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A Letter To My Daughter

A PumkinHead in the White House

A Real Bad Day For Witchcraft

A Real Reason To Vote

A Time for War, a Time for Peace and a Time to Browse the Bookstore

A Wonderful Piece of News

The Aftermath of Columbine High School

Beating A Not-So-Hasty Retreat

Behind Enemy Lines

Breakfast Will Be Served In Fifteen Minutes...

Building a Circle of Trust

But What Will People Think?

By Their Furniture, Ye Shall Know Them

Caution: Restricted Area

Cleaning Out The Junk Drawer

Community Power Who Holds it?

Community Thoughts on Tempest Smith

Compelling without the Yelling

Confessions of a News Junkie

The Consistancy of Change...

Control-F

Coping with Grief

Cramming It Down Our Throats...

Damned if you do and Damned if you don't

Declaring Your Personal Independence Day

Did Your World Change Too?

Dreaming in The Dark...

There is No Zuul

There's a Rabbit In The Moon...

Excavating the Dinosaur Altar

Fair Use, Copyright and the Pagan Net

Feeding Our Young

The First Day

Gather 'Round The Fire

Getting Back To Nature

Getting Back To Normal

Getting Rid of What Bugs You

Gifts That Keep On Giving...

The Giving Circle

Gods In A China Shop...

Good And Evil: In The Shadow Of Littleton And The Garden Of The Gods.

Good Will Toward Men

The Great Hamster Myth

Happy Beltaine!

Happy Brigid's Day Everyone!

The Heart of A Mechanic

Helping Hands

Helping Our Own

Hidden Hatred Haunts Pagans

Home is Where the Spirit Is

Homosexuality and Public Policy

The Household of Priests and Priestesses

If The Hissy Fits

In A Mirror Darkly...

In Your Dreams

The Internet Reaches beyond Washington

It All Happens Locally

It Is Your Destiny

It's Maypole Week 'Round the World

It's Tribal Time!

January Arrives Wearing A White Coat

Judging Amy -- Wren's Thoughts

Killed a Goat Today

Knot Charming

Learning How To Fly

Life With Mikey

Listening To The Story

Listening To The Woods

Living In A Banana Republic

Living Through A Drought

Logging On and Speaking Out!

The Long and Short Of It

The Love of Ordinary Things

Mabon... a Man for all Seasons

Magick's Arrow

Mamas, Don't let your Babies...

The Media Story Is Often Not The True One

Mercury Has Left the Building

Minding Your News P's and Q's

Mixed Blessings


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Update on Skye

Author: Wren
Posted: September 28th. 2003
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First of all, thank you so very much to all of the kind folks who emailed me with your best wishes and with your offers/intentions to conduct healing rituals on Skye's behalf. We all appreciate this more than words can say. And thank you in abundance to those of you who sent some funds to help with the cost of the chemo treatments. These have been forwarded to Skye along with your address and I am sure when she feels better, Skye will thank you personally as well. Your kindness has been the only light in this situation thus far.

Skye still hasn't been able to find any assistance with the 20% of the bill for the chemo drugs that Medicare doesn't cover as yet. The drug company that manufactures Temador does have a program, but only for those who have no public or private insurance at all. The Social Security Dept. has been no help. There are Medi-gap policies through state and private insurance programs, but the wait for prescription drugs coverage for pre-existing conditions is 6-12 months and the premium would be about $500-600 per month. While that is still cheaper than the $900, per month that she has to pay out-of-pocket for the drugs, she hasn't been able to locate a program that will accept her.

What we thought was a $2000. a month treatment bill is now an over $4000. a month bill. The first dose, it turned out, was only half of what she needs to take every month for possibly the next two years. (The hospital wanted to see how well she would tolerate the drug before setting her up on a full dose.)

Skye is scheduled to have the gamma knife surgery on October 16th at around one in the afternoon at Mass. General. It is an outpatient procedure. Your thoughts and prayers on that day would be very much appreciated.

Right now she is tired and depressed and totally stressed out. If you know of any programs that might help her or simply want to send a card to help cheer her up, you can write to her at:

Vanessa 'Skye' Landry
P.O. Box 1326
Ashland, N.H. 03217

And if you are so inclined, a letter to your Congressmen/women urging them to do the right thing concerning a prescription drug program (BTW, both the House and Senate versions actually cut a hefty portion out of the current Medicare funding for cancer drugs) might eventually be helpful for Skye and the people like her (and who are not all seniors) who are struggling with the catastrophic costs of prescription drugs in the U.S.

Again, thank you for your love and concern and compassion. May your Gods bless you for your kindness.

Wren Walker
Co-Founder - The Witches' Voice
Monday, September 30th., 2003

photo was captured in Salem Mass. in 1995 by Fritz Jung and features Skye luna (left) and Witchvox Staff member/ good friend Christina Aubin.






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