Saturday, November 19, 2005

Michelle Cable's Medical Fund

Michelle Cable, a writer from Panache Magazine and the members of the band DMBQ were recently in a horrible car accident. Mana "China" Nishiura, DMBQ & Shonen Knife's drummer, did not survive the accident. She was a great talent and will be missed dearly.

Cable has six months of recovery for her head injuries coming and no insurance. So, if you can give, a PayPal account has been set up. Donations can be made to DMBQ and Michelle Cable by using PayPal to donate to the e-mail address
or by sending checks to:
Lovepump United, PO BOX 3241, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA


pmcl said...

I am desperately sorry for this poor woman's plight. Yet only in America can this happen - that public insurance is not immediately available for the victims of car accidents. Why is it that Paul Krugman is about the only writer in the public domain who seems to be aware of this. I see the majority of Americans are in favour of universal health care. But I can't imagine it happening. It would appear that big business would rather go out of business (due to health and pension obligations) than support a rational approach to the problem.

Rufus said...

You don't need to tell me. I'd love to go and teach in the states after grad school, but to do that means running the risk that my wife won't have coverage for the medications that she needs to take. Canada's system isn't perfect either, but for us, it's better.