Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Cry For Help...

I have mentioned a few times that I am an avid Plurk-a-holic. I have made many friends there and it is just a really great bunch of people.

Unfortunately, one of the people I most admire on there is very ill. She has Lupus, which is bad, but it's actually much worse than that. She only has one kidney and has to have dialysis weekly. She is self-employed and has no insurance. She had to miss several dialysis treatments due to one of the contracts having been arrears in their payments to her.

LillyAnn is now in ICU, unconscious for the most part, fighting for her life. The people on Plurk chipped in as much as they could and managed to fund a dialysis treatment for her. She received it today, but, there were complications and she is now going to have to have surgery to try and save her remaining kidney.

I know it's difficult to put faith in someones story. I know it's easy to be taken in by a scam artist. I know the Internet is a breeding ground for con's... I watched this situation develop slowly over time and, as many others on Plurk, believe the situation and believe in the person involved.

Please look to the top right hand area of my blog page. I have a ChipIn widget there. If you know LillyAnn and want to help and CAN help.. please do.

6 comments:

TwilaMarie said...

I met LillyAnn, you, and many other amazingly wonderful people through PLurk. My heart, my love, and my prayers go out to her, and to all who have become my freinds there. I think this blog just goes to prove that "online" and "real life" can mesh in a way that knows no boundaries.

greytfriend said...

LillyAnn is a good friend of mine and I've contributed both here and directly through paypal. She is loving, thoughtful, a great mom and raises the most incredible seahorses you'll ever see. Thanks for writing this blog and please, readers, do what you can.

Kirsten said...

*blinks* I step away from Plurk and miss something very very important. Good lord. Will be praying for sure... and paying attention more often.

F.I.N.E. said...

At this point, I'm hating myself for not being able to chip in something myself.

But when they say that prayer can move mountains, I believe it. And you can be sure that I'll do my share of pushing..!

Greta&Kiki said...

Sooo thoughtful of you. I had no idea.

NotAMeanGirl said...

Thanks everyone. The prayers go a long way too. It's all I can offer her as well. No one should feel bad for not being able to donate. Praying for her, sending good vibes or just giving her burden up to the universe (however you believe) helps just as much.