October 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm #600886
2 Much WhineParticipant
Silent Auction & Happy Hour for Jan Seeley
Sunday, November 6 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Feedback Lounge (6451 California Ave SW)
Jan Seeley (or as you may know her on the WSB forums JanS), was diagnosed with fibrillary glomerulonephritis, a rare form of kidney disease, last year.
After months of rigorous testing, she was approved and added to a kidney transplant list. She is now on dialysis, which she goes to three times a week.
JanS is no stranger to struggle and health problems. 15 years ago she spent some months in a hospital after a very severe case of pancreatitis and many complications of the illness. Since then she has undergone many surgeries related to that illness, has had two hip replacement surgeries and was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago. She had a half mastectomy, rigorous chemotherapy causing her to lose all her hair and many surgery complications resulting in more surgeries. If all this wasn’t enough, a few years ago she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She has been amazingly strong through all of this, always kind and generous with others and with a positive attitude. She has continued to try and work to support herself through everything, but it is beginning to take its toll. The diagnosis of kidney disease really came as a big blow last year.
Because she is self-employed, she does not have the benefit of receiving any sick pay when she can’t work, or taking time off for medical procedures and surgeries. With the kidney disease and the dialysis she isn’t able to work nearly as much as she used to. It has been a huge struggle, for sure. She has sometimes had to rely on the kindness of friends in the community for help, especially with rides to the doctor and occasionally dialysis.
Her friends and family have decided to have a benefit to help raise money to help her with rent and bills. This is where you come in! There will be a silent auction at Feedback Lounge on November 6th and we are collecting donations from our great community. We already have some awesome items in the works, including gift certificates to local businesses, gift baskets and local art, but we would love as much as we can get. If you own a business, provide a service or just own something of value that you would like to donate, please contact Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can coordinate the donation with you.
Benefit is on November 6th, 2pm at the Feedback Lounge. There will be an auction, on-site chair massage and a special drink and appetizer with proceeds going to the fund for JanS. We hope to see you there!”
This is an abbreviated version of another post. It was originally posted by Jan’s daughter but some folks thought the title needed more ooomph. I’m just trying to help and hopefully I didn’t alter the intent of the original message too much. 2 Much WhineOctober 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm #737113
2MW…thank you..I don’t know how to change the title on the other thread, so this works :) My feeble, not very computer savvy brain will figure it out, I’m sure…or maybe TR will help me change it :)October 13, 2011 at 11:14 pm #737114
Looks like TR did something even better for visibility :)October 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm #737115
I saw that, Sue…not so crazy about the picture – lol..but, hey, it was a special day this summer :)October 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm #737116
For anyone that may have missed it in the Front Page post, she also needs, ya know, a kidney. Blood types O or B are acceptable (if thats even the right word).October 14, 2011 at 12:26 am #737117
westcoast deb..yeah..a kidney ! lol..acceptable is a GREAT word…body won’t accept any but those types :)October 14, 2011 at 1:31 am #737118October 14, 2011 at 4:10 am #737119
…not so crazy about the picture – lol..
Well, I am!
I think it’s a great pic! :-)
MikeOctober 14, 2011 at 5:58 am #737120October 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm #737121October 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm #737122October 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm #737123October 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm #737124October 16, 2011 at 4:33 am #737125October 16, 2011 at 6:01 am #737126
ahhh..good ol’ Leo…always looking after me :D
that’s him in my avatar, for those wondering :)October 17, 2011 at 4:33 am #737127
Yeah, he said he would have bumped it himself, but apparently you changed his password on your computer due to some catnip influenced online shopping spree? ;-)
MikeOctober 17, 2011 at 5:27 am #737128October 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm #737129October 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm #737130October 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm #737131October 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm #737132October 18, 2011 at 1:04 am #737133October 18, 2011 at 2:11 am #737134October 18, 2011 at 2:30 am #737135October 18, 2011 at 6:24 am #737136
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