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A Fellow ME/CFS Patient in need

One of our fellow ME/CFS sufferers, Heidi Hayward, is about to get evicted from temporary housing and will wind up homeless. She’s quite sick and can’t survive on her own.

A friend of hers started a GoFundMe page to help support her until she can hopefully find a place to live.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/disabled-artistactivist-being-evicted-duringcovid

From Heidi:

“I had to flee an abusive situation and I'm living in a hotel paid by the County emergency housing fund, but the fund is depleted and they are kicking me and several disabled people out with nowhere to go.

We have housing grants, but there is literally a 0% vacancy rate in Washington State, Skagit County, and 75 people applying for every new rental. The shelters are full, and people with disabilities with accessibility/mobility needs and a housing voucher can't compete with renters with cash in hand

I have reached out to my representatives and the media. This is an unintended consequence of the eviction moratorium, and is surely happening elsewhere too. In areas where there was already a lack of housing, nobody moving out means nobody can move in.

Please donate, and share my fundraiser. Also, please help me get in touch with media contacts. I think there's a bigger picture story here, and I care about helping others affected by the same problem.”

Let’s band together and give whatever we can so another ME/CFS patient doesn’t die on the streets. If you live near her (Washington State, Skagit County USA) and you’re able, maybe you could offer her a temporary place to stay. Anything you can do to help. One more ME/CFS death from this shytstem is too many!

If you’re able to help you can reply in the comments and I can get you in touch with her through a friend.

Thank you! <3

Donate to ME/CFS research at the Open Medicine Foundation to help stop the suffering of millions and end ME/CFS.








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