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Christy Marx & Randy Littlejohn

$17,195 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 294 people in 29 days
Created November 19, 2018
Team Support Christy and Randy
on behalf of Christy Marx
On November 8th, 2018, Christy Marx and Randy Littlejohn's home near Paradise, California, was completely destroyed by the Camp Fire. 

Countless thousands of people know Christy through her amazing creative works. She was the creator of "Jem and the Holograms", wrote for many other television shows, scripted numerous comic books and designed videogames.  

Randy Littlejohn is Christy's husband and long-time writing partner. As both a solo writer and working collaboratively with Christy, he has written for over a dozen television and film projects, video games, and a children's non-fiction book series.

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For many of us, their creative works shaped our childhood and world views.

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For me, it's even more personal... as my mentor, Christy helped me start my career. She has always inspired me with her fearless creativity. 

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*** NOW IS OUR CHANCE TO GIVE BACK. ***

Christy and Randy have lost everything except their lives, their cats, and what they could load into their car in a few minutes before they escaped the rampaging fire. This is what remains of their home:

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They need immediate help in restarting their lives, renting and setting up a new home and replacing everything they lost. They need to do this quickly, so their beloved cats don't have to stay much longer in an improvised animal shelter at an airport. Yes, they have insurance, but it's not going to cover everything, and it's not going to do it quickly enough. Christy and Randy need our help right now.

Please consider donating to help Christy Marx and Randy Littlejohn.

About the GoFundMe: 100% of the money raised (after fees) will be transferred directly by GoFundMe to Christy and Randy. If you can, please consider donating extra to cover the GoFundMe fees.

Many, many, MANY thanks for your help for these dear friends during this difficult time.

-Ellen Guon Beeman
Co-writer with Christy Marx for the Jem episodes "Princess and the Singer" and "Treasure Hunt"


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Adding some info here that is required by GoFundMe:
- My name is Ellen Guon Beeman.
- My permanent address is in Redmond, Washington. 
- I've been friends with Christy for over 30 years, and with Randy since he and Christy met.
- Funds raised for this campaign will be sent directly by GoFundMe to Christy and Randy. I will not interact in any way with the funds raised here on GoFundMe. Funds will be used to replace what was lost in the fire and to help cover their current expenses as evacuees.
- If you have other questions, please ask me at GuonBeeman at Gmail dot com.
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Many thanks again to everyone who contributed... we've reached the initial goal!

But Christy and Randy are only now starting to see what their recovery expenses will be. It is not going to be easy, and all of your very kind donations will be a tremendous help to them. So if you're a new arrival to this site... even though we've met the initial goal, please feel free to contribute!

For Christy and Randy, the single biggest challenge they're facing right now is finding a new home. They really want to get into a new home and get the cats out of the animal shelter, and just get their lives started again. If you know of anyone with a home to rent in rural Northern California (with a cat-friendly landlord), please email me at guonbeeman at gmail.

In "nuts and bolts" fundraiser news... after many emails back and forth with GoFundMe (as it turns out, you can't be on two campaigns at once, and Christy was running her cat rescue fundraiser here)... Christy now has full access to all of the funds raised by this campaign. As I indicated at the start of this fundraiser, I will never have access to any of these funds.

Many thanks again to everyone who contributed, for your wonderful assistance to our dear friends Christy Marx and Randy Littlejohn.

-Ellen Guon Beeman
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Christy and Randy asked me to post this for them...

"We are more moved by the outpouring of support, love and help than we can express. As hard as it is to lose so many irreplaceable things, we have much to be grateful for -- we're alive and our cats are alive. We have family, friends, and a horde of amazing, good people wishing the best for us. That is riches in itself.

Our deepest and heartfelt thanks to every one of you on this day of giving thanks."

Many thanks from me as well for all of this amazing support for Christy and Randy.

Ellen
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I just wanted to say "Thank you!" to everyone who has contributed to this fundraiser, and also post this brief note from Christy, her response when I told her what's happening with this fundraiser:

"Wow... I'm stunned."

It is wonderful that so many of Christy and Randy's friends and fans are eager to help them through this difficult situation.

I know they'll want to post their own thanks to everyone, once things calm down a little, but in the meantime... many, many thanks to everyone.

-Ellen Guon Beeman
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Raised by 294 people in 29 days
Created November 19, 2018
Team Support Christy and Randy
on behalf of Christy Marx
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