By L’lerrét Jazelle Ailith

Last month, comedian Liza Dye fainted on a New York City subway platform and fell onto the tracks. She was tragically struck by the oncoming train. Dye was rushed to the hospital that day and after careful tending to her injuries, it was declared that one of her legs needed surgical attention. Dye does not have health insurance.  Determined to save her leg, she and her friends have begun a campaign to help raise funds for her growing medical bills. So far, she has received funds upward of $58,000. Her goal is $75,000.

You can always donate online at Dye’s “You Caring” page or if you’re in the New York area, today at 7:30 p.m. Free Bacon will be hosting a fundraiser full of comedy, donation boxes, and, of course, free bacon. The benefit will take place at the Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

Screen shot 2014-03-12 at 9.01.31 AMDespite this tragedy, Dye seems to be in high spirits regularly posting updates to her followers on Twitter and using humor to lighten the unfortunate situation. ELIXHER wishes her a speedy recovery.

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L’lerrét Jazelle Ailith is a 20-year-old queer woman of trans* experience. She attends Xavier University of Louisiana and is majoring in Biology with a minor in Women’s Studies. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, L’lerrét has grown to appreciate the importance of fostering community and now dedicates herself to movements that eliminate barriers for marginalized people.

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