I received this message from Legal Insurrection:
Our dear friend and colleague Mandy Nagy (“Liberty Chick”) suffered a massive stroke at the young age of 45 in early September 2014.
Mandy suffered significant brain injury from the stroke, and her recovery has been steady but slow. She will need long-term care and assistance.
A Supplemental Needs Trust has been set up, with Mandy’s mother as Trustee. Last year we held a successful fundraiser, but it is not enough to sustain Mandy’s needs long-term. Her mother is not young, and help is needed.
We are holding a second fundraiser on this sad anniversary. All money will go to Mandy’s Supplemental Needs Trust.
Please help us spread the word by signing up for a Thunderclap scheduled for September 22? If we don’t get 250 people to sign up, it doesn’t happen. You can sign up using your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
I never followed Liberty Chick, but I’m passing this along for a couple of reasons. First, she is a conservative in need. And second, something that flows from the first thought: Government welfare supplants communities. If we want to shrink government, we have to help people believe that communities — real ones, not faux government ones — can take care of their own.