My friend thistimearound is one of the best writers on LJ. In the past 14 months she has been hit by a succession of health problems- involving cancer, heart attacks and kidney failure - which- on top of insulin-dependent diabetes- have plunged her into financial crisis. Her small disability income is no longer enough to cover basic living expenses. The situation is becoming desperate.
At my suggestion she has put a Paypal donate button on her info page. Please visit her journal, read her own accounts of what she's going through and- if you can afford it- make a contribution.