdain in their voices and start realizing that situations like these are completely unethical and reflect poorly on who we are as a nation.

Go check out the auction...

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