Ficlet Fundraiser for Brain Surgery and Medical Expenses!! ($17 left for the month + $800 due by the 24th + expenses = Fic For You!)
*If you’d like to join in by donating your own fic writing or artwork, let me know! It’s very appreciated!*
That photo up there? is what happens when Cerebrospinal Fluid collects around my Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt, as the ventricles in my brain are collapsing around it, and part of my brain is getting misshapen from fluid collection. This swelling is followed by abdominal swelling, low pressure headaches, loss of memory and speech, anxiety, then passing out. All every few hours. And the only way to start figuring out why this is happening and fix it? Lots o’ surgery. A bolt in my head to track pressure a few days, then going in wherever the brain seems obstructed. Fun!
So I have upcoming brain surgery (#7 in 5 years!). Surgery will be around 9/25, once I’m cleared by a few more specialists. But that means I have to pay about $800 by the 24th for existing bills so I can be admitted. And I have $17 for the rest of the month.
Seeing specialists and surgeons, tests, hospital bills- it’s incredibly expensive! Ironically, especially being on public insurance, because I’m disabled!And there are expenses for transportation, special foods, etc.
SO! I’m offering writing or editing for help meeting these costs! Here are a few random exams of my fics! I can only do a few before surgery (even writing is hard these days, since so many functions are impaired), but I’ll do what I can!
*FICLETS! I’ll use your suggestion of characters (that I know well enough) and prompt, and write a little something just for you! Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Firefly, even musicals and operas are totally cool!
*Editing! Have excellent red pen, will hack at, and make suggestions for, your short piece!
*In return, I’ll ask that you donate to help me cover the medical expenses!
*And if you’d like to simply donate, I have a PayPal account with email LartPourLartNow@gmail.com!
Since an anon asked, yes I’m happy to accept donations in someone’s honour, and as tzedukah for Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, or write ficlets as a gift to your friend!
*Spreading the word is also a big help! (So is info resources beyond the standard ones, around nyc!)
And either way, good healing vibes are always much appreciated!
Thank you all, and looking forward to hearing your prompts and fic ideas!