Grace Lee Boggs, the pioneering Asian-American activist who’s helped inspire generations of community organizers, is near death. Boggs is 99 and has been in hospice care since September, and now those closest to her are urging supporters to donate what they can to help aide her final transition. From a website set up to accept donations:
Grace has always put the needs of others before her own. But now she is in need of your support. In September 2014, Grace went into hospice care. Over the last month she has become stronger, and it seems will be with us for much longer. She has been welcoming old friends and keeping up on world events. Still, she requires 24-hour care.
As you might know, there is very little public support for quality care to keep our elders in their homes. Grace’s resources are nearly depleted and those of us around her are limited in how much financial support we can all provide. Her care costs $8,000 per month. This is frankly more money than we have ever raised.