EDIT: This is a new update that’s extremely urgent. Reynard’s roommate just changed the move out date to the 7th. At first we thought this must be illegal, but it’s not because he is way behind on rent already. At the moment the goal is getting enough money to find an apartment to stay in. Please donate whatever you can, we do now have reward tiers as well. We really need your help.
These are updates on the Youcaring fundraiser that was the subject of my previous post, Keep Ian Walsh/Reynard Winters housed through his illness-please help from the friend it’s for. Thanks to the awesome support we have been able to change our goals, but help is still needed:
“Tl;dr: Thank yous, raising goal, REWARD TIERS!
Thank you to everyone who has donated. Our initial goal of $1000 was met in only a couple of days – I didn’t think we would get this much of a response. Thank you in particular to the autistic and skeptic communities. Special thanks to Garrett Winters Âû for setting this up when I lacked the confidence or mental energy to do so, and for convincing me to allow him to do so. Pride is dumb, but also a strong force. You are all amazing, and this is overwhelming. We are going to raise the goal – median rent in Portland is $1644/month (source:https://www.rentjungle.com/average-rent-in-portland-or-ren…/), and the course of treatment I need for my HCV lasts 12-24 weeks once it is initiated – which will hopefully be soon, however I don’t know exactly when. I am seeing the infectious disease doctor 14 Sept, so hopefully I will know more then. I am also being seen at Knight Cancer Center the same week to figure out what is going on with my blood, and will at that time have a more clear picture of my medical and financial needs and future. I don’t want to seem avaricious in any way, but do need to stay housed throughout the course of the antiviral therapy, so that they will initiate treatment to begin with. They will not treat someone who has no stable place to live, because if drug therapy is terminated prematurely, it can be unsuccessful, leading to drug resistance and a public health risk. You know, unlike having a deadly infectious disease, and allowing viral load to increase unchecked, which is not a public health risk at all . . . but I digress. I have been having issues with my health/vision/dental insurance, as well, so sometimes (and apparently totally unpredictably), I have to pay co-pay on my existing meds and treatments. This is very uncomfortable and difficult for me, and I am very, very grateful to all of my friends, comrades, and sympathizers. Thank you.
OH! And even though there are no reward tiers for personal fundraisers, y’all are /so/ lucky to know me – because for this one, there are!
$10 – custom icon/avatar by Heppa Hotep
$20 – fabulous rant on the topic of your choice by Jon Noble
$30 9×12″ watercolour commission, by Heppa Hotep
$100 – a charming father/son folk duo by Jon Noble and his dad, guaranteed dorky, sweet, and mildly vicariously embarrassing!
To claim your reward, screencap the confirmation screen with your name and donation amount visible, and send it to Jon Noble or myself.
Thank you, I love you all!”