I have always admired Vivian McPeak's activism. When I moved into my current house, the couple that lives across the street found out about me co-running this blog, and asked me if I had ever heard of Vivian McPeak. I remember saying something to the effect of, 'um, duh, he's one of my heroes!' I have never met Vivian, but I have seen him fight for freedom from afar since well before I co-founded this blog in 2010. I could go on and on about his work, but instead I suggest Googling his name, or looking for him on YouTube. He's amazing.
Vivian has fallen on some hard times due to health issues, and a crowdfunding effort has been started in order to help cover some of his health expenses. Please, from the bottom of my heart, if you are able to donate please do so. Below is more information about the effort, via the GoFundMe page:
I am trying to raise enough resources to cover the testing, medications, and treatment I will need to take care of some chronic health challenges I've been battling for some time. This dollar amount includes fixing my teeth which are a component in my health condition. Anyone is free to contact me personally for a comprehensive report and for updates along the way. I will be using Facebook posts to talk about my status, and giving reports along the way. Please only give if you are able to, and don't give a penny more than you can afford to. Please don't feel bad if you can't make a contribution, I'm confident that things will work out. Much love and appreciation to all.