hi, tumblr. i’ve never made a post like this before, and i didn’t think i’d ever have to, but this is a pretty serious situation and i’m coming to you guys for help. i’ve seen everyone here do some amazing things to help people out, and my family really needs help right now.
my little sister, erin, has a disease called osteomyelitis in her left leg. she’s fifteen years old and she’s had it since she was five years old; it is an extremely debilitating disease that leaves her in chronic pain every day, and she’s had multiple surgeries and PICC lines, physical therapy, every antibiotic on the market, basically every possible treatment option there is and then some, but nothing has been successful in the long term. right now she’s on heavy duty painkillers, but she’s built up an immunity. as of right now she’s missing school almost every single day, and the very last treatment option/resort is leg removal.
we aren’t doing well with money right now - i have a single mom who lost her job almost two months ago, i’m chronically ill as well and i am unemployed, we are hundreds of dollars behind on rent and eviction in the near future is a possibility. right now the only way we’re getting any sort of income is selling on ebay. my father is a firefighter, lives alone, and makes a lot of money, but he refuses to support us beyond what is legally necessary. my mother asked him for gas money to get erin to the ER tomorrow and he said no. we have absolutely no one we can rely on right now and we’re in a really tough spot. her pain is unmanageable and she needs to go to the emergency room asap and we can barely afford gas, let alone rent.
i cannot begin to express how grateful we would be for donations, signal boosts, anything at all. my lovely girlfriend is taking art commissions to help out as well, and you can either choose something specific from this post or request a quick little sketch of whatever character you’d like as a thank you, free of charge.
money should be sent through paypal only at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can reach me by email at email@example.com. please contact me there if you have any questions, and again, just a signal boost would be a huge, huge help. i’ll make sure to keep everyone updated on how erin’s doing.
thank you so much in advance, everyone. just taking the time to read this means so much to me and my family.
guys i cannot beg you enough to please help my girlfriend out. i will legit do anything for her and all donaters will be rewarded with a sketch of their choosing, or can directly commission me for more complicated pieces, but even just signal boosting would be a huge huge help. thank you so much.