Derek Markham, along with Adam Shake and a few others, welcomed me into twitterland a year ago, supporting my messages and work, and I’ve always been happy to support back. He’s a sweet man, modest, a good caring father, a great writer writing about things that need to be written…and like so many worthy jobs, like teaching, he doesn’t make a ton of dough yet doing so (though I hope and believe heroes like he will make more and more as our economy transitions toward service and need and away from bubbles and greed).
Recently, over Twitter, he mentioned he was a bit out of it, doped up on Percocet. What?, I asked, a crawling sensation in my gut. Yeah, he said, got into a bad accident recently.
And now, to the rescue, for the thousands and thousands of us who depend on warriors like Derek to bring us the good green news, let’s lend a hand. I’m broke, but I’m giving what I can. Please do the same. And whether you do or don’t decide to help, please forward this link.
One of our green friends needs our help, and I am hopeful you guys can chip in. Adam Shake from Twilight Earth, Jerry James Stone (from every green site on the net – the guy is a content wizard!) and myself, David Quilty from The Good Human, have started a fund for a good friend of ours and yours – Derek Markham. Derek is the writer of Natural Papa and a contributor on several other green sites, and he is always spreading great news about sustainability, natural parenting, and “doing the right thing” on Facebook and to his 10,000+ followers on Twitter. The man has got some serious fans in you guys that love what he does online – and now he needs our help!
A few weeks ago Derek had an accident that left him with a trimalleolar fracture in the ends of his right tibia and fibula. Ouch. This accident has left him laid up at home with thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills. Derek is the breadwinner for his wife and kids…
click here to read the rest of A Green Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed—it explains the situation succinctly and touchingly.
But first, donate here, if so inspired: