Friends Needing Help: Urgent Repatriation

Some very dear friends of mine―a family I’ve known for years―are in need of help. They’ve had a rough time of it in the UK, despite efforts to thrive there and remain close to Mike’s father, but their situation has arrived at the point where they must return.

As my mind is full of all they’ve been through―an excerpt:

“We are a family of six, living in the UK. Five members of our family (three of whom have Autism, and related co-morbidities) need to return to the United States. This matter is very urgent, as we are also in a state of homelessness.

We came to England over four years ago, out of a desire for Mike to spend more time with his father, in his golden years.

Recent changes to the United Kingdom’s immigration laws, have made it so we are no longer able to remain as a family within the United Kingdom. Our provider and dad (Mike) will never have the means required to support us in accordance with UK immigration requirements.”

Much more here: Urgent Repatriation Of US Disabled Family

If you donate any amount, I will email you a digital copy [4200x3000px/11x14in @ 300dpi ― JPG or PNG, your choice ― prints well up to 16x20in] of Dreams of Color. This is an artwork that I do not sell on any gallery site, so you’d be one of the few to have it. Just email me to let me know you’ve donated.

Dreams of Color by Karen Gadient, 2014

I realize that immigration is a touchy issue, but I hope you’ll help. If you can’t donate, please spread the word and share the link. Since returning to the US is no longer optional for them, any help is welcome. Thanks for listening!

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Filed under Art, Autism, Color, Digital Artwork, Family, Friendship, Life

4 responses to “Friends Needing Help: Urgent Repatriation

  1. What a horrible situation! I’ll do what I can!

  2. That’s a scary thing going to another country, even if it’s not a scary country, there’s no telling how things will work out. I’m not sure I’d never dare do this, laws keep changing quite rapidly these days, and I’d feel quite uneasy about it all. But a brave thing to do for those who dare. It must be a very worrying time for them all, especially needing to stay together. I shall certainly tweet it Karen, when I get back on Twitter. I really hope things work out a lot better for them all very soon!

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