Statement from Owe Aku regarding our leader Debra White Plume
Many of you have inquired about the status of Debra White Plume’s health and we wanted to update you on her condition. Doctors discovered a mass on Debra’s lung along with a couple of masses in her abdomen. Because of the seriousness of this discovery, doctors decided to begin chemotherapy and radiation before the biopsy results were returned from the Mayo Clinic. Debra is comfortable and surrounded by her extended family and stated that the “anti-nausea meds are working real good.” Owe Aku and especially Ama’s Freedom School continues to operate and Debra is participating, as always, with her wisdom and guidance while our young leaders step up to fill the gap left by her illness We all continue to be encouraged by the prayers and warm thoughts coming in from around the world and are grateful to all of our supporters, friends, allies and especially tiyospaye.
For people that want to assist during this time donations and/or supplies can be sent to Debra’s temporary residence near the hospital in Rapid City.
Some recommendations for donations are: *Assistance with medical house rental. Rather than commute 200+miles roundtrip for weekly appointments and treatments, Debra has secured a rental home near the hospital in Rapid City SD. *Rental House Utility Bills (electric, internet, cell phone) *Gas for transport and for rotating caregivers *Walmart, Target, or Safeway gift cards for a healthy, plant-based diet and household/personal necessities. *Food delivery service to give caregivers a respite from meal prep: Grub Hub available in Rapid City. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org Wopila.