(Cal has approved this fundraiser, but please do not contact him directly at this time - thank you!)
Cal Montgomery means a lot to many people in the disability community.
[Image description: White person with short cropped light hair sitting on a wheelchair and smiling. His T-shirt says "Stop the Shock: Trauma is not Treatment" with the logo of ADAPT]
Cal believes that everyone should be free and have the supports they need.
He is creative and funny, and his blog is really amazing !
[Image description: Cal in a checked shirt sitting in a restaurant with two of his friends, a White man with dark hair, a beard, and glasses, and a woman with long dark hair. All three are smiling.]
Cal has been an activist with ASAN , Chicago ADAPT, and other groups for many years.
[Image description: Cal in an orange T-Shirt along with other wheelchair-using activists at th]e 40th year celebration of the Gang of 19 who founded ADAPT]
[Image description: Cal in a blue ADAPT T-Shirt sitting in a government building along with other demonstrators who are wearing yellow T-shirts that say "HOMES NOT INSTITUTIONS"]
[Image/Video description: Cal is talking to the WMATA Accessibility Advisory Committee in 2018 about his access issues while in Washington DC; full description of his statement is in the comments to the YouTube video linked above]
He has written many very important pieces of writing , including
"Critic of the Dawn" .
Now Cal needs our support.
His power wheelchair is broken and does not fit him. The chair is badly hurting his body. His insurance company is supposed to pay for a new chair that fits, but they won't. Cal has asked many times, and he can't wait
We are a group of Cal's friends raising money to pay for a new power chair. Power chairs are expensive and often need repairs over time, so we want to raise enough to cover the chair and any repairs. That way, Cal won’t have to pay a lot of money to fix the chair.
Funds will go directly to Cal - one of his close friends will gather them and use them as Cal needs.
If we raise the full amount or more, Cal can get a chair and keep doing his amazing work.
Please help Cal!
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