Wednesday, February 02, 2011

A Vet Bleg

A good blog friend, the pseudonymously named "Max" of Life Beyond Falconry, has a request for a good friend in dire straits. For many reasons Max and I share a lot of info on active people with dire health problems (an instance: Max lost a spouse to Cystic Fibrosis, which I have a heterozygous gene for), so I have been aware of Laura's ongoing health situation for a while. What is more, she is not only a falconer-- she is a writer (on car racing), with all the uncertainties the writer's life brings nowadays plus. Here's Max:

"Laura Culley has flown her red tailed hawk Mariah FOREVER (15 years). If you don't know her -- she is an amazing woman who has fought a crippling arthritis to get out there every day and hunt with the bird she has loved since she was an apprentice.

"Two days ago Mariah was chasing a bunny full speed and crashed through a window. She has head trauma but it looks like she'll live. There is a fair amount of soft tissue damage, which will heal, but it remains to be seen if there is permanent damage to her right eye.

"Laura has not gotten much work in the past year, and her financial situation has forced her to move in with friends (goshawk breeders Richard and Becky Brunotte).

"I'm asking people here on Querencia to consider making a donation to help Laura with vet bills.

"If you wish to help, please make a check out to Richard Brunotte (Laura's bank is in Wyoming, messiness) and send it to:

Laura Culley
7060 Garden Lane
Commerce City, CO 80022

With many thanks,

"Max the Vax"

Steve again--- this is straight stuff, and I will vouch for "Max" & co. I know you have helped me-- dig in a bit for Laura? I sometimes think vet bills will bankrupt us before medical ones...

Check in later for an easier dedicated pay site I hope.

Update: here it is.

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Done. Come on everyone, we can do this. Mary Ann