Devs Making A Difference: Struggling Developer on Disability Needs Help Supporting Sick Grandpa:
4. I stumbled upon developer Nicole Archambault last week on Twitter, and I was incredibly heartbroken learning about her situation. Although she herself is financially struggling and on disability, Nicole is still trying to support her 87-year-old grandfather who is battling cancer. She is now asking the public to help her pay for his medical costs after health care professionals told Nicole they need to transfer him into a skilling nursing home that will cost her $8,700 per month. Nicole, who is already behind on making her own rent payments, says she will also have to pay the rent for his apartment until she moves everything out.
If you feel moved to help as I did, you can contribute money through her GoFundMe account, where she is trying to raise $20,000 for her grandfather. You can also connect directly with Nicole -- whose birthday inconveniently also just passed yesterday, Sept. 30 -- on Twitter, and support her web development studies and coaching work there as well.
"Devs Make A Difference" is a feature where I spotlight different ways developers are making -- or can make -- a difference, whether that's in the world or within the tech community itself. If you have any suggestions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Check out last week's feature about how to find a tech job dedicated to fighting climate change.