I has a heavy heart as I dictate this bloggy post. One of our very dear, long-time Twitter pals needs our help. This is someone (with the help of his dear ooman, Robyn Horton) who has devoted so much time to Pawparties, nipclub, santa’s jingle bells fund, Anipal Academy Awards, weddings, showers, and any other function you can think of that has happened on Twitter. I’m speaking of our very own @GeorgeTheDuck and his typist Robyn. They desperately need our help and love.
@JinJinDoggy’s human, Jodie, contacted M one day and suggested we do a fund raiser for Robyn so we could buy her a portable generator to help with her Asthma when their power goes out, which it did several times this year. M contacted Robyn and told her what we wanted to do for her and to get her permission to go ahead with it. That’s when M and I realized Robyn had serious $$ problems going on. While she was appreciative of our thought of getting her a portable generator and said it would be nice and very helpful --- but, she said there were other things she needed worse – like paying for the electric/heating bill, groceries, phone bill, and medications because she fell thru the donut hole and meds now cost her full price. (M nearly choked when she heard that cuz we know what meds cost, but are fortunate to have good insurance with no donut hole.) Robyn told M about all her health problems, and she's on more drugs then M (and it looks like a pharmacy around here. he he, so it must be the same at their house).
Robyn hasn’t been able to work at her jewelry business the 10+ hours a day this year as she had in the past because of her many health problems. And with the bad economy, that's just made bad go to worse. Thus, her income is down 70% from 2 years ago. She is one of those people who falls thru the cracks when it comes to government assistance or state assistance. She is very intelligent and has checked into all those things thoroughly, even getting professional help for looking into them. It took Robyn a long time to give us permission. Obviously she’s very proud and very embarrassed to be in this situation. But she said she’s at the desperate point now and would welcome and appreciate any help she can get.
Accepting this help is tearing her apart as it’s the last thing she has wanted. But Jodie and I felt that if her many Twitter pals and blogger pals knew of her situation, they would want to try to help too, if possible. We talked her into just an email to a few trusted pals and sent something out. After talking with some pals, Robyn finally agreed to letting us make this public, thus I'm writing this bloggy for her in the hopes we can get her some help.
We know times are tough for lots of you, and we don't want anyone contributing that doesn't have the means to do so. But, if you can spare a little, it would be greatly appreciated by GeorgeTheDuck and typist, Robyn. Robyn and George have 4 kitties and you bloggers probably know them as http://catsnmom.blogspot.com/. aka HMBC (House of Mostly Black Cats).
Robyn's Jewelry business site is: http://www.crystalsandjewelry.com/index.htm Both JinJinDoggy and I can vouch for the quality and beauty of her jewelry as both our oomans have recently ordered pieces from her. Christmas is coming up and they would make wonderful Christmas prezzies. Unfortunately, I can get the link to work, but if you copy it and paste it into your Browser, you will be able to open it. Dang blogger.
Please pals, lets do what we can to help George and Robyn. We are calling this Chip-in a "Gift" because Robyn has her jewelry business and if it's anything other than a gift, then it complicates things with PayPal not to mention her income taxes. The Chipin Widget is in the right-hand side bar of this bloggy.
If you are on Twitter and maybe can't afford any $$, you can help out by RTing the tweets calling attention to my bloggy at http://mariodacat.blogspot.com/2011/11/help-wanted-desperately-needed.html or the chip in page at: http://mariodacat.chipin.com/gift-for-robyn-horton-georgetheducks-typist
Thanks so much pals. I know Robyn and @GeorgeTheDuck will be forever grateful.
Mario and Mary