by Tigerkitti Eberdene
Right now I am sitting here thinking about the event I had last night at my castle. I called it "Raising the Roof for Rex and Ray".
For those of you who are not familiar with those names, I must tell you about them.
Ray and Rex are an amazing couple of guys. I have known them for many years, and I consider them to be my family, brothers I never had in rl. They have been together for over 21 years in rl.
For all those they come into contact with on GCG, they become like family to them as well.
Ray is the more outgoing of this couple, with Rex being more the thinker. Either way, awesome guys who will do anything for anyone in need of help.
What led up to my event is a sad, and scary story. Years ago Rex had a kidney transplant.
He developed an infection that caused him to go into complete renal failure. That led to his stay in a hospital 4 hours away from home as they fought the infection and worked to determine what, if any damage had been done to his kidney.
Unfortunately we found out yesterday that the damage is extensive, and he has just 15% kidney function. This means dialysis, and possibly more.
The expenses surrounding medical and travel can be staggering, so this is the reason for my event.
I was so very pleased to see all who showed up. What a beautiful outpouring of compassion and caring!
Darlin was amazing, stepping in on a moment's notice to DJ the event. I had a few others volunteer as well, and for that I am thankful.
The music was great, and Ray kept us posted throughout the event about what Rex was telling him on the phone.
I do believe that Ray and Rex experienced a few tearful moments as they realized just how much we all care about them both. As of today, the amount we raised is $40,000 mc.
I am honoured to know Rex and Ray, and also to know all the other awesome people on this grid.
To see you taking time to help out a fellow member, to see us all come together as a family warms my heart.
I have left the wolf tip jar out, and it will be an ongoing fundraiser for as long as needed.
If you do wish to help, just ask me for the LM.
I know that this is the BEST GRID out there! If there had been any doubts, they were swept away by the generosity I saw last night.
I just want to let you all know that you are amazing and send out the biggest THANK YOU! I can muster.