I’m not really in the habit of revealing personal things too often from my actual offline life but I am willing to stretch a little bit in this case. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you might remember that I mentioned late last year that one of my closest cousins suffered from sudden renal failure in both kidneys and was set to receive one from her fraternal twin brother. Her brother cannot give her a kidney because as it turns out, he is inching towards renal failure as well. It seems that their parents will ultimately be their donors. They’re unemployed non-resident aliens w/ some mounting medical bills, spending an arduous amount of time in dialysis and could really use some help. This is not a lazy pizza money fund. I might act high and snooty about asking for money on the internet but only because I’m a spoiled princess with no actual problems but it cuts me deep to know my fam is struggling. I’m doing my part as family and we’re a big ass family but this has gotten a little bigger than us. I always pride myself on being from a family of undoc immigrants because we instill such a culture of care. I grew up in the same house as these two knuckleheads, it was one of those six families a house deal, so the bond is butthole deep. They managed to get a pathway to citizenship under deferred action last year so they have brand new work permits that they just haven’t been well enough to use. Here is a link to their fundraiser, toss in a dollar or two or twenty and reap the karmic rewards or just bask in the glow of shiny, shiny altruism, all that good stuff.