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Helping a friend

Post by Lokitsu » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:10 pm

Hi Everyone,
I'm not on the forums a lot, I find someone else has usually made my point first and far more eloquently. This time however, I'm posting to help out my best friend. Her name is Samantha Thompson and she will die if she doesn't get a new liver. This donation fund is to help her and her husband pay bills while they wait for a suitable donor.
I met Sam in High School. We were typical nerds, smart, antisocial and awkward around others. We shared a love of roleplaying games and anime- although at that time, we only knew them as the cool cartoons from Japan. I was already a reader back then, but she introduced me to authors and worlds I'd never dreamed of. She handed me my first Larry Niven collection and Berserker novel, she showed me the worlds of Middle-Earth, but also Amber and the Foundation and Discworld and the Humanx Commonwealth. And HP Lovecraft, which led to the Call of CThulhu game by Chaosium which inspired us to try just about every roleplaying game they ever published. Three times she tried to get me to play and understand 1st ed. Traveller. I consider that a failure more on my part than hers. She also introduced me to MS-DOS and dial up computing and usenet and BBS's. Yeah... that went about as well as Traveller, at least at first. I was in awe of her intelligence, always trying to keep up with her and (at least in my eyes) failing badly.
We both had a hard time finding our places in the world. In many ways, I'm still looking, but she found hers with her husband Ambrose. He challenged and inspired her to get her Master's in Library Science and then land a job with the NY Public Library. He also supported her through the incredibly scary and difficult process of transitioning to a woman. The two of them are each other's bedrock, but right now, Samantha's stone is crumbling.
They need help and no matter how much I give them, it won't be enough. That's why I'm asking you folks for help, even just a little. Its not easy and it feels weird and intrusive, but I have to try something.

If you click on the link, it'll take you to their personal donation page.
Thank you,
Lokitsu (Douglas)
Hampton, NH

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Re: Helping a friend

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Re: Helping a friend

Post by Don Alexander » Thu May 26, 2016 11:55 pm

You know, I'm not quite clear whether you are a return of AmiKobayashi or not, but this does it. Talk about doing your absolute very best at being a loathsome human being. Are you off your meds? Seriously, you seem... unstable. Mercurial at the worst.

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Re: Helping a friend

Post by yiraheerai » Fri May 27, 2016 9:28 pm

If I wasn't on disability :( I hope she finds a donor.
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Re: Helping a friend

Post by DannyKiller5 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:55 am

I hope you she ind donor. Did you add advert online? so She get bigger chance to find new donor. Good luck

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