A Friend in need - Help pay for a fan's medical procedure before it's too late


There are some questions about our world that seem to deny answer. Questions like "why are we here?" or "Why do bad things happen to good people?" or even "Why doesn't the United States have affordable health care?"
While these questions evade comprehension, there is one question we CAN answer: "Is there some way I can help?" The answer is yes, and it can start with one fellow pony-fan's mouth.

Meet Erik. 
He has a disease called "Plastoenamel" (Enamel Hypoplasia). What this means is the protective layer of his teeth is eroding quickly and if it proceeds unchecked he might lose his teeth entirely, and / or cause serious complications, like diseases that can cause brain damage. He needs help quickly so that he can afford the necessary procedure to stop the progression before it gets to that point.

A gofundme has been set up to help cover the cost of the treatment, and other community members have stepped up to provide incentives to get the ball rolling.

If you can please take this chance to help out a friend in need.


Capper's Note:

Over the years there have been many fans that have needed help, and the community has stepped forward with unparalleled generosity time and time again. It's unfortunate that with a community as vast as this one not every cause has been able to be met with the same response (there's only so much that can be done by a group) but the kindness shown from every corner of this fandom, even groups deemed to be "bad seeds" collectively, is a notion that continues to fill me with hope and pride to this day.

As someone who has dealt with the same condition myself since I was an infant (and incurred a lifetime of dental procedures as a result of it, including tooth extractions), I wish Erik the best of luck and hope for the best.

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