|Photo copyright LoreleiHI, 2014; all rights reserved.|
Have you ever had to sleep without a bed? I don't mean a night or two in a sleeping bag as a kid, or even as an adult. I mean an extended period with no bed at all.
I have. It's terrible.
When you have disabling conditions, like I do, it's downright murderous.
My beautiful, big-hearted sister River has a diary up at over at the Great Orange Satan for a woman who is a friend to both of us: LoreleiHI. Lorelei has, among other things, hip dysplasia that makes sleeping on an air mattress a problem; now that the air mattress is punctured (by the claws of her roommate's cat) and going flat, it's impossible. She has other disabling conditions, too, and decent sleep, rare at the best of times, is a priority. That's her in the photo above, snuggling her service dog, Púka.
Lorelei is one of those folks who is bright, beautiful, big-hearted, and incredibly talented — and who the universe handed a very short straw from jump. She has faced, and survived, things that are unimaginable to most people. But she needs a little help now. So please, let's take a shot at easing some of her very great physical pain. Let's get her a bed — not another air mattress, which is a very bad choice for people with the kinds of chronic illnesses that we have (yes, that's hard experience talking), but a real bed.
Please go share River's diary with your networks. And if you can afford to kick in a few bucks, please do that, too. For those who want to go straight to her PayPal account, here's her e-mail address to use:
loreleihi at live dot comChi miigwech.