I really need to get Bonnie Tyler singing Holding Out for a Hero out of my head this morning. If you can do that then you will be my hero today!
When I woke this morning one of the first posts I saw was someone sharing this post from GoFundMe. Lexi Zelin is the creator behind AngelRED couture. Now, you may not have heard of her directly but if you’re a mad fashion shopper like most of us I am willing to bet you have at least one of her creations in your inventory without you even knowing it. AngelRED is best known for producing high quality mesh templates that thousands of designers across SL use to bring you some of the fashions you love to wear…and now she has cancer. She’s 28 years old and has a 6 year old daughter…and she has cancer. Let that sink in a little…
I am not one to seek pity, that’s why I have taken so long to say these things publicly. Through my years as a 3D mesh creator I have been that designer who rarely asks for help and wants to figure out how to do everything on my own. That’s why I am completely self taught. But, during this time I have to set that mind set aside and ask for everyone’s help.
I have already used up all of my savings for these surgeries, tests, scans, doctor’s appointments. We do have insurance but the co payments are insane and we have not met the deductible yet. So, we have been paying high amounts every time I have to go have something done out of pocket. I don’t know how I am going to pay for chemotherapy and feed my child at the same time right now.
I wrote yesterday how my daughter is in hospital and I am lucky enough to be British and like in the UK and not have to worry about the cost of her care. Everything she needs is free. The last thing I would want to be doing right now is having the additional concern of how the hell I would pay for her treatment. Especially not when you’re talking about a disease that could eventually take you away from your family. Her energy MUST be spent on fighting this dreadful illness and not on money.
Lexi (Heather in real life) has taken a brave step in announcing to the SL community that she needs help…and that’s not easy. It makes her rl very public…she must really, really need our help. So, please take a moment to read the page and donate if you can. Or, donate in world as mentioned in the post.
You could totally be her hero today and I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend!
Bed – unKindness – Action Hero Bed – **SPECIAL PRICE** 24 HOURS ONLY 150l$ (adult or PG) for The Neighbourhood Sale 18th July 2015
Body – Maitreya Lara
Head – Lelutka Stella
Appliers – Lara Hurley Maitreya Appliers and Iza Head Applier
Eyes – IKON – Ascension Eyes
Body Freckles – PXL
Hair – Truth – Celeste
Shorts – RAZOR – Micro Shorts
Tee – Whatever – Knotted Tanktop