A litterman’s tale

Submitted by Bill Thompson

I might be recognizable from my odd pastime of picking up litter on Orcas Rd. between the Landing and Eastsound over the past 20 years.

For 30 years I’ve been dealing with an untreatable tumor through my left humerus near the elbow. One day I simply raised my arm and it broke, flopping against my leg, this was the second major fracture. At UW a surgery was performed, which replicated one done in Germany in 1956 with hopes it might simplify the setting of complete fractures. To date it is untested. I was advised to file for disability. I’ve had 13 partial fractures since then.

Through the years I’ve been blessed with simple housing, but, not having worked for 30 years; retirement benefits from Social Security have been meager. So, walk a mile in my shoes. Sometimes the clouds in my head can get quite dark. Hopefully, GoFundMe will not only help in lifting the clouds, but also pay for substantial dental work needed. You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/labyrinth-of-lunacy There is also an account set up at Key Bank.

However this ends up, there’s always litter to be picked up. It’s an okay distraction for me. A sincere thanks, in advance, for any assistance.