Some of you who read this blog already know about the plight of Nth American ABD (all but dissertation) student and blogger Badger. Badger's husband is 34 and has terminal liver cancer. They have a young son. An unfortunate outcome of the American healthcare system (which we here really don't have any experience with, so please no snarky comments) means that Badger has insane medical bills to add to her already unimaginable burden.
The amazing American blogging community is rallying round Badger, thanks to the fund set up by Mary McKinney aka Academic Coach. Please read Mary's post, here, and donate as much as you can spare.
So that I can send some money myself I am auctioning off all the current stock in my ebay shop (if you didn't know or possibly forgot, I make one-off handbags from vintage textiles) and all proceeds over and above the cost of posting the bags to the buyers will go directly to Badger's fund. This is a chance for you to get a cool bag for yourself or to give as a gift and to do some good with your money at the same time.
One of the bags for auction. That link again:
So please, please, donate and bid away! Links to this post or direct to Mary's fundraiser post are highly encouraged and welcome too. But money is better.