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Christine Morgan's Recovery Fund

$3,926 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 12 months
Created January 28, 2018
It’s a rare thing to encounter a person who has devoted themselves wholly to making others feel better, live better and be happy. As a medical professional, as a book reviewer, as an author and as a mother, Christine Morgan has dedicated herself to making others happy. Her friends and family know her as a warm and positive person, and she is always willing - in some cases, eager - to bake delicious treats, craft dolls based on genre horror or other authors' characters, and provide unflagging support for small press publishers and the Portland Bizarro scene.


Christine with Murder Girl cupcakes she made for her epomymous book release.

Sadly, Christine is faced with terrible challenges lately. After beating thyroid cancer while in college, last year she was diagnosed with it again. Christine suffers from cancer of the nose and mouth and has received numerous surgeries and treatments. While Christine remains confident and tenacious, she is about to go through another round of surgeries and hospitalization, and because she cannot work while dealing with these issues, the financial devastation is every bit as harsh as the physical.

While the cost of her treatments are staggering, this does not mean that donations -- no matter how small -- can’t help to make Christine’s life better. From day-to-day expenses, unforeseen emergencies, and her medication regimen, these donations mean that she doesn't have to choose between eating, purchasing medication, or providing food and pet care for her cats. For people facing serious health issues, the financial and emotional impact of these expenditures cannot be underestimated. Christine gives so much to her friends, her family, those she works with, and her support of the arts in general, and this is our chance to give back.

A win-win way to support Christine without donating directly is to buy one of her books! Peruse her titles at her Amazon page.
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An update from Christine who is getting another surgery tomorrow, 2/7:

"Checking into the hospital at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday for next round of surgery, to remove the exposed/infected metallic plate in my face (but they may let me keep it as a souvenir).

They’ll make a similar incision as last time, splitting my upper lip, around the nostril, up the side of the nose. Then stitch it all back up again when they’ve taken the plate out.

While they’re at it, they’ll patch the hole in the roof of my mouth, which will not only help prevent food and liquid from going up into my nose (ick) but should improve my speech.

To do the patching will mean harvesting some tissue, skin, and blood vessels from my left arm, but not bone, so it shouldn’t be as bad as what they did to my leg. Will likely need to wear a brace for a week or so, may slow down my typing.

Anticipating at least 3 days in the hospital, probably back on a feeding tube for some of it but hopefully not another tracheotomy. Of big concern is the ongoing blood pressure / adrenal insufficiency; they may give me a “stress dose” of steroids beforehand and will do close monitoring."

We're here for you Christine! You are strong and a badass!
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Thank you everyone!! Christine is staggered by your generosity and we're going to keep this campaign going . Everything helps.

Me, I'm a bit gob-smacked. Thanks for showing your kindness and love.
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Another way to support Christine without donating directly is to buy one of her books! Everybody wins! Peruse her titles at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christine-Morgan/e/B001K8FJ0C/
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You guys are simply amazing!

We've decided to up the goal amount since it will definitely help Christine. Imagine the piece of mind we've already given her! This way she can focus on healing and not worrying about money.

Thank you thank you!
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$3,926 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 12 months
Created January 28, 2018
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