With the help of some friends, we've opened a community called help_superrobyn. It's an auction, much in the way of helpthesouth and help_japan in how it runs. People offer things--fanfic, fanart, fanmixes, cool things that they've made, etc.--and people bid on the items, and the money goes to the cause at hand.
In this case, it's to help a dear, dear friend of mine, super_robyn. Some of you know her, some of you don't. I met her through my very early days of Smallville fandom, and we've been good friends ever since. In 2007, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer), which spread to her lungs. Let me tell you...this young woman has been through HELL and back. And through it all, she has been the bravest person I've ever known. This isn't me waxing poetic. She's been through surgery after surgery--first limb salvage surgery, then to remove cancerous spots on her lungs, and then finally to have her right lung removed entirely.
But the cancer has been continually persistent. Now there are more spots on her remaining lung, and her doctors have told her that they are nearing the end of treatment options. That now, it is about keeping her as comfortable and alive as long as possible.
She just turned 23.
So this is where I ask you, the rest of my friends here on Livejournal to PLEASE help out. You see, one thing that Robyn has always wanted to do is go to New York City. She and her sister plan to go there at the end of July. And that's great. But New York City is expensive. Everything there is expensive. So what I'm asking you to do is if you can help in any way--be it flat out donation, or by offering to write a fanfic or send someone something unique for their donation, or even just by spreading the word, I would be SO grateful.
Even if you can only afford to donate a dollar or two, and use a banner to link to the community or even to this post, it would mean the WORLD to me. You can find banners to use here. Her paypal account is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to simply donate to her and not participate in the auction.
Thanks to our lovely mod, gen717 for allowing me to post this here at my very favorite LJ community. ♥
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