As some of you know, I'm a member of the 501st Legion's New England Garrison, a group that's known for its charitable work in addition to its costuming. Over the years, we've helped out a lot of people, either by participating in walks or by visiting sick kids in hospitals. One of our own members in the NEG needs some help, and I'd like to spread the word a bit.
Peter is suffering from ALS, and we've heard that he doesn't have a lot of time. A couple of years ago, the NEG met Peter because of his love of Star Wars: he had been hoping to join our group, but because of his illness, he couldn't complete his costume. The Garrison stepped in and finished it for him, and inducted him as a member. He's now in Hospice care, and doesn't have a lot of time.
Peter's family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with some expenses, and garrison members are starting to chip in. I'd like to encourage you to do so, if you can.
I can't do much, but I can offer a bit of a carrot. If you make a donation of $30 or more, I'll send you a copy of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction. If you're you're from outside the United States, donate at least $15 and I'll get you an ebook copy (Sorry, shipping books internationally is just too time consuming and annoying). Here's what you can do:
- Make the donation.
- Take a screenshot or forward me your receipt for said donation, and an address where I can mail you the book.
- I'll send you a copy of the book. (And maybe another random one as well!)
My e-mail address is: liptakaa [at] gmail[dot]com.
Thanks in advance.