I went without complete health insurance for many years, so this hits a bit close to home: “Alison Gordon — crafter of WonderlandQ, co-organizer of Bazaar Bizarre and Sampler Contributor Relations superhero very recently faced a medical emergency. Like many other independent artists and crafters, Alison is without health insurance.”
Her friends organized an Etsy shop to raise some funds to help out with the medical bills. You can buy something wonderful from the shop, or donate a handmade item of your own. There are details at the Etsy shop, Wonderland Retreat.