Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer] Generosity

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.

Tags: cancer, health, personal

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