• 24 Hours of Charity for Michael Morones—Let’s Make Them Count!

    Starting this Saturday, February 1, at 6PM EST (3PM PST), an ad hoc group of fans, show cast & crew, and other luminaries of the My Little Pony world will be conducting a 24-hour charity livestream to raise money toward the medical costs for 11-year old Michael Morones.

    The story of Michael’s attempted suicide after being bullied for being an MLP fan touched a nerve in bronies everywhere when Equestria Daily published it a few days ago.

    Although his family didn’t have to suffer the tragedy of Michael dying, the brain damage he suffered ensures a long and painful road to what will almost certainly be a partial recovery at best.

    The money we’re raising can’t miraculously restore Michael to the sensitive boy he was before this gruesome incident, it can help keep Michael’s family from being bankrupted by the bills for Michael’s hospital stay and rehabilitation. It can also show Michael and his family just how much good and love this community has in its collective heart.

    Furthermore, if we can show that love and goodness to everyone in our herd, perhaps we can help prevent others from losing the hope that keeps them going.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or extreme depression, please seek or assist them in seeking professional help. In a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

    Written by SonyaLynn, who is the Convention Chair for BABSCon, which will be donating the first $75 of every membership bought during the livestream to Michael’s family.