I’m not going to put this under a readmore because it’s incredibly important.
There’s no other way to put this. My family is in need, and I’ve seen Tumblr work some miracles; so this is where I’m going for help. Recently, my mother started a campaign to raise money to keep us fed, hopefully give us a home if we make enough money.
It’s focused on my 8 year old sister. When she was two months old, she was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus (It means water on the brain. The fluid which cushions the brain is incapable of draining. It causes the head to swell.) and Cerebral Palsy (basically paralysis in certain motor functions of the body. In this case, it’s her left arm and leg, I believe.) She has multiple appointments and therapy sessions, and she needs special care but that is something that we cannot afford.
Olivia- my sister’s name- falls multiple times a week because she thinks she can get around as easily as everyone else. She can’t even pick herself up, bathe herself, clean up her own messes; she needs a constant caretaker who is there at any moment. A house this small just isn’t fit for a disabled child. We can’t continue to live like this.
We’re practically living on food stamps. We pay a monster rent, water bill, electric bill, etc. every month. It’s a miracle that we’re still somehow getting by. We’re a family of six- one disabled- trying to live in a three bedroom one bathroom home that is incapable of fulfilling all of our needs.
I’m begging all of you to donate or pass this along at least. The goal is 100,000 dollars in 170 days. Personally, I don’t think we’ll get to 50,000. It’s all up to you guys though. Any donation helps.
The US is on a superiority high over Russia and gay rights, and yet.
SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS & SIGN THE DAMN PETITION: http://www.change.org/petitions/gov-sam-brownback-void-your-gay-segregation-law
A mother found out that her twin sons—one of whom is blind and has autism, the other of whom is wheelchair-bound from cerebral palsy—were being seriously abused by their father and his girlfriend. When she refused to let her sons go back to that abusive home, a warrant went out for her arrest. Now, she needs your help.
This is a Sioux woman fighting to save her children from her ex-husband and his girlfriend, both of whom are white. Clearly, CPS favors the horrifically abusive white couple over the boys’ Native mother. Please spread the word and consider donating toward Eby’s court fees to gain custody of her sons.
hi, tumblr. i’ve never made a post like this before, and i didn’t think i’d ever have to, but this is a pretty serious situation and i’m coming to you guys for help. i’ve seen everyone here do some amazing things to help people out, and my family really needs help right now.
my little sister, erin, has a disease called osteomyelitis in her left leg. she’s fifteen years old and she’s had it since she was five years old; it is an extremely debilitating disease that leaves her in chronic pain every day, and she’s had multiple surgeries and PICC lines, physical therapy, every antibiotic on the market, basically every possible treatment option there is and then some, but nothing has been successful in the long term. right now she’s on heavy duty painkillers, but she’s built up an immunity. as of right now she’s missing school almost every single day, and the very last treatment option/resort is leg removal.
we aren’t doing well with money right now - i have a single mom who lost her job almost two months ago, i’m chronically ill as well and i am unemployed, we are hundreds of dollars behind on rent and eviction in the near future is a possibility. right now the only way we’re getting any sort of income is selling on ebay. my father is a firefighter, lives alone, and makes a lot of money, but he refuses to support us beyond what is legally necessary. my mother asked him for gas money to get erin to the ER tomorrow and he said no. we have absolutely no one we can rely on right now and we’re in a really tough spot. her pain is unmanageable and she needs to go to the emergency room asap and we can barely afford gas, let alone rent.
i cannot begin to express how grateful we would be for donations, signal boosts, anything at all. my lovely girlfriend is taking art commissions to help out as well, and you can either choose something specific from this post or request a quick little sketch of whatever character you’d like as a thank you, free of charge.
money should be sent through paypal only at email@example.com, and you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. please contact me there if you have any questions, and again, just a signal boost would be a huge, huge help. i’ll make sure to keep everyone updated on how erin’s doing.
thank you so much in advance, everyone. just taking the time to read this means so much to me and my family.
guys i cannot beg you enough to please help my girlfriend out. i will legit do anything for her and all donaters will be rewarded with a sketch of their choosing, or can directly commission me for more complicated pieces, but even just signal boosting would be a huge huge help. thank you so much.
@lerode has been a good friend of mine for nearly seven years now!! her art is rly cute, pls consider donating or commissioning her!!
I’m gonna take a short break from Doctor Who gifs and Harry Potter quotes, and also, I’m gonna ask for your attention, as I have to tell you a little story, it’ll only take a couple of minutes and I’ll try to make it as short as possible.
This is my home, the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Also known as the Pearl of Asia, and for me and many others, a small paradise on earth.
Unfortunately, 39 years ago, one the biggest tragedies of the 20th century took place there when the communist Khmer Rouges took over the country, slaughtering over 2 million people in only four small years.
What was left was an unstable, civil war torn country all throughout the 90’s until very recently.
Now, this is Hun Sen.
Between 1985 and 1993, this man regularly tried to grab the power to keep it to himself. In 1998 he succeeded and became the one and only Prime Minister of Cambodia.
He hasn’t left ever since and only owes his status to corruption, violence, threats and murder. It has always been a well known fact in Cambodia that if you are in his way, you are as good as dead.
Among other things, he likes murdering and imprisoning his opponents, kicking people out of their homes to sell their lands to rich foreign companies and faking the ballot papers on election days to make sure to be re-elected.
Oh, did I mention he was a former Khmer Rouge himself ? Well, there’s that. You probably understood it by yourself, he is indeed so mean he probably wears pink on wednesdays like these girls:
So, congratulations, you knew about Kadhafi, you knew about Al Assad, Regina George and Voldemort, now you know about our very own dictator, Hun Sen.
And now we have this guy.
This is Sam Rainsy, the strongest and biggest opponent to Hun Sen’s CPP. For as long as Hun Sen has been in office, Sam Rainsy was there to fight back for democracy, for the basic human rights that we wish we could all take for granted.
Needless to say, Hun Sen was never too pleased with Sam Rainsy. Indeed, the latter has been targeted many a times by violent attacks. The most memorable to this day remains the grenade attack of March 30, 1997.
Sixteen people died that day but Sam Rainsy survived. This merciless and gruesome attack on the opposition remains unpunished to this day. And though never charged guilty, the person to whom we owe that is pretty obvious (hint: it’s not Regina George).
Having his life permanently threatened by the regime, Sam Rainsy went into self-exile and sought refuge in Paris.
The story is not done yet.
2013 was a historical year for Cambodia. Indeed, in july, the elections took place in the country but this time, defying the threats of imprisonment and murder, Sam Rainsy decided to return to face Hun Sen.
Many of us feared for his life, and saying goodbye to him, knowing what he was throwing himself into was hard.
It was almost a miracle when we found out upon his arrival that he had received royal pardon from his highness King Sihamoni. Of course, Sam Rainsy had committed no crime but to dedicate his entire life to Cambodia, but the royal pardon meant one thing, it was lifting any threat of imprisonment off of his and our shoulders.
And when he returned, men, women and children were there to welcome him home. We were not afraid anymore. Or rather, we were, but silence wasn’t okay, it wasn’t an option anymore.
On July 28th, the people of Cambodia went to their polling stations and voted as if their lives depended on it, because it was the case.
But Hun Sen was not ready to give up power so easily. All through election day, reports from all around the country arrived en masse. People who had registered to vote were being kept away from polling stations.
Non-cambodian citizens had been granted the right to vote by the regime, and they did, not only once, but several times, countless times.
People who hadn’t voted yet would show up to the polling stations only to hear that someone had voted for them.
This sparked a revolt among the people who turned against anything representing Hun Sen’s authority and his taking away their fundamental right to vote.
This went on until August 9th.
The real elections results were later on proven to be a landslide victory for Sam Rainsy. Which Hun Sen ignored (I hear you wanna say “duh”, go ahead.)
Sam Rainsy has ever since kept throwing peaceful protests, gathering hundreds of thousands of people every time.
And ever since, the people of Cambodia have hoped to receive any kind of help from the United Nations, or from the supporters of human rights in the International Community, or really, from anyone.
Even more recently, garment factory workers gathered many times to protest against their abominable work conditions. All they were asking for was 120 $ a month. What Hun Sen had to say to this was no, his government only offering a mere 90 $ a month to the people literally dying while making your clothes.
It is very naturally that the garment workers and the people protesting for freedom became one, against one enemy, Hun Sen.
But yesterday, on January the 3rd, Hun Sen once again crossed the line when his army opened fire on the garment workers protesters, with real ammunitions, shooting to kill with AK-47s.
So here. You know a bit of our story, and as you can see, our beautiful home and people are in danger and the world doesn’t know.
How can you help protecting those people you’re gonna ask ? It is easy, spread the word. Share it on you Facebook wall or whatever, tweet about it, sing about it if you want.
I’m not going to give a speech about what’s right and what’s wrong. I’m actually being quite selfish here, my nation is not the only suffering, not the only one needing attention. But this is my home and I care and love it so much.
If you think that spreading the word is not doing much, let me stop you right there. Bringing attention to a dictator can only weaken him and the world needs to know about that one.
And then there’s us cambodians, we need to know that somewhere, someone cares.
In advance, thank you, have a beautiful year 2014.
Stop reblogging the following ***incorrect image***, because it is literally putting people’s lives at risk:
The above is the number for the Baltimore Crises Intervention Center. They cannot help homeless people. They help people who are having depressed or suicidal thoughts. They are currently being overwhelmed with thousands of calls from people they cannot help, blocking out calls from mentally distressed people who desperately do need their assistance. If you have incorrectly reblogged this information, please take responsibility and post a correction.
Even if you haven’t incorrectly reblogged, please consider signal boosting this anyway. The only way to combat that incorrect post is to make the correction as widespread as possible.
Okay so here’s the deal:
My soon-to-be-ex-husband fucked up. He went down to the county and filled out the forms incorrectly so instead of saying he moved out and the people in my household is now 3, he said we all moved to his new address. Then he didn’t check his mail and a bunch of time-sensitive paperwork went unnoticed. He showed up at my house on December 26th with a stack of envelopes addressed to me saying “I don’t know why these got sent to my place but they look important.”
Because of his errors, my insurance and my SNAP benefits (food stamps) got canceled.
I went into the office to correct the problem and filled out a bunch of forms, but they can take up to a month to process.
In the meantime, the kids and I have nothing. My son gets SSI for his disability, but that money is all gone after paying bills and buying other things we need for the month. The good news is I’m all caught up on everything until February and hopefully by then I’ll have everything reinstated.
Until then, I need money for groceries. I’ve tried talking to my ex and he refuses to help, insisting that the secretary at the office gave him the wrong form and it’s not his fault and he won’t have anything to do with it. I’ve done everything I possibly can to rectify things and speed them along, but now I’m at the mercy of the county’s processing services.
I’ve added a donate button to my blog. Any money you send to us will be used for groceries and once my benefits get reinstated I will remove the button.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.
Kenzie, Holden, and Roxie