Steve Sellers has been an integral part of the Portland (OR) Scooter Community for over a decade. He has touched our hearts as much as heâ€™s touched our scooters. Recently, after what seemed to be a very bad and very endless cold, he was finally diagnosed with Congential Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy. Since the heart was in this condition for quite a while, he has blood clots which are detaching and have caused him one major and one minor stroke. The long-term effects of all these factors are yet to be determined but we know the long-term costs will be extensive. Like a lot of people who work for small businesses, he doesn’t have health insurance.
In the next couple of months, PDX scooterists are going to be doing multiple fundraisers and raffles to help Steve cover more basic expenses like rent and kitty litter. How can you help? Glad you asked.
I’d like to ask all of the Scooterswaggers out there who’ve had their Swag posted on our site to please consider donating to this cause by sending us raffle items. It could be anything – wine, socks, etc. (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the raffle coordinator’s name and address.) And remember – these are tax-deductible contributions!
Or, if you’d like to help out in a more direct way, you can donate much appreciated cash. Below is a link to Steve’s page on Scooterrelief.org. You may recall me asking you to donate to Scooter-Relief on behalf of Scoot! Publisher Josh Rogers earlier this year. He has said that he greatly benefited from donations from fellow scooterists so it really is a success story:
Here’s a link to Steve’s own site where you can keep updated on fundraising and his progress:
Thanks so much!