For those of you who don't know, a member of the MLP fan community who goes by the name "TheLostNarrator" recently underwent some intense surgery. According to her and her friend Magpiepony, she had an "ovarian cyst of an alarming size" removed from her body. How big is "alarming"?
"They said it was the size of a basketball, and it was ten liters."
...10 liters....What a trooper.
Fortunately she appears to be doing well, though her medical expenses are going to be extensive. In an effort to assist her, a group of pony musicians are releasing an album for sale, with a $1500 portion going to pay her remaining bills and upon her request the rest of the money will go to the Jed Foundation.
The album is available now on this bandcamp page: https://ataraxiamusician.bandcamp.com/
"The album (if you purchase it, please do!) also includes a digital booklet full of fan art from artists all tasked with one thing; to draw Lost Narrator in whatever way they saw fit. This digital booklet also includes track listings, special messages from some of the involved artists, and thank-yous to everyone who has purchased the album.
The first $1,500 the album makes will be going directly to Lost Narrator in order for her to help pay her recovery bills. Anything made by the album after that will be donated directly to The Jed Foundation to go towards promoting emotional health and preventing suicide. We've discussed this with Lost and Magpie, and Lost was adamant about the money being used to prevent self harm and abuse. We are confident with your assistance we will pass our initial goal of $1,500 and raise even more for The Jed Foundation. If this is successful, you guys will be a part of a huge event in this community; another time where the entire community united together under a common goal to help others in need.
The album will be posted on my personal BandCamp page at around 8:00-9:00 PST tonight (March 16th, 2016).
It costs $7.99 (or more, if you're feeling generous).
Thank you all so much for helping us in this endeavor. You're helping people while getting some dope music out of it. You guys are awesome.
P.S: We're partnering with Horse News, PonyvilleLive!, PonyvilleFM, and Horse Music Herald for this release. Go support all of those people too, they are all amazing for helping us spread our goal.