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Jan. 8th, 2009 @ 09:28 am Ah Shit
Current Location: ABQ
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Posting this from work, so it's ugly, but it's very important.

A former coworker of mine has been diagnosed with COPD. His condition has gotten so bad so fast that the only hope is the have a double lung transplant.

The catch is that he can't get on the waiting list until he has $500,000 to $1,000,000 in cash or insurance.

Not going to rant here how absolutely unfair that is, but I will say all of my overseas friends are also welcome to run out and kiss you nearest non-slimy politician that you aren't stuck with such a barbaric health care system.

I will post this link:

http://bridgit.livejournal.com/176421.html

that's the details of what's going on and how you can help. Follow bridgit's LJ, there's lots of fund raising being done.

http://www.transplantfund.org/restricted/patient-guestbook.cfm?pat_id=2727 is a direct link to the group that is helping with the fund raising, you can donate there if you're able.

If you can't help out with money, please post the details, a lot of you have much wider readership then I and getting the word out fast is Chucks only hope.

Everyone is also welcome to post words of support on Chucks guestbook, I can only imagine how needed that is right now.

Hugs to everyone and thanks!
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From:bridgit
Date:January 8th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for posting this! Getting the word out is so important! A little more information on Chuck that some people may not know. He is a former Marine, and he has four children (2 daughters ages 11 and 12, and 2 sons ages 16 and 19) and a wife. His family still needs him. Please help where you can.

Edited to add that the icon on this post and all the ones I make about Chuck is a picture of Chuck and his wife Vicki.

Edited at 2009-01-08 05:14 pm (UTC)
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From:monissaw
Date:January 8th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
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I posted a copy. I have different readership at least :)
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From:bridgit
Date:January 9th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:therinth
Date:January 10th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh damn, that sucks Tom...