Guest Author, Fundraiser, and Performer: Michal Victoria
Join me on this journey as I do a musical while under treatment for Lyme Disease! Please sponsor me at $2-10 per performance (13 performances) as I use this opportunity to raise money for those suffering from Lyme Disease who are homeless and/or unable to afford treatment. Monies will go directly into the gofundme campaigns of some of the neediest. Even a small contribution could give someone hope to stay alive. It did for me.
I can’t believe it, but rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Cannery’s “In the Mood” start tomorrow! I’ve had a rough 4 days this week where I was so weak and bed bound, I thought, “how the hell am I going to do this?!” But my healer came to the rescue and I had a treatment and am feeling like I can do this.
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Randy Buchler is a treasured small farmer and educator based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He and his family run Shady Grove Farm, a highly efficient, diversified livestock and permaculture agricultural operation that provides high quality certified naturally grown products to the community as well as empowering educational opportunities to people of all ages.
The Buchler family needs our support at this point to help Randy get the Lyme disease treatment he needs and to keep the farm going at the same time. His health issues attached to the Lyme symptoms have become increasingly severe in the last few months and the most effective treatment available to him is not covered by health insurance. Without strong community support at this time, the future of Shady Grove Farm could very well be in jeopardy.
Hundreds of people across the country have all been touched deeply by the Buchler’s and their farm. They have poured their time and energy into their land, the animals, the community and work for the common good for many years. They have overcome many major obstacles in the past, as illustrated in the film. Now is the time to pour support back to them and help Randy get the help he so desperately needs and deeply deserves. Thank you for your time!
UPDATE: Randy has been able to start treatment and it is going well! He needs to continue treatment but is running low on funds. Please support Randy, the Buchler Family, the farm, and the greater community by sharing his story and/or making a donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/shadygrovefarm