Apr 2, 2012

Sarah Slaughters Leukemia



Please help a dear friend, Sarah Kirsch, who was an important figure
and driving force in the 90s punk scene and beyond.  She continues to
be an important part of our community, our culture, and our music
scene.

Even if you don’t recognize this name, you probably know Sarah. She
has been a huge part of the punk/radical community for decades as
Mike Kirsch (Fuel, Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West,
Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This
Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, Mothercountry Motherfuckers, etc…).

She not too long ago came out as a proud trans-woman, and almost
immediately was confronted with these terrible health problems. Money
is badly needed— please help, and spread this appeal around!

Details….

Our good friend Sarah Kirsch was diagnosed over summer with
Fanconi Anemia - a rare genetic disorder that causes Leukemia & other
cancers. Despite being put through the f’n ringer by chemotherapy, a
bone marrow transplant and very long hospital stays, Sarah is staying
strong and fighting hard, finally out of the hospital and at home with her
amazing partner Jess and loving full-time caregivers and friends, Paul
and Ilya.

Aside from the unconditional emotional and physical support Sarah has
received from her devoted extended family and friends, donations to
date have been enormously helpful in lightening the financial burden of
this kind of illness. The demand for supplies not covered by insurance is,
however, unending and deepening - from food to cleaning supplies to
lotion to kleenex to parking at the hospital… It is adding up and multiple
life savings have already been depleted.

If you’re able and would like to contribute in this way, please check out
our Wepay account below. There is no donation too small, every $ helps.

https://www.wepay.com/donations/sarah

Thank you.

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