My best friends 10 year old brother has been diagnosed with a brain stem tumour. It’s inoperable and he is currently under going radiotherapy. His family is trying to raise money to meet his favourite football player (Lionel Messi) in Barcelona. His funding website is http://www.gofundme.com/dpyu9k?pc=fb_cr .I think it would be wonderful for everyone to help raise the funds and awareness. Please reblog to help him make is dream come true.💫💫💫

I'm in desperate need of money to afford vet bills, rat food and psychologist appointments.

I also don’t have enough money for me to eat regularly, something that is a major issue for my recovery from Anorexia Nervosa.

I’m Liv. I’m 19, and I’m a Kiwi living in Australia which means that unless I pay hundreds of dollars for permanent residency in Australia, I can access no government support from New Zealand or here. (Bear in mind that Australians living in New Zealand can get government support within two years of living there, and I’ve lived in Australia 2.5 years now.)

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Bring Emily and Gray together at Anime Boston 2015!

Emily and I have become really good friends (and our friendship is getting better each day), and we would really love to go meet each other at Anime Boston. 

We don’t have enough money to cover the trip, sadly. Every penny counts, honestly, and we’re super glad if you just even reblog this or donate a dollar or something. Gray also has to convince her dad about this completely, and knowing that their family wouldn’t have to spend much of their own money would make it so much easier. And plus, any money left over will be donated to charity! 

We only need about $700 by somewhere around the beginning of December, and that’s if we’re doing really nice cosplays and getting a decent hotel. We promise you that if you do donate there will be a whole lot of benefits, such as a promotion and even some unreleased photos if you are top tier (and maybe if you ask politely ahah). If you can’t donate, it would be really nice if you would just reblog this to get it circulating! Thank you all, and we hope you have a great night. 

Here’s the link!

Gray’s Blog Emily’s Blog

Friends, I'm going to Uganda!!

Last year, I began sponsoring a little four year old, Emmanuel, through Compassion International. We write letters (he dictates to someone who knows how to write, but he draws the sweetest pictures) and I love getting a glimpse into what life is like for him.

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I was given the opportunity to travel with Compassion to Uganda this coming January for two weeks, and I couldn’t say no. My sister will be joining me, and we will be visiting child centers around the country and get to see first hand what a sponsorship through this program does for the child. I will also get to spend an entire day with Emmanuel. I am so excited about this, it makes my heart feel so full just thinking about it.

We are having a miniature golf fundraising event and I need your help! Please consider donating to help with the cost of this trip. No amount is too little, skip that frappuccino and donate that $5 instead.

If you are in the MD/DC/VA area, please come to our event! It is October 4 at 10am. There will be prizes, raffles, and food is being provided courtesy of Chipotle.

Click here to donate/register and learn more about the trip!

Thank you so much, and feel free to share this post :)

I’ve been posting about this on and off for a while, and I do feel bad and just really weird. But I’m trying really hard to go see my Grandmother over in Germany. She’s getting sicker, and was just recently in the hospital, and I’m so scared I won’t get to see her at least once more before it’s too late(I haven’t seen her since I was 4).
So if you all could maybe help out, anything from a reblog to $5 to prayers that I make it in time helps tremendously.
Thank you so much.
Gofundme.com/christmasinGermany

Help Penny Get Her Cat To The Vet

Hey y’all, my friend Penny has an 18 year old cat named Prince:

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She thinks he had a stroke recently and needs $85 to get her vet to take a look at him. If you wanna send her a few dollars, her paypal is witchycats@gmail.com 

Signal boosting appreciated :)

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I decided that my circumstance was severe enough to start a gofundme campaign. Please take a moment to read my current situation.

 I’m Ashley. I’m a 20 year old animation student in Atlanta Georgia. When I started college almost 4 years ago, I thought my time here would fly by easily. Unfortunately, during the winter break of my first year at SCAD, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The numbness in my feet and hands meant that I had to drop art classes and take lectures instead. I’ve accepted that I have to get through school at my own pace and that “graduating on time” doesn’t really have a meaning for me. 

Since my diagnosis, I’ve lived in constant stress over bills. I have no health insurance. I do not come from a wealthy family. I’ve had trouble keeping any minimum wage job because of my health. My parents still receive my hospital bills from several years ago and they’ve been slowly paying them off and deferring my student loan payments. 

Recently, I’ve experienced an attack similar to a heart attack. Considering my age and the fact that I haven’t had any sort of treatment for my MS in months, the doctors at the ER agreed it was more of a musculoskeletal problem than anything affecting my heart. Regardless, many tests were run on me during the countless hours I was at that hospital and I fear the bills that the trip to the ER have created. 

My girlfriend and I are both unemployed and I am too weak and unable to provide any sort of work for money. 

So I’m here asking for help.

More information about my situation and how to help can be found on my Gofundme campaign. 

Click here to donate

Please consider helping me or sharing my story with your followers.

Thank you. 

I’m editing this awesome new project in partnership with the Autism Women’s Network, and I hope folks will consider donating if they can to help make this a reality. 

Stay tuned in the next few days, because we’ll be releasing the formal call for submissions then! Until the official thing goes out, questions can be emailed to lydia@autistichoya.com. Thanks everyone!

We matter. We invite you to support us in amplifying the voices of autistic people of color.

Leaving Evidence

I am a proud autistic of color working with the Autism Women’s Network to create the first ever anthology of writings by autistics of color about our lives, our experiences, our histories, our communities, our struggles, our passions, and our resilience. Our stories deserve to be told both for us and for future generations that will come after us. They are stories of segregation in education, police brutality, families of birth, adoption, and choosing, ableism connected to racism, finding community, making home, survival, and resilience.  They are stories of being autistic in a neurotypical world and stories of being racialized in a white-dominant world. 

Disabled, queer, and racialized activist Mia Mingus urges us to leave evidence that we existed so that our stories and our lives will not be erased or forgotten. The Autism Women’s Network is committed to supporting projects that connect disability rights to other struggles and movements. This anthology will help us explore new ground for autistic communities of color whose stories need to be told. 

As an autistic person of color, it’s not uncommon for me to go to autistic community events and find myself to be the only non-white person there or sometimes one of only a few. Yet it is impossible to separate my experiences as autistic from my experiences as a transracial East Asian adoptee. Here’s the important part — I’m not the only one. We are everywhere. Indigenous and native, mixed-race and multiracial, Black, Brown, South Asian, East Asian, of color, racialized — and autistic. Our lives and our stories matter. 

We invite you to support us in amplifying our voices. 

What We Need

We are raising money to cover the costs of printing and publication, which include print and alternate formats, ISBNs so we can place copies in libraries, and small stipends for the project leads. 

Additional funds raised will go toward increasing availability of alternative formats, including online access. Any further additional funds will go to the Autism Women’s Network to support other projects empowering autistic women.  

Risks & Challenges

Because we are soliciting contributions from people who may have multiple disabilities, chronic pain or other illnesses, and language and communication impairments, it is possible we will fall behind schedule. We aim to finish publishing the anthology in 2015, but may need to be flexible about deadlines. 

Who We Are

My name is Lydia Brown (though you might know me better as Autistic Hoya). I’m an activist and writer focusing on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, including hate crimes, policy brutality, and prisoner abuse. At present, I am serving on the board of the Autism Women’s Network. I am also president and co-founder of the Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective. I have worked with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s national office, and am a past Patricia Morrissey Disability Policy Fellow at the Institute for Educational Leadership. In 2013, I was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for disability rights. 

The mission of the Autism Women’s Network (AWN) is to provide effective supports to Autistic women and girls of all ages through a sense of community, advocacy and resources. AWN is committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity and the many intersectional experiences of Autistic women.  AWN welcomes all women, supporters of women, those who have at one time identified as women and non binary gender variant individuals.  AWN recognizes and affirms the gender identity of each individual.  AWN also welcomes the support and community of those who do not and have not identified as women as allies to support us in our work.

Other Ways You Can Help

You may not be able to donate money, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

  • Ask folks to get the word out and share our fundraiser on social media and in your network! (Indiegogo has some nifty buttons that let you do that.)
  • Consider submitting your own writing or suggesting autistic people of color who may be interested in submitting! 

Thank you so much for your support. Onward!

Benedict Cumberbatch says thank you to those who supported The Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust yesterday sent out an email containing a quote from Benedict Cumberbatch thanking everyone who was kind enough to donate to our fundraiser this year in honour of The Princes Trust.

Benedict said:

“I’m so proud of my fans and the importance they’ve seen in helping a cause I am so fervently enthralled to.

I’ve been incredibly fortunate over the years. I always knew that I wanted to work as an actor and have been extremely lucky to get where I am today. It hasn’t been without hard work and determination, but a key ingredient to anyone’s self-confidence and personal success, is the support and guidance that comes from having a role model.

I also know that many young people don’t have such opportunities. With no role model, life can be daunting and self-esteem can drop making it harder to ask for help. It’s a vicious cycle. That’s why I am a Prince’s Trust Ambassador – believing every young person deserves a chance in life is a vision we both share.”

hi there; we're a couple who really needs your help! please take the time to read:

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HELP US SEE EACHOTHER AGAIN! 

hello guys! most of my followers already know who we are, but I’m Lucia, and the guy you see up there ^ is Max. we’re in a long distance relationship and are currently trying to raise up some money so he can come to Georgia during Christmas and New Years Eve (my birthday), which is super hard to do considering how expensive it is to travel during the holidays. however—

we also have another big problem; Max’s home life is currently really stressful emotionally and money-wise with an abusive step-father, and a stressed out mother trying to provide for him and his little sister. i am currently jobless and on a budget. we are trying our best, but we’re struggling greatly to pull together the necessary funds for him to come visit. we’ve been together for a really long while now, and all i really want for my birthday/Christmas is to see him again. 

we have succeeded in meeting eachother for the first time last month, but he was only able to stay for less than 4 days. 

our goal is $575.00. i hate to ask for money from you guys, gods know that i hate to ask for a dollar from my own mother—but if you could spare even 25 Cents, or a dollar, it would mean the world to both of us!

if you can and would like to, please donate here

even if you can’t provide any money, we totally understand and thank you for taking the time to read anyway! it’d be greatly appreciated if you could spread the word for us. again, thank you guys so much, you’re awesome!

Alright, so… I’ve never done a fundraiser before, and I’m only doing this one because I don’t have any other options.

My cat, Evan, has been through a lot. He was born in a litter of only three, and his two siblings died before they even opened their eyes. Not even two weeks later, the house he and his momma were living in caught fire, and by the time he was 4 weeks old, he had been abruptly separated from his mother and relocated twice before coming to live with us. He was still so young and tiny that we had to feed him kitten formula and milk for 2 weeks before he could graduate to wet kitten food.

He was also born with a deformity in his tail that causes it to have a permanent kink. Despite all this, he’s always been lively and playful; nothing could hold him back!

However, he’s recently started showing aggression toward his own tail. We thought, at first, that he was just playing with it, since the kink makes it flick just into his line of sight, but he’s only gotten progressively worse. Now he spends more time attacking it than he does playing, and we’ve started to find clumps of fur that he’s ripped out.

We need to get him to a vet, but money is extremely tight in our household. We get by alright, but because we have no concrete diagnosis, the vet is going to want to run a battery of tests—which is expensive.

So I started this fundraiser here to try to get him the help he needs. Please, please, do whatever you can. Even a dollar helps—or just passing it on if you can’t donate. Anything helps. Please.

We just want the best for our little superhero.

»>http://www.gofundme.com/desul4«<

Hey, I’m Monika and I need your help.
Lets start with me; Some may have seen my other fundraiser for my own medical treatment for Lyme Disease. I’ve had it for 6 years and counting, and because I live in Australia, treatment is impossible. I’ve been told by SO many doctors that I’m imagining it, and that every lyme test that tested positive was a false positive. The only way I can actually get treatment is by going to Germany.
Anyway enough about me, because this is about my whole family.
About two months ago, we found out my aunt has breast cancer that has spread to her lungs. She has a husband and a 12 year old daughter. We were utterly devistated that they would have to go through something like that.
A few weeks ago, we found out my dad has un-treatable pancreatic cancer, and he is deteriorating extremely fast. We are trying our best to spend as much time with him and make as many good memories as we can, but it’s hard when you know they won’t be there.
As you can imagine, we are all struggling. My father is of course not working anymore, and my uncle just lost his job. Which leaves all the income on my mum who is stressed out of her mind trying to be my tutor at the same time as working 5/7 and looking after everyone else. (I am nearing the end of year 12)
I am pretty much house bound besides doctor visits which renderless me almost entirely useless on the financial side of things. I did get some help on my other fundraiser that was just for my own medical bills, so I thought I could try and help out some more with this.
Of course, I don’t like taking other peoples money, but right now in this situation we can really use any help we can get.
Please try and spread this around as much as you can.
Thank you xx

Seriously… 

My friend’s nephew needs an urgent surgery that is only available in the US. If you guys could please, please, please donate, it could save a life and make it so much better.

I’ll do anything in return, although if you are donating I would want you to donate because you want to do good and help someone. 

“My name is Jonathan, and I am a 7 year old boy diagnosed with epilepsy, scoliosis and spastic triplegia cerebral palsy, level 4. I am unable to walk, sit, stand … “ http://www.gofundme.com/c5wjd4

The link is here, i have about 20k followers….if all of you donated even ONE DOLLAR, Jonathan would be $20k closer to a better life.

Please reblog.

http://www.gofundme.com/c5wjd4

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http://www.gofundme.com/c5wjd4

Hey guys. Bïsa here.

I’m just gonna come out and say it, I need help. 

My fiance, baby, and I just moved to the suburbs of Chicago to try and escape the violence that is currently plaguing my city. We can’t make ends meet at all (details on the page), and we have no other options. 

I am getting more depressed each day and I can see no way out of this hole. We can’t pay our bills, we are in an extremely stressful living situation, and we don’t even have enough money to wash our clothes. I am literally crying myself to sleep each night. 

You guys, I need your help. My birthday is tomorrow (I’ll be 24), and I found my fiance crying in the bathroom the other day because he can’t afford to do anything for it. Personally, I just want to be able to pay our bills and have an entire day where he doesn’t have to work so he can spend time with the baby and me.

Tumblr, can you help make my birthday wish come true?

Please donate what you can or signal boost if you can’t. 

Thank you all so much in advance.

<3 Lisawithabee

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This past weekend, my best friend’s big sister got into a terrible accident. Her front tire blew out, causing her to lose control of her car and flip several times. She has brain and spinal cord injuries, among other things, and is breathing with help from a respirator.

Savannah is a kind heart, and so strong. Each day she’s getting better an improving. She’s gradually starting to respond to doctors commands. Last night her sister asked her to squeeze her hand if she knew who she was and that she was there for her and Savannah nearly cut off the circulation in her hand because she squeezed it so hard. So far, she hasn’t been able to move her legs or wiggle her toes. She has some sensation in her left leg, so we have hope she will walk again, but only time will tell.

Savannah will be going through surgery on her back tomorrow, and would really appreciate donations to help pay for her medical expenses. They have already reached over $1,000 of their $10,000 goal. If you could do anything to help Savannah, her sister, and her mother it would be so appreciated! Please consider donating to her cause!

Even just reblogging helps! Thank you!

Vet Bills

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Hello! I know, nobody likes seeing fundraising posts. But of the two cats above, I’m only raising for one. I tried a fundraiser earlier to help with my dad’s heart medication, but it wasn’t successful (Heartfelt thanks to the one person who did donate). So the money had to come out of Kimberly’s (the bottom cat) vet fund. Kimberly has mammary cancer. She has lost A LOT of weight, barely drinks any water, and is very lethargic. Thankfully, she still eats as long as we bring the food to her, but she doesn’t eat much of it. Last night, Buddy (pictured on top) broke his front leg. You can see him holding it up in the photo. By taking him to the vet, we now have almost nothing in Kimberly’s fund, and no savings to replenish it.

I’m not asking to help refund what was taken out for Buddy, we knew when we adopted him that we might have to use some of the saving for him. I’m asking that you all help me get the $375 back into the fund that was used for my dad’s medication. We never wanted to resort to using her fund, especially after having watched her sister Fluffy go through the same thing and die after almost a year of suffering.

Here’s the link

So please, everyone can pitch in. Donate if you can, signal boost if you can’t. Love and cuddles from my fur babies.

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edit: Just so you guys can see how hard vet bills hit, here you go. $451.83 just so my 8 month old kitten wouldn’t be in constant pain while his broken leg heals. They wanted 2 thousand to pin the bone together. Now, can you guess how much the surgery will cost to remove Kimberly’s tumor?

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