Summer's Housing and Health Fund

$1,460 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 8 months
Charles Powell  WALTHAM, MA
Hello,

 

My name is Charles Powell and I’m here to ask for your support for my dear friend Summer Plum. On September 1st she will effectively be homeless, and we need your support to find a safe home for her.

 

Summer has EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), a rare inheritable connective tissue disorder. This disorder has rendered Summer fully disabled and unable to work to support herself. As a result she had to close up a thriving business and begin the long, arduous, and dehumanizing processes of seeking public assistance. Along with the EDS she suffers from a myriad of interrelated medical issues including severe food allergies. These medical issues severely limit the areas in which she is able to live. She must live in an area with reliable public transit and easy access to medical care. 

 

On September 1st she must be out of her ex-Boyfriends home. If she is unable to find assistance we are not sure where she will be able to live. With your help we will be able to find a home for her and her loving therapy cat Zelda. Summer is one of the most warm, thoughtful, and caring people I have ever met. She has worked hard for the advocacy of minority and underrepresented groups, especially those in the disabled community. She urgently needs help, and we would be beyond grateful if you can extend what ever help you could. Thank you so much for your support.
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Update 3
Posted by Charles Powell
8 months ago
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We are less than a week away from the date Summer and kitty Zelda must be out of her current (and unsafe) living situation. We are making great progress but still have a long way to go. So many have given so much, it fills my heart with joy. Please share this with your friends and help us find Summer a home where she will be safe enough to focus on her health!
Thank you again

Charles
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Posted by Charles Powell
8 months ago
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From Summer:

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out by giving, sharing, and reaching out in support! I can't express how grateful and touched I am.

The heat and stress has made the last month very challenging for me health wise, I'm seeing 2-3 doctors a week, shuffling meds to find the right thing to keep my heart stable, trying to avoid anymore hospital visits. It's been hard to balance everything and I am appreciative of such a great community.

This week I have the opportunity to have help packing. This is a HUGE help as this is something I can't do all on my own, even less so in this heat.

I'm trying to organize help to move everything to a storage unit. We haven't gotten enough money together that I have somewhere to stay, but at least I could move my things somewhere safe until I can find a stable home.

This wouldn't be possible without you! Thank you so much!
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Update 1
Posted by Charles Powell
8 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has donated! We are well on our way to getting Summer into a safe place, and have a first month's rent in the books. Please spread the word so we can get her not only a few months cushion but the funds for the food and medication she and Zelda kitty need. We are so grateful for the love and support you have shown, and are truly touched by your generosity. Thank you for everything, you beautiful wonderful people.

Charles
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$1,460 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 8 months
Created August 10, 2016
RC
$95
Rachel Czarniecki
6 months ago
HP
$25
Heaven Protsman
6 months ago
$100
Anonymous
7 months ago
HP
$50
Heather P
7 months ago
RM
$50
Rae Maxwell-Kavanagh
7 months ago

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$50
Desirée Frasca
7 months ago
$10
Anonymous
7 months ago
$25
Anonymous
8 months ago
MS
$25
Mary Salome
8 months ago
RS
$5
Riki Stein
8 months ago
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