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The Circus of Brass and Bone


As some of you may know, Abra Staffin Wiebe (aka [info]cloudscudding) recently had some bad news.  Her mother was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian and endometrial cancer. 

Abra tells me it's treatable--though the odds of recovery are not great. Her mother was working at a school in India at the time of diagnosis, so she doesn't have health insurance. Her parents came back to the U.S. for treatment, so they've both given up their jobs.

These fine people have spent much of their lives working to help others--working with farmers in Africa and teaching in India--so they don't really have anything in the way of a savings cushion.


In an effort to help raise money for treatment, Abra has set up a crowdfunding project, THE CIRCUS OF BRASS AND BONEa crowdfunded steampunk serial story which follows a circus traveling through the collapse of civilization.

You can read online or download the podcast to get your apocalypse fix! (
http://www.circusofbrassandbone.com).



I'f you'd care to make a donation, you can do so via the website link in the picture.

I'm sure you'll join me in wishing Abra every success with her fundraising efforts and a full and speedy recovery for her mother.


ETA:  My apologies to anyone who tried to connect to the PayPal link I gave.  It seems you have to get to it via the website.


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bogwitch64
Sep. 13th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
Wow. Join my good wishes to yours. Heading over there now.
bogwitch64
Sep. 13th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
When I click on the link, I get "fatal failure."
msstacy13
Sep. 13th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
or did you mean the paypal link?
bogwitch64
Sep. 13th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: or did you mean the paypal link?
The paypal link. :(
bogwitch64
Sep. 13th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
Re: try this
:( Same thing. I wonder if I go through Mozilla instead of AOL...I'll try it. Thanks!
jongibbs
Sep. 13th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: try this
Sorry guys. My bad. You can still get to it via the website though :)
bogwitch64
Sep. 13th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
Re: try this
Oh, good! Thanks, Jon. And thanks for trying Stacy.
jongibbs
Sep. 13th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: try this
Indeed. Thanks, Stacy :)
msstacy13
Sep. 13th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: try this
Hm, yeah, the does work.
Imagine that.
Oh, wait, you did...
:)
mmerriam
Sep. 13th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
I'm going to link this post around, since you've already done the hard work of creating it. Thank you for giving my friend a signal boost to her project.
jongibbs
Sep. 13th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Michael. I hope it helps.
msstacy13
Sep. 13th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I reposted this on LJ,
and linked to Circus of Brass and Bone on FB,
which I hope alos helps...
peadarog
Sep. 14th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
Very sorry to hear this. It's one of a great many posts I see every year from people in the US who can't afford treatment, but I never, ever see any from Europe.
jongibbs
Sep. 14th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
Sorry, Peadar. Just deleted my previous reply. Perhaps this isn't the time to be talking about this kind of thing.


Edited at 2010-09-14 11:19 am (UTC)
peadarog
Sep. 14th, 2010 09:15 am (UTC)
You honestly think that people dying of cancer or those who love them would accept that if there was another way? I certainly don't.
peadarog
Sep. 14th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
Good point! Feel free to delete my reply to you if you want to keep your blog quiet...
jongibbs
Sep. 14th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
no offense intended, Peadar, and I'm not trying to keep it (or you) quiet - as if... :P

I just feel this comment thread isn't the appropriate venue for the old 'European Healthcare is better than US healthcare' discussion, though as you may have already noticed, I sent you an LJ message response to your other comment. I'd be happy to discuss it further with you that way if you like.
peadarog
Sep. 14th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
No offense taken at all.
ext_257009
Sep. 14th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
CaringBridge
Does Abra's mother have or want a CaringBridge site? I'd be happy to set one up, though it is easy to do. Here's more info:

http://www.caringbridge.org/ourservice
jongibbs
Sep. 14th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Re: CaringBridge
Thanks for the info, Terrence :)
ex_camillea
Sep. 14th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
Fabulous title.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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