Thank you Jun, and Lan, and others who have voiced openly that they know and/or trust this situation to be true. I, like Erik, have been wondering whether this was a scam or not (based on previous experience)and have not wanted to contribute until I knew for sure that this is legitimate. Thank you for clearing it up, and now I feel comfortable sending something to help out. I hate being a pessimist, but unfortunately there are too many situations out there that have created it, and I applaud Erik for having the courage to speak up and ask the question. His asking it allowed people to say what they know, and possibly make it easier for others out there (like me) to feel comfortable donating.
Please send my sincere well wishes to Barbara!