Help Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel!

Ever plan a last-minute trip? Exciting, but expensive, right? And stressful. Especially if it’s international. But what if it were one-way? What if you were told you had to leave your job, home, friends and possessions behind and move back to a country you had left behind years ago? What if you were only given 9 days notice? (Yeah, that’s days, not weeks. Nine. Like a week and a weekend.) 

…and what if you had just found out you were pregnant? (Like YAY!!! but daaaamn… timing, right? I couldn’t make this stuff up. If you could, you’ve kinda got a dark streak. Maybe you should write a book or something.)

Anyway, that’s exactly what happened to our friend and colleague Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel. After doing great (like never-a-bad-review-and-even-some-accolades great) work in our university library as a Digital Humanities scholar for the past 5 years, Tamsyn suddenly found out her visa would no longer be sponsored. She believed all the necessary paperwork had been filed. She had done all the right things. But now she has to leave. 

Like a lot of us, Tamsyn is carrying some debt. She and her husband had to rely on credit to get by after he had a period of illness. Stuff happens. They had a plan and were working their way out of it, but that plan has gone sideways (to say the least). Now they need help.

Please give what you can to help Tamsyn get through this. If you know her, you know there are few people more deserving of a helping hand. If you don’t, take our word for it; she’s kind-hearted and hilarious and wicked-smart. But this situation really sucks. Fortunately, there’s a way we can make it a little better. It’s that “Donate Now” button right over there... ==>

Thanks for helping out!
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
  • Janet Gomez 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Jonathan Petters 
    • $30 
    • 47 mos
  • Moshe Mankoff 
    • $10 
    • 47 mos
  • Ann Leschnikoff 
    • $10 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Drew Heles 
Baltimore, MD
Tamsyn Rose-Steel