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Ella's surgery bills

Update on 9/5: Six weeks after her accident, Ella is now wandering the house and leaping up on beds and bunks and other things that need cat hair on them. She has a limp, which is probably permanent, but she's not letting that stop her. Read the full update here.

Update on 8/1: Ella is doing well! Anne got a second opinion from a surgeon, who said this type of pelvic fracture would heal better without surgery than with surgery. Ella's leg has moved back into the correct alignment, and she's getting feeling back in the leg. Anne is keeping Ella confined to a large dog crate during the day to prevent her from leaping or running and worsening the fracture. It will take four to six weeks for Ella to heal, and she'll need several more vet visits, but if things keep going as they have been, she won't need surgery.

I'll be posting Anne's updates later today. For now, you can read them directly on her Facebook.

The amazing outpouring of support you all have shown Ella enabled Anne to get a second opinion that she otherwise wouldn't have been able to get. She says, "I don't have to go with 'if it was my cat I wouldn't bother.'" It's also covering vet visits, painkillers, and all the other things that an extended injury brings. Anne isn't going to make a final reckoning until Ella is well and truly out of the woods, but right now, it looks like your donations will more than cover the rest of Ella's care.

Thank you all so much. Your generosity on behalf of Miss Ella is wondrous and staggering. As a personal friend of the little grey lady, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

This is Ella.
Ella in the fullness of her dignity

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On Thursday night, Ella came home dragging herself by her forelegs. Anne rushed her to the emergency animal hospital. This is Ella's pelvis...
Ella's pelvis

...which is not supposed to look like that.

It will cost $1500 to $4500 to get medical care for Ella's broken pelvis--$1500 to amputate her leg, $4500 to pin the bone and save her leg. Anne just got hit with a ton of bills and doesn't have enough to cover either operation. Please, donate whatever you can to help save Ella's leg. (Or send a check if you don't want to use Wepay. Message me for the name and address.) Every little bit helps.

And if you can't donate, please repost. Friends-of-friends have already been a huge help.

Donations are now more than enough to cover Ella's medical expenses. Thank you all so, so much.

If you want to link to or repost this from any other platform, please do. Thank you to those of you who are getting the word out, and many, many thanks to those who have donated.

Send questions about donations to morgansong, who's handling the fundraising for Anne. She can no longer accept Paypal donations because Paypal is having issues. Crisis averted.

Updates on Ella's condition and photos are in the comments: Sunday evening, Tuesday morning, and Tuesday evening. She's hanging in there. Brave little kitty. We've raised $1,548 $2,178 so far*--and by "us," I mean all of us, those who've donated and those who've spread the word. Thank you all so, so much. The kindness of strangers has been wonderful. The Internet has made the world a smaller place, and sometimes, it's a smaller, better place.

* $1,771.45 from Wepay and $406.16 from Paypal.

The Magnificent Fundraising for Mark

There is a man in my town who has a story that many of you will relate to as being all too common in this world today.
His name is Mark, and he worked as a landscaper, but was laid off due to lack of business.
He could no longer afford his apartment, and so lives in a tent in the woods.

When the incredibly beautiful soul earthspirits heard of this, she said to me, let's do a fundraising. I'll contribute some of my art, you contribute a copy of your books, you can ask some others to join in, and we'll see if we can get this guy some money.

The response was overwhelming. So far nine (edited - 10 nope 11 -) people total have joined in to offer art, books, or jewelry.
I think alot of people feel as I do... the helplessness to do much for others in this economy is wearying, and it feels GOOD just to help ONE person. I think it helps the people who give, as much as it will help Mark. :-)

And so, with a grateful heart, I begin this adventure. I'll be adding to this post, as people send me more information, so keep checking!

All profits go directly to Mark, handed to him by me, so I can be sure he gets all of it.

Payment is either by paypal or a check to me (the paypal email is essielittleflame at, and you can email me there for my snail mail address if you want to send a check.

And so without further ado, I give you:


Total for Mark so far (to be updated regularly so please check back...)
$ +$115 extra donations
$ 280.90
note- shipping rates listed here are for the US, please PM or email me about international shipping rates
also - I will mark items with a red SOLD when they are :-)

1. from elfinecstasy 
one signed  copy of Temple of the Twelve Vol. One: Novice of Colors    $17.95 plus $3 shipping  SOLD   
one signed copy of Temple of the Twelve: an Experiential Jouirnal      $14.95 plus $3 shipping    SOLD
one signed copy of Temple of the Twelve Vol. Two: Flight of Colors   $17.95 plus $3 shipping

2. from papabear62 
one signed copy of Adventures of Piffels the Elf Vol. One    $10 plus $3 shipping
one signed copy of Adventures of Piffels the Elf Vol. Two: Battle for the Elfin Realms  $10 plus $3 shipping  SOLD

3. from vilaspiderhawk 
All her books are listed here:
one signed copy of  one signed  copy of Hidden Passages: Tales to Honor the Crones
one signed copy of Forest Song: Finding Home
one signed copy of Forest Song: Little Mother  SOLD
one signed copy of Forest Song Cookbook SOLD

4. from jewelz_star 
Check out her work here:
one Kwan Yin bookmark $3 plus $2 shipping  SOLD
one bookmark with an image of a Cornish garden $3 plus $2 shipping

5. from earthspirits 
Four signed prints - you can see them here -

-"Guardian of the Standing Stones"  SOLD $30 plus $5 shipping
-"Diana" $30 plus $5 shipping
-"Nadine's Roses"  SOLD $30 plus $5 shipping
-"Gaia's Angel" $30 plus $5 shipping  SOLD

6. from bunnykissd - one item from her etsy shop that is $7 or less

7.from jennifer_dunne 
one signed copy of Luck of the Irish   $16 plus $5 shipping
also there is a description here:

8. from morriganwind 
one signed copy of  Morrigan's Brood   $18.99 plus $5 shipping

9. from Dal Burns 
one signed copy of Adventures of Phoo $20 plus $5 shipping
one signed copy of The Kookaburra and other stories  $20 plus $5 shipping
one signed copy of Outback  CD  $20 plus $5 shipping

10. from _elven_ranger 
one set of handmade Norse runestones $5 plus $3 shipping   SOLD
11. from mael_brigde 
one signed copy of Finding Creatures and other stories     $20 plus $5 shipping

12. from ladyithildiel - 5 art prints of this image each $15 plus $5 shipping  1 of 5 sold 
                                           5 art prints of this image each $15 plus $5 shipping
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