I am the "previous member" (Ian3145) and I'm now far enough past that time to share a couple of things.
The Reefuge community in general was more support to me at that time than my (now ex) wife and when that care package arrived, it not only brought tears to my eyes but helped me dig myself out of a very dark place.
I'm a single father of two primary aged kids and a teen boy and to this day, as soon as I've got them off each morning, I log on here just because it's a great community (I can no longer work or walk much).
For those that don't know I have a rare but aggressive recurring brain tumour that I've been battling for 9 years, in that time my family have been told I would be dead next day twice and I've been clinically dead twice (on the operating table). Although it will continue as long as I'm around, I've survived each round in this fight so far and even now I continue to get moral support from our Reefuge community.
I'm telling you this because I want you to understand how much support can mean, even from people you've never physically met. So even if you can only manage $10, 10 people putting 10 bucks in is a hundred bucks and even with our PBS scheme I still personally spend close to $1500 a year on pharmaceuticals that keep me ticking, I hate to think what Ezza and her family might be shelling out.
Messages of support are important too. Did you know that 1 in 5 of us will suffer mental illness in our life and every one of us will be effected by it???
I'm doing ok, she's not but with help she can be.......
I'm in. I'll make contact to arrange it right now.