An update on MiHail memorial donations. July 2, 2006 4:24 PM   Subscribe

An update on MiHail memorial donations.
posted by arse_hat to MetaFilter-Related at 4:24 PM (6 comments total)

Many of you may remember that MiHail (she of the infamous mushroom post) died earlier this year. As announced here and here we took up a collection to benefit organ donation and liver research charities.

I offer a belated thank-you to all of you who gave so generously. I held off on making the donations in hope that we could contact MiHail's family but sadly we have been unable to do so.

Donations totaled $355.00 plus $1.00 in earned interest. On behalf of and I have made a donation in memory of Catherine Koos in the amount of $300.00 to The American Liver Foundation as they contribute funding to research immediately relevant to MiHail's disease such as this. I have also made a donation in the amount of $56.00 to The United Network for Organ Sharing as it serves to promote organ donation and it was important to MiHail.

I have had the memorial cards sent to me. Should we make contact with the family at some point I will forward them on.

As a noob MiHail committed a faux pas and brought out the worst in some mefites but she did not run and hide. As we know now getting beat-up on a web site was probably the least important battle she faced.

Thanks again to all. It is heartening to know that as members of a virtual community we can remember those we have lost and that we can do some same bit of good for the wider world we live in.

Also I must thank taz for her help in this.

Take care folks.

Also posted here.
posted by arse_hat at 4:25 PM on July 2, 2006

"some same" = "some small"
posted by arse_hat at 4:29 PM on July 2, 2006

Wow, first I've heard. My condolences.
posted by snsranch at 5:41 PM on July 2, 2006

Well, shit. I remember hearing about her passing, but never heard about the collection. Is it too late?
posted by brundlefly at 6:17 PM on July 2, 2006

brundlefly, if you would like to donate I would be glad to take care of it or you could go directly to one of the two agencies. Any help is a good thing.
posted by arse_hat at 7:22 PM on July 2, 2006

Yeah, it would be good to keep the fund open, at least a little longer.
posted by Eideteker at 10:25 PM on July 2, 2006

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