In the last few days I have been following a particular thread in the Artfire forum. One of our sellers is very ill. In fact, she has stage 4 lung cancer and the prognosis is not good. She may only have a few months left. Her name is Jean and she ran a jewellery supply shop called LadyHawk.
Health care is covered and not a problem but, and this is hard to write, she hasn't the resources to pay for a funeral. She doesn't want to be a burden on her family.
Some of us have been discussing ways in which we could help and a small fund raising campaign has been set in motion. Many Artfire sellers and craftspeople have volunteered to donate a percentage of their January sales and I am one of them. I will send 10% of the proceeds of any January sales and, failing that, she can have what's left in my PayPal account.
Collections have been made showcasing the volunteers' shops (see one of them below) and we have all added the tag "jeanlove" to our listings. If you want to help, please go to www.artfire.com, search the term jeanlove and buy anything that takes your fancy.
If this is not possible, as I know many of us are strapped for cash at the moment, then prayers or general good vibes sent in Jean's direction would be just as much appreciated.