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s00j, a.k.a. Skinny White Chick, a.k.a. the lead singer for Tricky Pixie, has been having some hospital adventures, including an emergency room trip and several days inpatient and may have appendicitis and does not have medical insurance. This'll be a low-five-digit adventure, which is to say, a lot.
saveours00j is the LJ community for helping out. Also, you can go buy her downloadable music here, which will help, and she's having a sale on all her CDs to raise money, which will also help.
So, if you know her, go help; if you don't, go listen and maybe you'll like what you hear and buy something, which will help.