UPDATE (6/15/11): A charity auction is scheduled to help benefit a fund to defray Leslie’s medical costs. Please check out our events section for more information.
We at All Romance / OmniLit / ARe Cafe would like to extend our positive thoughts and prayers to bestselling author L.A. Banks, who is currently struggling through a very serious illness. Many of us have had the opportunity to meet Leslie Banks at various book events over the years – her enthusiasm and love for the reading community is infectious, and if you ever had the pleasure of talking with her you can’t help but smile. We are saddened to hear of her current condition and hope she is able to recover.
We have also learned, too, that as a result of Leslie’s illness there are a number of expenses mounting. A number of book bloggers and well wishers have passed on information, which we also provide here. To make a donation to help Leslie cover her bills, you can contribute here:
Leslie Esdaile Fund
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2404
If you live in Philadelphia, PA, you may take donations directly to any Police and Fire Federal Credit Union branch. Please be sure to note the account number. You may also send them to the P.O. Box listed below*.
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union Branch Locations:
901 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Leo Mall, 11705 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116-2515
Davisville Shopping Center, Street Road, Philadelphia, PA
Andorra Shopping Center, Ridge and Henry Avenues, Philadelphia, PA
City Avenue Shopping Center, 7604 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19151-2007
Mayfair Branch on Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Northeast Branch, 7500 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Grant and Academy Shopping Center Branch, Philadelphia, PA
You may send good wishes and cards to:
c/o Tina Ryan Wise
P.O. Box 37189
Philadelphia, PA 19148-9998
Unfortunately, Leslie is not able to take personal calls, e-mail, or texts. We wish her and her family well in this trying time
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