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A request from the children of Lewis MacAdams

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Raised by 200 people in 4 months
A request for support from the children of Lewis MacAdams

Many of you know our dad from his work as an activist for the L.A. River and as a poet.  You may have seen him striding across the bank of the river at a clean-up, his eyes on a future he helped to realize; invoking frogs and blue herons in poems that also honored the hard-edged beauty of the city he loves; or writing op-eds and fundraising letters that combined humor with a stubborn insistence that the impossible is possible.

We are writing to ask your financial support at a critical moment in Dad’s life.  He is currently living in assisted living facility in Los Angeles, as a result of his Parkinson’s and a stroke he suffered in 2015.   Despite these challenges, he is moving ahead with the same stubborn will that helped revitalize the River: he still welcomes regular visits with friends and colleagues and is meeting weekly with journalist Julia Ingalls, who is helping him write an autobiography, entitled Poetry and Politics

That said, the cost of care is significant and we are seeking to raise $200,000 to support his long-term living expenses and all the medical costs related to it.  These costs are not covered by Medicare and his funds are nearly depleted.     The need is urgent.  Please consider forwarding this request to others who know of the impact of Dad’s work and might be able to contribute.

Our hope is that your support will provide him with space and time to finish his book and, more importantly, enjoy precious time with the many people who love him - and help him celebrate his extraordinary life’s work. Thank you in advance for your generous assistance.

Sincerely, Natalia, Ocean, Torii, and Will MacAdams 
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THANK YOU FROM LEWIS MACADAMS' CHILDREN / AN INVITATION TO SHARE OUR CAMPAIGN

Thank you for your extraordinary generosity and kindness towards our Dad. Because of your support, we have raised over $40,000 for his care, from close to 150 people.

ON THE MORNING OF JUNE 10th (this Monday), we are doing a social media campaign to get the word about our efforts. Please consider posting this link on your social media feeds that morning, even if you shared it earlier in the month: https://www.gofundme.com/a-request-from-the-children-of-lewis-macadams. Our hope is that a coordinated effort will create a snowballing effect.

One of Dad's strengths as an organizer is his ability to see the gifts of the river: its fish, its birds, its people, its stories. Thank you for seeing that, and for the gifts that you have shared with him, and with all of us.

Sincerely, Tali, Torii, Will, and Ocean MacAdams
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Raised by 200 people in 4 months
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