Peri's Medical Support Fund ~ Stage Four

Peri Charlifu is a Colorado pottery and graphic artist who has mentored many new artists throughout his 40-year career. He is the founder and guild master of the Arts and Artisans of Colorado artist’s guild. Peri earns a living as a potter. His wonderful and useful artwork graces many homes. If you know about kidney failure and organ transplants, it's a rough road. He won’t always be able to work on pottery. He will lose money with every doctor’s visit and every missed show (about 1/week). With the help of modern medicine, we would love for him to continue being with us and making pottery for many years to come.

In late December 2022, Peri shared with us that “I have been dealing with kidney failure for a while now. My last trip to the nephrologist was not a great one. She's moved me into stage four renal failure and I'm looking at dialysis soon, maybe as soon as next year. I have some options, but in any case, it will mean a pretty big change to my life. Whatever kind of dialysis I elect to pursue, I will need some sort of surgery, and if I can get a transplant, I will also need major surgery. This will critically impact my work schedule, I will be unable to work in my studio and I will not be able to throw or do any type of kiln or glaze work. So I need to make as much inventory now as I can, so I have something to send to shows while I'm convalescing. Because of this, I will not be as active at conventions, in programming or in running the art shows. I hope you all understand. Thank you, I'm optimistic that I'll eventually be OK.”

This GoFundMe campaign is to help Peri with his upcoming financial obligations and to help pay for the medical expenses that he is accruing.
PLEASE donate and/or share this page if:
• Peri has helped you as an artist (whether you are an established or a new artist)
• You have some of his artwork in your home
• You want to have some of his artwork in your home
• You have attended any of his many presentations, lectures, demos, and panels at conventions across the US
• If you are a fellow artist who may one day need the same, please help Peri!
• If you don’t know who Peri is, please show kindness to a stranger and donate! You can find out more about him at his website

This is the only GoFundMe account authorized by Peri Charlifu. He is set up as the ‘benefactor’ to this account which means he has full access to the funds being submitted as they are raised via direct deposit to his banking account. GoFundMe has standard processing fees (2.9% + $0.30) that come from using their site. The remainder will go directly to Peri. If you donate directly to Peri's PayPal so that more gets to him, contact Karen Jordan to have your donation logged on the GoFundMe (instead of making Peri work harder to coordinate).

This account is being maintained by his friend Karen Jordan because while Peri would never ask for help for himself! Having volunteered with Karen for years at other Colorado science fiction/fantasy conventions, Peri took a chance and attended Karen's first art show (COSine in 2004), bringing other artists along, and making it a success. He has paid it forward for many years (obligatory Heinlein reference) and deserves to have some of that good will come back from his many friends around the world.

Please donate what you can and help spread the word. Thank you!

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Organizer and beneficiary

Karen Jordan
Denver, CO
Peri Charlifu

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