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This is a copy of a message that I sent out very recently. I'd appreciate a moment of your time to read it. PLEASE Spread the Word. Thanks so much
I am writing to you because a friend and fellow jammer and his family are in immediate need. The generosity of fellow fans over the years has been tremendous, and I know that you give and give to help fellow fans in need....I'm hoping that we can find it in our hearts to help just a little bit more.
John and Shawna (paysonites) have been going through a hard time with medical issues for such a long time, and it has taken a heavy toll on their finances and ability to keep wholesome food on the table for their family.
Their plight has been going on without relief for way too long. Mrs. Paysonites has had complicated and ongoing medical issues for quite some time now, and Mr. Paysonites continues to lose much time at work because of her need for round the clock care. It seems as if each time they get a small glimpse of that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, it turns out to be the express train, headed right for them. To add insult to injury, they now have to switch doctors in what has become a very complicated and extremely painful issue for the entire family.
You can read some of what they are going through here: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=181598
and a bit more here:http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=183928
Of course, very little of the real nitty gritty is expressed in these threads, despite the honesty therein. Its embarrassing to ask for help from your friends, as we all know.
I am trying to do my small part in helping where I can, and I am hoping that you will join me. Any little bit can help. We will use all funds collected to purchase grocery cards and if possible, help a bit with some bills.
If you can help at all, PLEASE PM ME for my PayPal address
. Thank you so much.
I was going to put it right out in public here but I chickened out ... little worried about that
Any little bit that you can contribute will be extremely appreciated, and believe me, any little bit can help.
I am making a card that will be sent to John and Shawna with grocery cards, etc., in which you can add sentiments if you'd like, by e-mailing them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
[this is NOT the PayPal addy, please PM me for that] Everyone who contributes in any way will be listed on the card so that they can know how truly generous this place is.
Thanks so much for reading.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
PLEASE Spread the Word. Thank You SO Much!
P.S. I'm not real sure what proper Pit-Etiquette is for these types of messages, so all apologies if sent to you out of turn.
Here is the most recent list.....If you should be on the list and you are not, please PM me ASAP
The support has been awesome! This community is definitely the most caring community I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of. THANK YOU!
If you would like to include a personal message to John and Shawna, and have not included one already, I'll be sending your sentiments along early this week...so please, feel free to PM me and say whatever is in your heart.
F Me In The Brain
I'm a Truck
Much More Than This
StillHere ( that's me )
your move nowThank you all from the bottom of my heart!