Replace a disabled Vet's stolen electric scooter

My scooter was stolen! Please help replace it!I'VE BROKEN 10+ BONES IN 18 MONTHS, MOSTLY IN MY FEET. I have a bone disease from 25+ years of taking Truvada (HIV meds.)There are days it's just too painful to get to the grocery store 3 blocks away.Who am I? I'm just happy old gay activist who has always tried to do my part. Until recently I ran a group of citizen advocates. We passed legislation to pay for medication for HIV, Hepatitis C, and the Children's Health Insurance Programs. We worked with Senators Hatch and Kennedy, the co-sponsors of the Ryan White Care act and the Children's Health Insurance Program.I served as a Russian and German interpreterin United States Army Intelligence during the cold war.I am a proud LGBTQ activist for over 40 years. I was the first openly gay man in US Military Intelligence allowed to keep my Top Secret Security Clearance when I came out in the mid 80s. Being a gay activist in Reagan/Bush years was hard and going to two or three funerals a week for 10 or 15 years takes its toll, but we still managed to have fun while taking care of our friends.MOST IMPORTANTLY WE MADE A DIFFERENCE. We handed LGBTQ generations behind us a world of opportunities we couldn't have dared imagine. I'm very proud of that work and can confidently say we helped make this world a far better place then when we first got here. I just wish my many friends had also lived to see our victories......but at the moment I need help to get around.Please consider making a donation to help replace my stolen scooter.Thank you.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 20 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Monica Veraart 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Zoë Keliher 
    • $10 
    • 2 d
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Organizer

Stuart Merrill 
Organizer
Portland, OR

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