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[personal profile] lizcommotion
I tangentially know the co-chair of Katsucon and his wife (also involved with Katsucon) through a friend of mine. His wife, Christine, caught con-crud at Katsucon this year, which for her happened to be H1N1. She ended up in ICU in a medically-induced coma due to underlying medical conditions that made her more susceptible to flu. She passed away on Sunday.

Grig and his son are left with a rather large hospital bill (even with health insurance) and face the lack of Christine's half of the household income. A friend has set up a gofundme campaign to try to raise funds to help get them on their feet in the face of their loss. In addition, Grig has books available for download/hard copy on Amazon if you would like to help that way.

Donations and/or signal boosts on whichever form of social media you feel comfortable are much appreciated.

Date: 2014-03-03 06:31 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: closeup of library dragon balancing book on its head (library dragon 2)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
I'd recommend passing this along to [personal profile] copperbadge to Radio Free Monday; ditto x-posting at [community profile] signalboost.

Date: 2014-03-03 06:44 pm (UTC)
jelazakazone: black squid on a variegated red background (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelazakazone
WTF. This is just heartbreaking. Ugh. :( :( :(

Date: 2014-03-04 06:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
oh no, how terrible. i've shared it on my fb.


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