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Today, blueocean said goodbye for now to Daily Kos.  If you haven't read her diary, it's here:

I suspect there are many here whose lives aren't that much different than hers.  I know there are many more who have seen hard times.  I know I have & that's why I want to help.

"There but by the grace of God go I."  This could be me needing help.  I've been there before & living without health insurance, I could be there again.

I was talking to a friend a few days ago about political blogs & I said Daily Kos was my favorite.  She asked why.  I enjoy many of the diaries & it's a great place to keep up with the news but my main reason is the sense of community I find here.  I don't always participate but I know I can & I feel safe & comfortable doing so.

When I read blueocean's diary, it said a lot to me about Daily Kos that she was comfortable telling her story here.  Lots of people jumped in & wanted to help & I've seen that goodness here before.  She didn't come here looking for help but we knew she needed it & stepped forward.

I don't have a lot of cash right now but I'm a fiber artist & I do have some of my pieces that can be used to help blueocean.  I put 7 items on Ebay to help her out.  Whatever the final selling price, I'm going to transfer 100% into blueocean's Paypal account.

This is a win-win for those who want to help.  You get something fun & handmade & you can help out blueocean too.  And you make it possible for me to help her too.

So what can you get for your help?

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If you just want to save time, you can get to all of them here
The auctions for blueocean have her name in the title.

Some of them are one-day auctions (because she needs help now) & some are for 3 days.  My photos aren't great & you'll find the actual item looks better in person.  These are all one-of-kind pieces so you'll never see another one.

So go & bid.  Help someone out & do a little shopping too.  

And please rec this diary so we can raise lots of money!

Thanks in advance to everyone.  I know you would be there for me too.

UPDATE - The first 4 auctions ended yesterday & I sent $228.44 to blueocean this morning.  There are still 3 more going on that end Saturday around noon (eastern time).

Thanks to everyone!

Originally posted to Fineena on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 01:13 PM PDT.

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