Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Non-Random Act of Kindness

KeeshaA truly amazing woman who is both a friend and an inspiration to me needs help. Keesha T., who is a fellow moderator (and one heck of an advocate) on the www.asap.org web site is in the hospital AGAIN and struggling to pay the bills.

As some of you may know, Keesha and her family are already drowning under medical debt because she's undergone 14 major operations, many of them invasive brain surgeries, in the last three and a half years. Unable to work and now newly diagnosed with a severe seizure disorder, Keesha was admitted to the hospital the night before Mothers' Day -- and just one day after winning a Mothers' Day Makeover from a local news station. The makeover was the first haircut she has had since having her head shaved for surgery 19 months ago, when haircuts became a luxury her family could no longer afford. She's so strapped with medical debt that she's even taken out her own stitches after shoulder surgery because they just didn't have the money to pay for an office visit to the doctor.

Keesha has given so much to so many, and now those whose lives she has touched want to help her. Our goal is to raise $1000 to pay the Medicare deductible for this latest round in the hospital.

If you can help, please do. Friends, this is one of those, "there but for the grace of the gods go I" situations. Keesha shares many of the same medical conditions I struggle with, and I could easily find myself in the same situation with my next major hospital stay.

To help Keesha out, just click the PayPal DONATE button below. (You do NOT need to have a PayPal account to make a contribution.) All donations will be deposited directly into Keesha's account. Every little bit will make a big difference in the life of this amazing woman -- please give what you can and let others know that they, too, can make a difference.

If you'd like to add the DONATE button to your web site or blog, let me know how to send you the code! It's a very simply cut and paste operation.


OneSick said...

Hmmm. Tried to use the donate link and I just got a bunch of Paypal stuff wanting me to open an account. and telling me why I should.

Nothing Keesha-specific.

One Sick Mother

The HipCrip said...

Paula -- so sorry! There was an added space in the HMTL that screwed up the form for IE users. Please try again. You should see a page that has Keesha's email address on the top and a donation form that let's you enter your own amount. If you don't already have a PayPal account, go to the bottom of the page to choose how to make your contribution. PLEASE PM ME if you have any more trouble!

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