I am accepting donations on behalf of Jane Massey, wife of One_Of_47 who tragically passed away this past week of complications related to Legionnaires' Disease (news story here). The family is currently setting up a fund to accept donations to help pay some very expensive medical bills and benefit their 7-year-old son. I have spoken to Jane privately over the past few days, and their need for assistance is significant and greatly appreciated. While she did not ask me for help, I am glad to help facilitate it.
For those who wish to donate, the account is being handled through PayPal, and you may contribute through Paypal to email@example.com. Any money sent to that address over the next 3 weeks will be assumed to be a donation for the Massey family, and will be given to them once the drive is complete and the fund is set up.
One_of_47 was only the 91st person to register with Gamers With Jobs, and has been a member of our community since the second week we were live. According to Jane, his first order of business online everyday was to check the site. He was a regular contributor to the forums, a donor to the site, a loving father and husband, and a good man by all accounts.
I want to be clear, that this drive is not directly related to the site in any official capacity. All donations contributed will be given to the Massey family (minus any transaction fees charged by PayPal), and we will not be keeping any part of donation money for the site or ourselves. I will be as transparent in the process as possible without compromising anyone's private information. I will also keep regular updates on the total donation.
No member of GWJ is under any undue expectation to participate in this, and there will be neither special treatment given to those who send money nor penalty for those who do not. Again, this is a private effort, and is unrelated to the site. This is, however, for the family of one of our longest standing members who have suffered a sudden and tragic event, and who have a need. I invite those of you who have expressed an interest in helping the Massey family to contribute.
Anyone may feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org .