Let’s help Ria, Okay?

RiaD is a Kossack, and a friend of mine.  

She might be a friend of yours, too.

I know she’s a friend of Something the Dog Said, ’cause he cross-posts his Sunday Bread threads to Ria’s blog:


What have we, as a nation, become, when nice, middle-class people like Ria and MrD can no longer afford to see doctors…or pay for the medications that can keep them alive and moving?

What have we, as a nation, become, when shlubs like me work 50-hour weeks in total pain b/c I can’t afford time off from work & still pay rent?

But this ain’t about me.  It’s about Ria, and her COPD.  She needs the prescription medications.  She has been feeling poorly a lot, these last few months, and it’s b/c she can’t afford the necessary drugs.  And that’s just WRONG.  Worse, it’s immoral.  It’s anti-Christian, too.  I think I am angryest of all at those self-promoting so-called “christians” who are destroying the social safety net of this country.

But that, too, is a side issue.  Right now, what we need to do is make sure Ria gets enough money to pay for her meds.  She’s one of us: she’s a Kossack and she’s a liberal, and she’s on the side of the angels, unlike the GOP.  Show some love.  Keep a Kossack alive:

paypal link is HERE

If you have an extra five bucks, well, everything helps.  It will mean the world to Ria — and to her grandchildren.  (Ria: Insert pics of grandkids here, plz.)


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  1. It’s our dear friend Ria, after all.

  2. wants to donate but can’t get the Paypal link to work.  This is all at Orange, of course.  I don’t know what to tell him.

  3. But [string of epithets deleted] paypal can be a pain in the [string of epithets deleted].  Arrgh.

  4. Hugs!

    • Diane G on April 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Right now I am surviving on the kindness of strangers, Mike left us totally screwed. I mean TOTALLY.

    Today is my meeting w/ SS for survivors benefits, a month later and no idea how many months it will be until those come in.

    I so wish I could help.

    Its bad enough that Mike’s work is throwing us a benefit to help Jake & I get by. Medical bills, no income for almost a year, back everything…

    But if the benefit does well, I’ll try and pay some forward to help you, because thats how Karma is supposed to work, paying it forward with LOVE, as you all have done for me.

    We don’t live in a vacuum, and those who try find their life is deh suck! We live in a web of love and care. One I want to be part of…



    • Xanthe on April 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I am incoherent.  How much longer are we gonna have this jammed up our a*** canals.

    I think we have to consider our future in serious terms –


    • mplo on April 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    and if it would get cashed, since I don’t trust paypal and things like that.

  5. I am sorry to hear of your troubles. You have given this community so much and your spirit never fails to lift me up. I will donate right now as I’m doing my bills today and your first. It makes me angry and sad that good people have to be sacrificed and do without the basic’s of life, what have we come to as a society. Bless you, I wish I could do more. Get well and take care.        

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