Living Expenses and Medical Bills

$13,772 of $25k goal

Raised by 128 people in 34 months
Lee Garvin  LEESBURG, VA

Hello. My name is Lee Garvin, by trade and ambition, I am a game designer and author. Twice in the last three years, I have had serious health crisises. In November of 2013, I fell ill with a life-threatening case of pneumonia, spending 10 days in a coma, and 2 months in the hospital or rehab. Then, this winter, I was hit by an infection on my defibrilator implant, sending me to the hospital with a 103 degree fever, where I stayed for 6 weeks.
I owe my life several times over to the skills and technology of the INOVA Hospital system, but unfortunately, they expect and deserve to be paid for their services. I currently have no reliable source of income and no savings, but I still need to pay rent, utilities, and buy food, in addition to the mounting medical debt.
I am home now, but not at my strongest. I have managed to discard the cane that I was using for 18 months (which I was afraid I'd need for the rest of my life), but endurance is hard to come by.
My dog, Mal, is convinced that anyone who comes to the door is going to take me away again, so he tends to get very protective (he loves his daddy).

It feels strange to ask strangers for so much help, but I really don't know what else I can do, except thank you most heartily for your generosity.
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Update 28
Posted by Lee Garvin
19 days ago
I am doing much better lately, thanks largely to all of your generosity. I even have a few business opportunities coming up that will hopefully generate some income. But until those opportunities become realities, I still have to make rent and bills. Anything can help; or. if you prefer, check out my website, RCrpg.com, and see if anything there interests you.
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Update 27
Posted by Lee Garvin
21 days ago
I'm doing much better on the health front, but in order to continue that, I need to have reliable transportation. I just got a four-figure estimate to get my car repaired, and I really need it. Unfortunately, I do not have that much available. If you can help, even just a little, it would go a long way.
Thanks.
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Update 26
Posted by Lee Garvin
3 months ago
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Sadly, one of my donors last week decided to reverse their donation. I do not know why they did this, but the result is that my bank account, to which I have linked this campaign, is now overdrawn. I have several bills that are overdue currently, including rent, and this makes things even more difficult.
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Update 25
Posted by Lee Garvin
4 months ago
It's not getting any easier. I'm still waiting on Disability, but I also still need to make rent and pay my power bill. The rent. I need before the 18th of August. I've been given a 30 extension for the power bill because of my situation, but I don't think they'll give me another.
If everyone who sees this donates even one dollar, I'm sure that would be enough.
I am so close to getting the final go ahead to get my much-needed surgery: excited, but terrified (it IS open-heart surgery, after all). I just want to know that I still have a home to go to when it's over.
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Virginia Brown
19 days ago

Thank you for your website in the last update, I've been dying to check out the original floating vagabond while waiting for the remake and now I can throw money directly at you too, two birds with one stone!

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Cynthia Dickerson
2 months ago

Hey! I get paid Friday so I'll send some money then. Please hang in there! Tales from the Floating Vagabond got me through so many dark times! It like legitimately pulled me out of suicidal depression a couple of times, and I'm just now getting to share it with my boyfriend (the love of my life) and his friend. They're making me convert it to interface with Pathfinder, but it really is that FVB vibe that is important! I really hope you can get as much better from the love and support of your fans as reading your books made me! Thanks! ♥ ♥ ♥

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Mark Carroll
5 months ago

Hugs for you, man. I'll keep boosting the signal for as long as ya need it. :)

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$13,772 of $25k goal

Raised by 128 people in 34 months
Created January 25, 2014
$500
Anonymous
21 days ago
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
AT
$25
Adam Taft
2 months ago
$65
Cynthia Dickerson
2 months ago
$25
Jae Lerer
3 months ago

Running those early games of Tales From the Floating Vagabond created my narrative style. I only wish I could help more.

$85
Magi Hernandez
3 months ago

I've been where you are. "All will be well, and alwill be well, and all manner of thing will be well." Julia if of Norwich

RM
$20
Rob MacLennan
3 months ago
JU
$20
Jayson Utz
4 months ago

Hope this helps!

BD
$100
Ben Dobyns
4 months ago
SA
$25
Sandy Antunes
4 months ago
Virginia Brown
19 days ago

Thank you for your website in the last update, I've been dying to check out the original floating vagabond while waiting for the remake and now I can throw money directly at you too, two birds with one stone!

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Cynthia Dickerson
2 months ago

Hey! I get paid Friday so I'll send some money then. Please hang in there! Tales from the Floating Vagabond got me through so many dark times! It like legitimately pulled me out of suicidal depression a couple of times, and I'm just now getting to share it with my boyfriend (the love of my life) and his friend. They're making me convert it to interface with Pathfinder, but it really is that FVB vibe that is important! I really hope you can get as much better from the love and support of your fans as reading your books made me! Thanks! ♥ ♥ ♥

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Mark Carroll
5 months ago

Hugs for you, man. I'll keep boosting the signal for as long as ya need it. :)

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