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19 September 2006 @ 10:35 am
Offering for Master Doug Harris  
Do you know Master Doug Harris? Did you ever go to The Sanctuary Of A Dark Angel in Atlanta?....Did you know Master Doug had a stroke?

What would happen if you were suddenly struck with a catastrophic illness? Who would take care of you? If you did not have insurance to pay for basic needs let alone long term assisted living, or even in-home care, where would you turn? What would become of you and the people caring for you?

As much as you may love that person…..love won't pay the bills.

Unfortunately, this is the situation that Master Doug Harris and his family faces. Master Doug has suffered a massive stroke and heart attack. He is unable to speak, move himself or care for himself in the simplest of means. He will require vigilant care for a long time. Due to the fact that Master Doug had no health or long term care insurance, Doug's sister, Mary, will care for him in her home and make his life as comfortable as possible. She is a RN and has the medical knowledge to care for him and has the love to want him to be secure and comfortable. But her love and knowledge will not cover the necessary equipment, medications and other necessities to care for Master Doug.

Why should we all help?

Master Doug never considered that thought when he made the decision to open Sanctuary. Master Doug was always there making himself available for council which many of us took advantage of. He sat
and talked to us for hours on end trying to help when we reached out for help. Never did he turn his back.

Doug Harris was the recipient of the Unsung Hero Award in 1997 and the Pantheon of Leather Publisher's Award in 1998. Papa was the owner of Sanctuary Of A Dark Angel in Atlanta, once one of the nations premier play spaces, a place of understanding of all people, a forum for education and safety, providing a social outlet as well as a place for counseling and learning. He closed the fabulous dungeon in 2002 soon after his slave, boy bob Harris died. Master Doug is a lifestyle Leatherman with over 40 years in the scene and has been committed to promoting a sense of community among the people who are dedicated to the lifestyle and are often recognized for their efforts in unifying all sexual preferences among players in the SM community.

Today and in days to come, Master Doug needs our help. A Paypal account (https://www.paypal.com Recipient: DsanctuarySir@aol.com)has been set up to accept donations for his care while other options are researched. It seems many want to do something, here's your chance. Even a small donation will be greatly appreciated. If you wanted to send a card, send the $3.00. If you wanted to send food, send the cost of the meal. If you wanted to send flowers, make it a heartfelt donation to his personal care instead. Personal messages can be sent to DsanctuarySir@aol.com for Mary to read to Doug.

After all this man has done within the Leather Community, shouldn't we honor him with the gift of life?

~The Sanctuary Family

Please crosspost this message if you desire.

`Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.'
~Pearl Buck
(Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Master Doug
I was one of Master Dougs boys working and living at The Sanctuary back in it's hay day. I see this site is quite a few years old now. What is his condition now?
Aleckgregorysgirl on September 7th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Master Doug
You may want to contact archerselegant for more information.