I’ve known Selene Skye Deme for more than a decade. Over years I’ve come to know something of her story. Her history. I’ve known her as a fellow writer, a brilliant poet, a fiercely protective and hardworking single mother of two daughters and doting grandmother.

Chances are you don’t know Selene. And that’s ok. You’ll just have to take my word that her story is worth hearing.

Selene’s pancreas ruptured inside of her. Her condition has left her with crippling pain that painkillers can barely dull. The tragic thing is that her condition was bungled by the medical professionals who first treated her. Something that could have have been a common procedure escalated into where she is now due to negligence and poor diagnosis. She can barely eat at this point and has to take nutrients via a pic line.

Selene needs a distal pancreatectomy. Naturally her insurance doesn’t cover the risky procedure, despite the fact that her health will only deteriorate without intervention.

There is nothing worse than wanting to help someone and not being able to. Selene has endured much in her life, starting from her childhood, yet she retains a loving and nurturing personality. She is so kind a person that she takes in special needs pets and cares for them. She is a wonderful poet who writes lyrical sorcery in her series of collected poetry. (Search Victoria Selene Skye Deme and you’ll see what I mean.)

There is nothing I can do as a friend except try to spread the word and hope that I can move others to give to a cause that is more than worthy. It doesn’t take much to help out. The sacrifice of a fast food meal or Starbucks coffee can do wonders when added up. We all have bills and obligations, most of us live check to check. It’s understandable that we can’t contribute to every cause that comes up. I’m simply putting this out there because I care and every little bit helps.

If you’d like to contribute to the cost of Selene’s surgery, please visit her funding page. If you can’t contribute, that’s ok. But please use one of the share buttons below to spread the word. Plenty of people use these pages to fund various projects, films, albums and other things. This isn’t one of those projects.

This is life.

Find her story here: http://www.gofundme.com/pevhcc