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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-11-20 15:59
Subject: [cancer] Generosity
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
I've been receiving some very kind emails, along with cards and letters and a few packages. tamiam sent an inspiration book and DVD. Deborah Ross knitted me a fine hat. And today, a very kind and thoughtful librarian sent me a generous monetary gift.

That last gave me significant pause in an unexpected way. Yes, this cancer is expensive, and difficult. On the other hand, I'm well-insured (by American standards), and I have a good income from the Day Jobbe. Taking the gift very much in the spirit it was intended, I endorsed the check to The Clayton Memorial Medical Fund. That way the gift will be used to aid Pacific Northwest writers in more need than I am.

To that end, if you're moved to contribute money in this situation, please send it in my name to:
Clayton Medical Fund
P.O. Box 5703
Portland, Oregon 97228

If you want to knit me a spiffy hat or send me an art project or something, feel free to do so at:
Jay Lake
P.O. Box 42611
Portland, Oregon 97242-0611

I want to emphasize my profound gratitude and humble surprise at these gifts. Friends and strangers alike have been stunningly kind to me in this journey. You are wonderful.

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Twilight: Buddies
User: twilight2000
Date: 2009-11-21 00:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
While you're wonderfully easy to like and do nice things for - it doesn't hurt that you're a nice guy who takes care of others as well :>.

I'm thrilled at the discoveries of friendship you're making!
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User: ygolonac
Date: 2009-11-21 00:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Monetary gifts? WTF? Damn dude. I didn't get any monetary gifts. But then again, I didn't have the pool of fans to draw from that you do.

Those biscuits you posted a picture of earlier are making me hungry.
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jeffsoesbe: yeff southpark
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2009-11-21 00:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:yeff southpark
I remembered you saying, during your first bout, that if people wanted to do something they could send donations to a medical emergency fund for writers. But I had forgotten the name!

The Clayton Fund is an excellent cause - perhaps a separate post on it??

I hope everything goes swimmingly, man. We will miss you at Orycon, but carry on in your awesome spirit.

- yeff
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Karrin Jackson
User: karjack
Date: 2009-11-21 00:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You touch a lot of lives in a lot of little ways. I don't comment much, but I read your blog regularly, and every day there is at least one link your link salad that interests me, and it makes my day just a little brighter. Then of course there is that whole writing gig you've got going, that is both entertainment and inspiration.

Thank you for posting the address to The Clayton Fund. I'll happily pass this along.
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User: deborahjross
Date: 2009-11-21 00:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:teddy bears
So glad you like the hat. It was fun to do and turned out wonderfully scrunchy so you can push it back or pull it down over your ears as desired.

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Eva Whitley
User: wouldyoueva
Date: 2009-11-21 03:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What kind of spiffy hats do you like? My hobby is loom knitting, and hats that look like this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/elisapadilla/3189925813/) are really easy to do. Let me know if you'd like one.
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Peter Hollo
User: frogworth
Date: 2009-11-21 03:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You really don't want to receive an art project from me...
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CJ Marsicano (CJマルシカノ)
User: cjmarsicano
Date: 2009-11-21 04:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
On a more amusing note, Bookseer.com coughed up this list when I typed in Green: http://bit.ly/wsh93

Edited at 2009-11-21 04:50 am (UTC)
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