My father recently lost his job, we lost our house and now on top of this he has been diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes.
He is a professional machinist and has been working as one for over 30 years, only to then have his work stolen from him by his own mother and sister. We’ve been scraping by since then and now that he lost his job we have absolutely nothing to live off of.
He is such a strong person and until yesterday I have never once seen him cry. We’re absolutely devastated - he has cancer and we have no way to help him.
He has always refused to take money from other people and he has spent his life helping people in need, and now we are the ones who need help.
My mother’s best friend has made a gofundme to try and help us pay our bills (we currently have no income whatsoever) and get him the treatment he so desperately needs.
If you can’t donate then (please, please, please) signal boost this. I’ll also share with him any supportive asks I receive regarding this..
I love my father so much and I am so afraid to lose him right now.
Update: Apparently some people are having issues with gofundme so I’ve added a donate button to my sidebar!! Thank you guys so much!
Update #2: The doctor alerted us that they’ve likely found cancer in his sinuses as well. Please please please signal boost this I’m really scared right now.
Update #3: He has cancer in his lymph nodes and we just found out he has it in his bone marrow as well… Please please please signal boost this, the notes have slowed down to a near standstill and It’s really worrying me.. Even if you can’t donate, please reblog. We need help.
This little girl went missing from her hotel in Prince Albert last night. If you see her call the police at 1-306-953-4222.
Saskatchewan and prairie peeps please reblog.
Man, she went to get a pop from the vending machine in her hotel and disappeared. This was this morning.
They still haven’t found her.
Madison MacIntyre, 13 years old.
From the start, the rape investigation had been botched. Nobody took my rapist’s name down and guest logs from that day vanished. Further, nobody bothered to ask why he was in a rush to leave. The worst of all, nobody took any of the physical evidence he’d left on me. If I’d chosen to press charges at that very moment, there wouldn’t have been a case against him because they let the evidence walk away or disappear. When I’d chosen to press charges, the University Police Department cop on my case never even returned my phone call.
Even though I couldn’t get justice – or even my rapist’s name – I tried getting support from on-campus resources. Their biggest resource and the secondary jewel in the school’s student life crown, the Wellness Resource Center, denied helping me. Their reason? Officially, because rape was “outside of their jurisdiction”. Unofficially, according to an administrator in the school’s Office of University Housing and Residential Life, because I am a transsexual and helping me would be the same as helping a male. It should be noted that their peer counselors and professional staff pride themselves on strides made to support male and “LGBT” survivors. I quickly discovered that what they would say they were capable of and what they were willing to do were two separate things.
HOMELESS DISABLED TRANS WOMAN REALLY NEEDS A PLACE TO LIVE
Hi, I’m Cheryl. I’m an 18 year old disabled trans woman with an emotionally abusive family that I recently left because they were really close to making me try to kill myself again, and because of that I am now homeless. I’m currently staying with a friend but I don’t know how long she’s going to let me stay. Really need somewhere I can stay for at least a year. I’m currently unemployed so I can’t help pay rent but I have about 600 dollars I can use to pay for food and stuff until I have an income. I’m not comfortable living with non-trans-women. I can probably get anywhere in Michigan and areas surrounding Michigan so…yea.
Please reblog this
TWOCC was established almost one year ago after the brutal murder of Islan Nettles, a black trans woman in New York City. Since then we have brought visibility to this case and uplifted the narratives of struggle and resilience from our communities. From our multiple appearances at conferences, to our various talks, and our numerous accountability sessions we have created a new space for trans women of color leadership in the movement.
We are an organizing collective, NOT a registered non-profit. We rely on grassroots fundraising to sustain the work. Trans women of color have historically — and continue to — put our bodies on the line for justice. The amount of unpaid emotional, physical, and psychological labor we do for our movements is astronomical. We are tired of the lip service that our allies give to trans women of color issues. We believe that the role of allies in our movement is to fund us so that we can do the work for ourselves! This is a fundraising campaign lead by allies to support our work. We need YOUR change, to make our own!
moving back to columbus seems pointless and bad
plus that’d put me closer to my ex and his gf, and the chances of seeing them are too stressful to make it a good option, and I don’t want to see either of them for any length of time
ideally, I could move all of my things into the garage at my Indy friend’s house, then do whatever I need to do from there
does anyone have a moving truck or a means by which to rent one cheaply?
Boosty boost for anyone local to those two areas (or people who want to donate so Lilith can rent a truck!). Please help!
The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.
They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.
Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30
Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.
The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST
The Israeli government has given the military permission to mobilize up to 40,000 additional reservists as it steps up an offensive in the Gaza Strip aimed at eradicating the source of the Palestinian Rocket Fire.
The last time a ground invasion occurred was in 2009 when 4,000 Israeli troops were deployed in Gaza. The death toll added up to 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.
This time there are ten times as many troops being deployed. Already casualties from rocket fire are escalating well past precedent; One can only imagine the toll this ground invasion will take on the Palestinian people.
The only way the fighting will end is if Israel agrees to a peace treaty that gives Palestine their land back along the original 1967 borders declared by the United Nations (which still allocates a disproportionately larger amount of land to the Israeli people).
Please signal boost this to spread awareness and pray for the civilians of both countries involved.
hi everyone! im dad and i have a much better cause for you to donate to besides dashcon so pls Listen Up
i was born with a super shitty birth defect called cleft lip and palate. its basically a huge……cleft where ur nose and lip is supposed to be.
i’ve had over 20 surgeries in my lifetime to correct it, but i still require cosmetic surgeries, which my insurance won’t cover.
my family has lived in poverty for about 5 years now. i was bullied to the point of dropping out of high school to treat my PTSD that resulted from years of abuse because of my disability.
which is why i made a gofundme page to collect donations for facial corrective surgery!
i really do require further surgeries to be able to function well enough that i can, hey, i don’t know, go to college or something. that would be super nice!
so please check it out, read it, send it to ur friends, reblog it, throw in 2 cents, whatever you can! thank u ^_^
homeless trans girl seeking living arrangements in Columbus, OH area
I’m all out of money (apart from a small transition fund, but spending that on anything but transition-related expenses is absolutely wrong), and I recently left my previous residence under less-than-ideal circumstances, leaving the vast majority of my possessions there
I’m currently temporarily living with a friend in Indianapolis, and can’t afford the gas money to move my junk from there (plus I have an awful lot of it, and it wouldn’t all fit here), and living here is very damaging to my emotional state
Is there anyone in the Columbus area who has room in an apartment or house, and would be willing to put me up? I’m looking for fairly long-term accommodations, and once I get my things in order, I can cover rent and expenses and such that I had missed at any point- I’m unemployed at the moment, but can make an alright amount from turning instruments and
I have an agreeable cat and don’t need much space. He sings (read: yowls and screams) at night sometimes, but he gets better
alternately, if you’re interested in helping me financially, donating to my paypal is an option, though I’m hesitant to accept money at the moment and would much prefer assistance with finding a place to live
please consider asking around or signal boosting- I’d like to meet someone before I live with them, but beggars can’t be choosers
thank you very much <3