Our friend, MsSpentyouth, is an activist like none other I know. She is a force of nature who is also blessed with a huge heart, humor and humility. She'll tell you that she is nobody to speak of. But I'll tell you that she is a hero.
She's been arrested in the Moral Monday protests in North Carolina, where she is a regular.
She's also a regular at the State House of that State, keeping politicians as honest as is possible in these days. They know her!
She works tirelessly to elect Democrats -- and is currently volunteering whenever her health will allow for Kay Hagan's campaign.
And she does all this with a brain tumor, bone marrow disorders that resulted from two rounds of chemo in 1988 and 1992 (for breast cancer), and tumors on several endocrine glands. MsSpentyouth's spirit is so bright and full of life -- but her body is not supporting it the way it should, through no fault of her own.
Unfortunately, North Carolina is one of those States that turned away the Medicaid expansion -- and MsSpentyouth is out of pocket for a lot of her medical expenses. Her income is very low. And right now, she's in a terrible pinch, owing money for utilities and unable to get the medicine and medical care she needs. For one person, this can seem overwhelming and very depressing. But for a community that puts its arms around the people who matter so much, it is not insurmountable.
A mere $3000 will get this phenomenal person, this angel, through the summer and back to the very necessary activism that she does in North Carolina. You can help, you can send PayPal to kim [DOT] yaman [AT] gmail [DOT] com (I've broken the link to foil the spambots -- but I think you can figure that out...) Or send me a Kos Mail to get an address for a check.
Thank you for all of your help and good wishes...