Loquacious is in hospital with a collapsed lung and wanted me to pass this info on. He's been texting from hospital - swedish first hill - and will be in for a few days. He will be coming out from hospital to joblessness and, in short order, homelessness, and with my support and encouragement he is asking mefites for help.
posted by By The Grace of God to MetaFilter-Related at 6:35 AM (339 comments total)
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http://www.metafilter.com/user/17349 is loquacious - please forgive my lack of link but I am doing this from an iPhone at work. As you can see he is a pinnacle of this community - supportive, wise, staggeringly brilliant, and funny. He also suffers from severe post traumatic stress disorder. He also suffers from depression and the stress of being a transgender person. While he has recently qualified for health care and is getting some treatment, he has been couch surfing for a very long time and is running out of options. Due to depression he sleeps a lot, and he has been certified unemployable, but he is incredibly earnest in his efforts to heal. He has been loving and supportive to me from a distance as I have gone through incredibly hard times, and he is one of my dearest friends.
Loquacious gets into temporary housing with a friend, pulls his weight, cleans up after himself and minds his own business, but he keeps having to move on from tiny places on floors and couches. He is a good guest but the moves keep setting him back and he really needs the stability of long term social housing - for which there is a long waiting list. He is looking for words of support - email@example.com, memail or here - or any help that could stave off homelessness and enable him to survive until he can get subsidised housing - the hospital visit today will make the situation even worse of course.
He will be online intermittently but he just had an operation and will be in hospital for the next few days.