As many of you are aware, our former Guest of Honor, Charles de Lint, had to step down from Chicon 8 due to the illness of his wife, MaryAnn. There are now two fundraising campaigns to raise money for additional therapy for MaryAnn as she continues her long recovery from Powassan: a new Patreon for Charles, a Go Fund Me, and an online auction to be held later in the fall.
In order to improve, in order to go home, MaryAnn needs much more therapy – of all kinds, and much more frequently – than the Canadian healthcare system can or will provide. In addition, the past 11 months have been incredibly difficult for Charles, personally and professionally, as you can imagine. If you would like to read the whole narrative of this past year, you can find it at either the Go Fund Me or Facebook links below.
In short, they need our help and Chicon 8 is confident that our community will answer the call. Please help however you can.