I would appreciate it if people could share the two below causes very near and dear to me this year
Up front- thank you for even taking time to read it. I don't post much but when do its always about the cards I collect. Many of you have seen whats come back just the last few months. Just a tiny fraction of a large collection.I've been slowing letting go of stuff for years and selling stuff off to pay healthcare - but a new urgency is speeding this up
FYI other than this hobby I have no social media channels. I don't do facebook, twitter, or any other social media. Just hobby stuff- its all I've known since I started collecting cards in 1969
So if your social media savvy - please pass the below on= I have ZERO prescence on social media - just hobby boards. I don't even own a cell phone- my wife handles anything to do with that part of life
Yesterday was April 6th. It was a very special day to me this year = more than most. Its usually just my wife's birthday. This year that day almost did not occur. While I did not release details back in January about what happened I feel now is a good time to talk about it. My wife had lived a life the last decade filled with pain and tears on a regular basis. She's been living with lupus, spinal pain and a host of auto immune diseases for years now. It caught up to her- and on Jan 21st she finally decided to try and make the pain and suffering end the only way she could
It is only by the grace of God I was able to come home and discover her suicide attempt. Had I not had the proper medical training and equipment she would be deceased. Thru a blessing of God she is here today - the day after her 48th birthday. A day that I hoped she would make it to enjoy after that fateful decision and time spent in the hospital
It was not easy getting here- she very nearly succeeded in her attempt
I am trying to now help my wife succeed in her new life by doing everything I can to assist her. I have begun to divest myself of nearly all the cards I am holding on to here in Las Vegas. Even if it includes getting rid of cards I've collected for 50+ years .If I get home next year will do the same to my storage units back east.
The below link is set up to try and make our tiny goal. I blew thru our entire savings account to get her to this point
Its been 3 months of frequent mental health appointments and tons of doctor visits
I have some funds in the bank- enough for us to eat regularly and pay the normal bills
Little else- eBay sales ramped up big time the last 2 weeks as I prep to move us on
Plenty of PSA graded items have been listed and are going to be listed
My goal is for a new bed that has a memory foam mattress the spinal doc says will help her sleep better on. She averaged less than 3 hours sleep for 10 years folks. Think about that next time you sleep
The last few weeks with new meds and lots of medical help we are up to 5,6 and sometimes even hit 8 hours
What you and I take for granted she has worked her way to.
This goal also is for getting us out of the place where she tried ending her life so she is not reminded of a bad choice she made. I am doing everything I can to help make this happen. Even if it is just a few dollars- please help. Also pass the link on to whomever you can. Every dime will help the cause. Donor names can be seen or you can be anonymous
I'd appreciate if everyone could pass this along to whomever you choose.
$2500 doesn't seem like much but is when money is diverted elsewhere for healthcare and basic life stuff
I currently have dozens of items up on eBay and am scanning my butt off to do more. Currently have $210 in bids and hope to net several hundred more in sales by the end
of the month. I cannot do this alone- please help any way you can either by direct donation, buying an item, or passing it along social media My eBay seller ID is 2014bestservice plenty of PSA slabbed items in my store and for auction
ALSO== the below link is her birthday wish. As you can see from this link- HER own friends- not mine- got her to 500% of her goal already. If you or anyone you know have been affected by suicide you'll know why also there.
It is a link for a Suicide Prevention Hotline she hopes to assist
Thanks folks. Took me some time to mull this over and think about talking about it
Its not my nature to release a personal side of myself to others- doesn't come easy
You can understand why I'd be shy about even discussing it
If you ever see anyone with a semi-colon tattoo- more than likely that person is a Suicide Prevention ally and has been affectedby it.