Posted: Apr 7, 2009 7:23 pm
tonight in portland, oregon....
Tuesday, April 7th please come to Cheri "Ratgirl" Brugman's Surgery Benefit Show at DANTES!
ED FORMAN is gonna do his regular FUNNY ASS show starting at 8pm....
then we're shooting off into a night of rocking and rolling...
(Brandy Hotknife and Charley Poison Idea's new band!!)
we're asking for $5 or whatever you want to donate.
only at Dante's this April 7th, 2009!
let's party and raise some money for one of Portland's old homegirls who's living in Istanbul, Turkey and who has recently undergone some serious medical crap and needs help!
you can donate directly here:
let's party it up for a real rad lady.
you can catch up with her here!!:
here is a forward of an email she sent out about what's happened to her...
"Hi, as most of you know nothing about this, it may come as a surprise, but I need to have surgery soon on my uterus for a nasty tumor which is causing me a lot of problems and discomfort... I have been losing so much blood that I was beginning to get anemia. Not to mention horrible pain... they don't think it is cancer (luckily), but they will do a biopsy to be certain (especially due to my family history of uterine cancer).
I don't have any money for this surgery and biopsy. It will cost about $2000 USD (luckily I am in Turkey, it would be much more in the US!). I never thought about asking for help, but some friends heard about it and decided to try to collect some money to help me (thanks Sue and Danny!). Danny had the idea to do a Pay Pal fundraiser, that way people can contribute anything they can, if they can, even if it's only 5 bucks, it still helps. I'll also miss a couple weeks of work which will set me back even more, especially since the Turkish Lira keeps falling against the USD, and I get paid in Lira.
I know everyone is having a hard time with money these days and I am guessing that most of my friends are broke too... I don't expect everyone to be able to help of course, but if anyone is interested in donating a little to the Pay Pal fundraiser then please go to this link http://cyclecide.com/ratgirl/
Thanks a lot, and don't worry, I will be fine, I just have to get this done soon.
Hugs to all and I hope someday I can come home to visit :)
Love, Cheri RG "
FYI, since this message her appendix got a perforation on it and she had to have emergency surgery for that on top of everything else. when the doctors cut her open they discovered that her entire reproductive system was infected, they literally found her to be full of PUS and had she waited one more day she probably would not have made it. fortunately, much thanks to her tough constitution and tenacious grip on life and the Turkish medical system, she's well on the mend.
but she's still facing many overwhelming financial burdens and definitely needs our help!
please forward this to any mutual friends and hope to see ya there!