In high school Cara was diagnosed with Chron's Disease. Because she is uninsured she's been unable to receive treatment for the past few years. After she was admitted in the ER it was discovered that Cara has a tear in her small intestine. She's currently being treated with antibiotics and steroids in the hopes of avoiding surgery. Happily, as of the time of writing this, it looks like Cara will be able to go home tomorrow.
Unfortunately she will be going home with a pile of medical bills thanks to the healthcare system in the US. As someone who is chronically ill I know how fast the costs of treatment can pile up. Without insurance those costs can quickly become a mountain of debt.
I'm asking everyone, as both friends and fans of Cara and her work, to consider making a donation to help offset the cost of those medical bills. I've set the goal at $1,000 but every dollar really does make a difference. If we can meet that goal (or even exceed it) that would be amazing, but any money raised will make a difference.
Cara has spent a lot of time making art and yummy teas for various fandoms, from Sherlock to Teen Wolf to The Hobbit. She organizes free tea parties around the country for fans to meet up and discuss the shows and characters they love and travels to countless cons. It'd be amazing if we could give back to her, especially now.
Any questions? Feel free to drop me a line on tumblr.
- Gabriela Gordon
- Gillian Neff
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