That's a bit of a grey area, not even us mods can make up our minds. I mean, we can't have a forum filled with people asking for money for whatever reason. Then again, are we to kick a guy/gal when they are already down. Case by case type o judgment deal..
But RR is good peeps, so gonna let this fly.
Wishing all the best and a speedy recovery for his wife, too.
Just hope whatever is donated/auctioned actually goes to them, and not to some scumbag taking advantage of a shitty situation. Or to sites that handle these donations and transactions, like they often do. Well, at least 10 to 25% or something..
And I'm not trying to be sour, blame anyone or say you shouldn't help if you can. Just read the fine print 1st to make sure the money/help actually goes to where it's intended to go.
If you donate $5 to save the pandas, but the donations handling site takes a buck, then there's a transaction fee of a dollar, then tax man takes a dollar, then you convert that to chinese money and the bank takes a dollar. The pandas get 1/5 of the total amount. That's not saving anything, but the system that supports this pseudo-charity shit.
Direct donations, if at all possible, would be the best choice.
Again, not trying to spoil the mood or make you doubt if you should even try to help. But it is what it is 'cause everyone tryinna get paid.