Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Please help Lee Kinchen, and help spread the word

I just saw this story on Booman Tribune. It is just heartwrenching...

The short version is that Lee has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, which is part of her disease, and that this tumor is pressing down on 8 of the 15 major nerve branches in her brain, as well as causing blockages and constriction of most of her major blood vessels in her brain. Since Lee has been f***ed out of SSI/SSDI, Medicare and Medicaid by the illiterate state-level bureaucrats who think that they know what a "disability" is, and her job at Fred's Super Discount Store isn't even enough for that child to pay RENT on, she needs your help.

She needs a LOT of help.

If she waits for the one remaining major hospital in the Louisiana state hospital (charity) system, she won't get a surgical date until March or April. Even though she is still working her skinny little ass off, she has already had her legs collapse out from under her, and has had the physical requirements of her job curtailed by her manager, Susan.
Her manager, as I discovered by following the link to the For Lee blog which has been set up to help her, has been an absolute angel for Lee. (That link also has a lot more information about the condition, and Lee's situation.) The For Lee blog has a PayPal button, but also lists a snail mail address for donations.

Snail-Mail: Fund For Leola Kinchen
(c/o) Susan Hammer
Bank Of St. Francisville
P.O. Drawer 818
St. Francisville, LA 70775 USA

Please do read this story, and about all the people who are trying to help this brave young woman who has been dealt such a bad hand. Even if you can't donate, just passing this story along to mailing lists, or crossposting it on other blogs, is bound to be a big help.

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