Jim Sorenson could use our help

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In the 1980s and 90s Seattle T-shirt and silkscreen printing legend Jim Sorenson seemed to be designing and printing T-shirts for nearly every Seattle band and working at nearly every Northwest show. Many of us used his services and enjoyed his good company and humor.

In the last few years, Jim has had some diabetic health issues and his right leg was amputated below the knee. Since then he has been unable to work and is on disability. A year ago, his longtime Seattle rental house was sold and he searched for a place to move he could afford which ended up being off the beaten path in Elma, Washington. His one year lease is up next month and unfortunately for reasons beyond his control, he has been given notice once again. He is hoping to find another place within 20 miles or so of where he is.

He developed a diabetic foot ulcer on his left foot which is healing but at a slow rate, and on doctor's orders has to stay off it as much as possible. His attitude is good and he is getting fitted for a new prosthetic soon, but between the health challenges and the meager fixed income, he could really use our help right now. 

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Jim is now in Raymond, Washington, in a nursing rehab home. He believes he might move from there to assisted living.

His pressing concern has been cleaning out his rental house, motorhome and truck which were all left quite quickly with his health emergency. I went up there yesterday morning and spent all day dealing with it. All his stuff is now out of the rental house and it's been cleaned enough that the landlord should be good.

Anything of value is out of the truck, and everything is out of the motorhome. I procured a 3rd shipping container storage unit where all of his stuff went.

He is the youngest patient besides staff, everyone is in wheel chairs. So far he has not been able to have phone service with his phone. I brought him two of his computers at his request so hopefully he can get that going.

So that's where we're at, the immediate concern has been dealt with. Storage is paid for three months and motorhome truck space is paid for probably the same.

He is in surprisingly good spirits, kind of the cheery one with staff at the facility. At least at this point.
He is now at
Willapa Harbor Health and Rehab
1100 Jackson St
Raymond, WA 98577
Room 28

If anyone sent mail to the Aberdeen Hospital I think he will get it, but maybe not immediately. I did pick up the mail at his old house address yesterday. Thank you for all your well wishes and assistance.
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Jim is out of surgery and conscious and it went well.
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I wish I had better news but I do not. Jim's ulcer went past the point of healing, the infection went into the bone past the point of return. Jim is having surgery today to remove his left foot. He became aware of this a few days ago and been moving through the shock of it. He is now mentally working on the planning stages and the acceptance of moving into assisted living.

He is not in a position to take phone calls right away, but cards or greetings by mail would be welcome as he will be recovering for a while. Thank you for your support.

He is at:
Jim Sorenson
c/o Grays Harbor Community Hospital
915 Anderson Drive Room 318
Aberdeen, WA 98520
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The good news is that Jim is out of his rental with just a bit of cleaning left. He utilized movers and a rental U-Haul and got things moved into storage and has now moved into a motorhome at an RV park. Unfortunately the bad news is he got burned on that motorhome purchase. Once he hooked it up to water, leaks started coming out from everywhere. On closer inspection Jim could see these leaks were not new and under the carpet there was some old water damage to the floors. When he tried to return to the seller he was told his purchase had been "as is." Unfortunately, this seller concocted a story and took advantage of our friend's disability and desperation.

Jim is considering his small claims court option, but at this point has moved into it (without water and trying to figure out if AC is working properly) since he'd already paid for the RV rental space and licensing the vehicle. Jim is enduring the challenges, has an appointment today to try and get his prosthetic better fitted and is remaining steadfast in getting through this in spite of the setback. At this point he is looking for a different inexpensive motorhome, but also seeing if he can fix this one.

Thank you all for your well wishes and donations. They have been extremely appreciated and utilized as he moves forward and closer to getting stabilized.
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