Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Help for Sarah Kirsch

Sad news about a truly inspiring person with in the DIY community. Help out with good wishes and money, if you can--

Please help a dear friend, Sarah Kirsch, who was an important figure and driving force in the 90s punk scene and beyond - she continues to be an important part of our community, our culture, and our music scene.

Even if you don't recognize this name, you probably know Sarah. She ...has been a huge part of the punk/radical community for decades as Mike Kirsch (Fuel, Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West, Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, Mothercountry Motherfuckers, etc...). She not too long ago came out as a proud trans-woman, and almost immediately was confronted with these terrible health problems. Money is badly needed-- please help, and spread this appeal around! Details....

"Our good friend Sarah Kirsch was diagnosed over summer with Fanconi Anemia - a rare genetic disorder that causes Leukemia & other cancers. Despite being put through the f'n ringer by chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and very long hospital stays, Sarah is staying strong and fighting hard, finally out of the hospital and at home with her amazing partner Jess and loving full-time caregivers and friends, Paul and Ilya.

Aside from the unconditional emotional and physical support Sarah has received from her devoted extended family and friends, donations to date have been enormously helpful in lightening the financial burden of this kind of illness. The demand for supplies not covered by insurance is, however, unending and deepening - from food to cleaning supplies to lotion to kleenex to parking at the hospital... It is adding up and multiple life savings have already been depleted.

If you're able and would like to contribute in this way, please check out our Wepay account below. There is no donation too small, every $ helps."

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