Fluttershy is crying. Why? Because she just listened to a heartbreaking story of a very talented person here on dA. The story of Sahtori-Kamaya (Karine Coenen) has been going around the fandom for a while now and some or most of you have probably heard about Karine before. For those of you who don’t know, Karine is very ill with cancer and she will be dead before next summer.
Fluttershy sends out this plea to all who care enough to listen to Karine’s story. Listen to Karine’s new video below and take to heart the message that the Sahtori-Kamaya has for all of us.
Karine Coenen mentions in one of her DeviantArt journals how, despite universal healthcare in Belgium, her insurer seems to be able to legally withhold treatment for her just because she is behind on her payments. Even employers reject her because of her disease, and she can’t expect any help from her abusive family.
For the past couple of weeks, an effort started by Tinker-Jet has been running to help save the life of Sahtori-Kamaya However, with less than 20 days left on the clock, only (as of the time of this journal) $763 of the $30,000 goal has been reached to help Karine get the chemotherapy she needs to save her life. Quite frankly, I’m surprised that the goal hasn’t been surpassed yet. Surely if the pony fandom can raise more than $60,000 in less than 36 hours for a Brony Documantary, then something like saving a precious human life should be a no brainer at a mere $30,000 goal.
Sahtori-Kamaya is a wonderful person and an extremely talented artist. She should not be allowed to suffer and eventually left to die…..to fade into oblivion. Fluttershy requests that if anyone can pitch in to help save Karine’s life with the much needed chemotherapy treatments, then please go to “Karine's Chemotherapy Fund” www.indiegogo.com/helpkarine?c… to help out. If you are not able to help out financially, then Fluttershy asks that you spread Karine’s message around and get the word out everywhere and anywhere possible.
Fluttershy says....Thanks to everypony for taking the time to read this Journal and for listening to Sahtori-Kamaya 's heartfelt message.
EDIT: September 11, 2012 The donation drive has been cancelled by Tinker-Jet at Karine's request. Refunds are being issued luckily so those who have donated are getting their money back.
That video made me cry three times. It was so heart - warming to me! I feel sorry to Karine and I hope her life at heaven gives her some happiness. Even though I don't know this talented artist I hope she still remembers her friends, family and life down at EARTH.
It's cancelled cause of various reasons. paypal took chunks out of the donations and indiegogo too 'big chunks Some people were against it, I got messages that told me:'Die' and 'you are greedy' so i went like: 'I don't want this anymore, it hurts...' I'm to weak to do all the work in one go, the thought only stresses me alot...
and the other reason, someone gave doubts that i'd be a scam. So I felt like: 'no trust, shut it down then' My doctor was here yesterday and she told me herself, more papers, more evidence in the end people will demand you on videotape seeing you preform a chemo
and she was right, i'm paying tinker back cause like i said paypal and indiegogo took off a large chunk of fees
if anyone wants to donate do it directly at me on [link] , fee's will be less if it goes via this and that if anyone wants art from me i rather make a deal and write it down, just note me
also i'm writing here, i've been stupid enough to show some documents online during livestream, 8 people were watching i remember 6 were signed in.
Someone called the hospital I'm in and got via via via to my doctor who spend time with me yesterday to tell Tinker Jet in person on skype what's 'wrong' with me. But Tinker jet came online at midnight and my doc didn't stay that long...
so someone decided to call behind my back, the only reply you'll get of any doctor I have that these informations are 'private' like lawyers and doctors have a pledge. Also the doctor this person called is in specialised 'cancerpatient braintumors' so even she didn't gave any info THAT should be enough So please leave that all alone I would like that person who did this to step up who did this to me. It made me cry a lot, this not the kind of 'help' I need... All this distrust and pain, ithurts me a lot...
(Sighs)....hate to break this to the group, but the donation drive has been cancelled by Tinker-Jet at Karine's request. Refunds are being issued luckily so those who have donated are getting their money back.
More information can be found on Karine's new journal post: [link]
Official Confirmation of the Cancellation by Tinker-Jet here: [link]