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A Modest Proposal

Right on schedule, I’m due at the doctor’s office for another ‘routine’ visit later this morning, meaning I have to physically appear to renew the prescriptions for my various medicines. As usual, I’ll be driving, which isn’t a problem…provided I make the four transfers from my wheelchair to and from my Honda safely.

This is the day I always dread, since when I’m out of my chair I’m about as agile and exposed as a snail out of its shell. I’ve said it before, these transfers make me feel like I’m roller skating on the edge of the Grand Canyon. If I fall, the drop is only a few feet, but as I’ve found from previous experience, once I begin to fall I have about no control of how it’ll go, and the concrete garage floor or the asphalt of a parking lot is what I’ll hit with my full weight.

The good news is, we’re well on the way to removing this hazard from my life; the fund to modify my Element stands at about 11.1%, largely due to the influx of new viewers and donors last week when Dr. Tom Woods boosted the blog’s visibility by posting my letter asking for his help on his web site. I couldn’t have asked for clearer proof that this project is working!

My job now is to keep up my requests for additional publicity from some of the ‘big guns’ of the internet that will be likely to keep the donations coming from that fraction of additional new viewers who’d be inclined to donate. There’s another factor at work: as a result of last week’s event, I’ve been contacted by some terrific local folks who are willing to advocate for me with local church and charitable groups. With this kind of help, I’m confident that we will prevail in a short time. As I’ve long known, there are a lot of people out there ready, willing, and able to pitch in for a cause like mine, once they know about it.

With that in mind, I’d like to ask my regular viewers for a favor (I know, demanding l’il cuss, aren’t I?): if you haven’t already, could you please tell just two people in your life that you think might be interested to have a look at this blog? If everything pulls together as I know it can, we can be done with the project by my next physician’s appointment three months from now.

If I can regain my mobility in 3 months, not only will this dread every time a medical appointment draws near be removed, but I’ll have much of my life restored that this stupid, mindless affliction has taken from me.

Three months isn’t that long a time, but with the help of the internet, we can do it. It’s a lot to ask, I’m aware, but I’ve never been in such an urgent situation before.

Please help get me out of this mess.

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