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My name is Grace, also known as snowcoma, and I am in desperate need of help.

I have several severe psychiatric conditions, including but not limited to, Bipolar Type One, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Agoraphobia. Lately, these conditions have worsened to unbearable levels, and both my physician and psychologist have come to the decision that I must receive intensive psychiatric care or I will be forced to go into a mental institution. I have been voluntarily institutionalized once before, and it was hell on earth. It did nothing to improve my mental health, and made me even more reluctant to seek the help I need.

In order to receive help from a psychiatrist, I must raise a truly abhorrent amount of money. I am awaiting a call from my new doctor as to the exact sum, but each visit is $150, with the initial visit being higher, and I do not know how many visits I will need. We are looking at the hundreds to thousands range, and I am staggering under the pressure. The state is no help on this matter, and the friends that are taking care of me are stretched so thin financially that there is only so much they can do.

It is my hope that this community will help me raise the money that I need to become stable enough to survive inside my own head. Even enough to pay for one visit is a huge step.

There will be auctions with items including clothing from Lip Service, perfumes from Black Phoenix Alchemy lab, quality leather clothing, and as many valuable items as I can part with.

Whether or not you can donate, please spread the word, because this is an urgent matter and I am barely hanging on. The humiliation of having to ask for help is weighing heavily on me, but it's a better choice than losing myself.

Thank you, and may Deity and/or Science bless you.

17th-Nov-2010 06:56 am(no subject)
If you're one of the winners of my auctions (alliancesjr,crowebasalt and harmonybunny114) please PM me your addresses so I can mail your items to you (and feel free to discuss packaging and such).

I have some sort of flu-beasty, so it may be a few days before I can get them sent out.

I'll be putting more items up for auction as soon as I'm less sick. Thank you to everyone, again, for helping me through this. *hugs you all*
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Apologies for the bad photography! I don't have a digital camera.

Item 1: Noro Scarf

This is a striped scarf hand-knitted of two contrasting skeins of Noro Silk Garden yarn, which is 45% silk, 45% mohair, and 10% lambswool. It's a lovely soft yarn, and the size of the needles means it has a very light and stretchy feel. This scarf is 1 metre (39 inches) long, and 16 centimetres (6.5 inches) wide at its narrowest point.

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Starting bid for scarf: $10

The next three items are promotional pins for Tamora Pierce's Tortall books. She gave them to me at a conference when we hosted a panel together.

Three pins: Tortall shield, Copper Isles shield, and badger clawCollapse )

All auctions close November 25
14th-Nov-2010 09:47 am - Soap Auction Ending

The auction for home made soap is ending in 2 hours and 15 minutes! Get your bids in!

13th-Nov-2010 11:27 am - Auctions closed!
I have notified the winners. If you bid after 12:00 on the auctions, I skipped over your bid, just for fairness' sake. There may be a lightning round as there are two more violins left in total...
13th-Nov-2010 02:22 am - Good news, and yet more mod notes!
Thanks to your donations, I've already been able to refill my expensive prescriptions (that I could have funfun seizures if I go off of) and pay my psychologist for my most recent visit (we are getting into therapeutic techniques similar to ones that have really helped me in the past).

I have also been to see my psychiatrist, and we will be discussing payment amounts at our next appointment. I found him to be very warm and approachable, which is a godsend when seeking mental health care. He was utterly flabbergasted that I had started a fundraiser that was actually working. So there you have it folks, we're on the road to fixing me.

As a mod note, I made the previous post so that any concerned sellers could receive immediate confirmation from me that the money had been sent. Most of you are handling things with paypal receipts, and quite frankly, I trust you guys. You may PM me with any questions, concerns, or LOLcats that you may have.

Also, a big round of applause for end_of_the_mind for single-handedly holding down the fort while cloversix prepared to move house and I was too overwhelmed to be of any help. Beth, I love you dearly, and I will help you count prairie dogs any time*.

* This is a literal thing, not medication-induced babbling. She is performing non-harmful scientific studies in the field. Well, non-harmful until I can convince her to rickroll them.
11th-Nov-2010 01:16 am - To simplify things!
My Face
I will be screening all comments on this entry. Please respond with the name you donated under and the item you won. This lets me get notice to the sellers without GOING INSANE trying to find everyone for confirmation (I trust you guys, but I understand why the sellers want to know for sure).

Also, I have my first appointment today. Wish me luck, and know I couldn't have done this without you. All my love, -Grace.

PS: Still more auctions to come, but my brain kinda fizzled out and cloversix is moving this week. Bear with us!
9th-Nov-2010 03:29 pm - Auctions Ending Soon!
down from the door and back again
My auctions for card readings and fiction will close tomorrow around 5PM PST. So there's a bit over 24 hours to look and see if you want to bid!
9th-Nov-2010 07:53 am - One Day Left!
Only one day left for the Books for a year auction!

This auction is for the chance to get two books a month from me for an entire year! If the auction reaches $100, then you'll get three books a month from me for an entire year! The auction will end at 5:00 P.M. EST tomorrow.
8th-Nov-2010 10:36 am - Antlers! Just a few hours left!
Antlers! Come get your antlers! Auction closes at 1- was originally 12, but daylight savings time? I'm too cool for that XD

7th-Nov-2010 07:16 pm - More auctions to come.
My Face
I have made it back from the wedding alive (barely).

I have several auctions to come, including the leather items (there is a brown coat for the Browncoats!), more gorgeous jewelry and charms courtesy of my Auntie*, and a small closet-culling. I believe there are some other sellers still working out the logistics of posting, as well.

Please direct all questions to cloversix and end_of_the_mind. I am of no use to you right now.

*Contains no actual Aunt, but has been flavored with genuine familial love. May have been processed on machinery containing Aunts.
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