I just received this urgent plea from my long time sister from the old Ms Boards, Echidne of the Snakes:
I got this letter today, and help is needed urgently:
I just received a very desperate plea from a local clinic for funding for a patient that I will be unable to help. Our fund has assisted 5 women this month and after giving this woman $200, we have depleted our funds without completely helping her at all.
Please read further:
We need $400 more in order to pay the $850 fee of a 2nd trimester patient who HAS to be seen tomorrow, or she’ll be too far along to be seen in the state of Tennessee. In that case, her fee will increase even more and she will have to pay the traveling expenses, as well.
She’s raised $250 and we have given the clinic $200 on her behalf thus far.
She’s a single mom with a 19 month old; co-conceiver skipped town; no child support because that dude skipped town; she is clinically very depressed and extremely desperate. She makes less than $800 a month working fulltime. She makes too much to get any state aid and definitely not covered by TNCare. She became pregnant after her birthcontrol failed to prevent her pregnancy.
Can you help?
Please call me at 865-455-9949 or send a paypal donation to
Can any of you help? Here is a woman working full-time, with a toddler, making $800 per month. and facing an unwanted pregnancy, and where are the “co-conceivers” (because they sure aren’t “dads”)? Nowhere to be found. My heart goes out to her and I hope she gets the help she needs.