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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 7:44 a.m. PST

Our dear editor has given us permission to post this appeal.

Hello all. The link below will enable you to donate to an account on for Christy Brom. This is to help financially after the sudden death of her sister Lori Brom. Christy's parents Larry and Sarah Brom died some time ago. Jay Stribling, a fellow wargamer, is the manager of the account and will receive no funds as part of this.


Gofundme takes 2.9% of each donation as "their cut". The other 97.1% will be given to Christy Brom.

NOTICE: Please note that donors need to be careful at checkout on the Gofundme page. Gofundme has an "optional" tip amount already set of 15% that will be charged it the donor does not cancel or adjust this amount. This does not come out of the donated amount but is an extra percentage which is kept by Gofundme.

Thank you so much for your support.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 9:06 a.m. PST

I figured a funding campaign would pop up soon so, thanks for posting.

Out of curiosity, is she aware of the campaign?

Automatic tipping? Seriously? More like, "we hope you don't notice that we are stealing your money." Thanks for the heads-up on looking for and canceling that feature.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 12:16 p.m. PST

To my (limited) knowledge, Christy has no income from this point on and deserves as much help via this opportunity as we can afford.

Going there myself now,


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 3:21 p.m. PST

Done, donation given.
Christy doesn't work?

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 4:09 p.m. PST

Jay & Jim, what a great idea! I will definitely donate and assist by spreading the word locally and globally. Thank you gentlemen.

Mr Elmo29 Jan 2023 6:05 p.m. PST

Christy doesn't work?

I did have similar thoughts. By all means donate if you are moved to do so; but as the saying goes: enquiring minds want to know. Especially where money is involved.

Christy appears to be a competent adult and presumably able to work. She is the sister of Lori so commingled finances should be minimal and Lori's debts should stay with the estate. Maybe it has something to do with TSaTF property, I don't know.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2023 9:30 p.m. PST

Christy is aware of the campaign.


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2023 11:44 a.m. PST


Shardik31 Jan 2023 12:21 p.m. PST

Anyone care to share the story? Who are the Broms and why does Christy need money?

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2023 11:15 a.m. PST

Shardik, the Brom family (Larry, Sara, Lori and Christy)
has been on Wargaming for at least the past 55 years that
I have known them.

Larry (Dad, passed a few years ago) has about 28 sets of
rules to his credit, including the popular 'The Sword and
the Flame' Colonial rules but encompassing eras from
Ancients to Korea.

These rules are available still on Sergeants 3
the website.

Long story short, Sara (mother to lori and Christy) passed
in 2002, a victim of Creutzfeldt-Jakobs disease (more
commonly called the human version of 'madcow')' This
devastated the family's finances.

Larry's passing exacerbated this. Prior to her recent
passing Lori was working and using the website to help
with finances and to pay outstanding debts. Christy is
indeed capable of working and has for years advocated for
victims of KJ disease.

Christy maintains the CJD Aware website which is her
full-time job (no compensation). Anyone can visit the
website and see what it involves, which includes providing
an information resource to those afflicted, their loved
ones and associates and support to those lobbying
legislative bodies to improve funding for research and

You'll pardon the length, but the story needs telling
and, Mr. Elmo, I hope you read it as well.

Mr Elmo03 Feb 2023 5:13 a.m. PST

I think the backstory will help people decide what to do, but I believe I found the crux of the problem

Christy maintains the CJD Aware website which is her
full-time job (no compensation).

You really should only volunteer as a side hustle because it really isn't "a job" otherwise. Once your charity can start paying you a salary you're good to go.

I don't see how the family had debts the Larry/Sara estate would have ended in bankruptcy. I know children sometimes feel honor bound to pay those debts but they are not yours. When Mother Elmo passed I had the joy to tell her she was going to run out of money in about 7 months. At no point did I think of using our money or expect any inheritance.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2023 8:05 a.m. PST

Mr. Elmo – bankruptcy, according to my attorney,
does not automatically relieve survivors from debt
due to parents' medical expenses prior to passing.

If you have other, and opposite, valid information,
please provide. In my own experience, both Mom and
Dad passed without much in the way of 'final
expenses' (except funerary) so, except for attorney's
info, I' ve no clue.

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