Some of you may have already heard, but for those of you who haven’t, resident frills and hello kitty expert Suzuran has been seriously ill and hospitalized the past few days. He’s stable and made it through the worst of it, but he has a long road ahead of him and he needs our support and love.
A lot of you may not know him, but in a lot of ways this entire community owes a great deal to him. He may not hang out much on the forums but he is quite a presence on IRC and in the main East Coast Touhou convention crew. As far as tangible community contributions go, he has been graciously administering and hosting our IRC server on his own time and expense for several years now, after I was unable to continue said duties. But it’s the intangibles that makes him such a wonderful person, and why he needs your help and support more than ever.
He is one of my best friends in the whole wide world, and if it weren’t for him I’d likely not be talking to you guys right now. He has pulled me through rough situations, and has offered me a roof (and to forcibly rescue me) on more than one occasion. He dragged me out and paid for me out of his pocket to go to Otakon the year my aunt got diagnosed with cancer. He’s bent over backwards and taken in perfect strangers and helped them out. And he has more than on one occasion offered to give me an out if my life ever became too much and I needed a reset. He sometimes causes mischief and sometimes causes a ruckus and overreacts. He’s a troll and a goof and horribly politically incorrect, but he means well and would give the shirt off his back. As I like to put it, sometimes he takes things to 14 and get ultra super serious. But hey, he makes life interesting and he’s a good person.
Right now though, he’s the one that needs help. I’d like to show him he still has friends and family across the world, even if they can’t be there in person they will be there in spirit. I am organizing a get well package to send to him and if you’d like to participate please send me a PM or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything, whether it’s a gift, a card, or simply a note of support, it will all be greatly appreciated. I will make arrangements to forward anything you wish to him personally.
Please keep him in your hearts and in your thoughts and wish him a safe and speedy recovery! Get well soon Suzuran!