A Friend in Need
Hey everyone, I’m not a big fan of writing a “bleg”, but for this, I’ll make an exception. To make a long story short, my friend has had a really tough life, and it was just made tougher when her father was diagnosed with CNS Non Hodgkins Lymphoma last month.
For those people curious, she has a website that she had been using to feature some of her works.
And now, the actual reason for my post:
”***ANY and ALL donations above the goal will be donated to either “The Lymphoma Research Facility” or to “The Johns Hopkins Weinberg Facility**
(Sorry in advance for the long background story…)
Because I have so very little to lose by doing this, I have decided to set up a mini fundraiser to try and collect enough to get myself a cheap upright piano.
The goal is $500.00. I figure I could find a cheap upright for $200 - $300. The rest would be moving and tuning costs.
A piano is something I have longed for since I was forced to give up mine many years ago. My father had the house he was renting sold out from under him.
Walking away from my piano left a void within me that I have never been able to fill since.
As many of you are aware, the last four to five years of mine have been …. difficult.
I had a long term relationship/engagement end. Prior to that, my fiancee developed Lupus which had shut down their kidneys for months.
After that, I was laid off from my job.
As many others did, I attempted to go to college and get myself into a better place in this world. I moved to Savannah and spent three glorious semesters there until SCAD computing messed up my class roster and dropped me from two of my three classes. By the time I realized it, the registar and Sallie Mae would not release the disbursement fund for my housing. Nor would they release money for my classes (because I was considered “less than a halftime student”).
I ended up homeless because I couldn’t afford my rent.
And then my Oma died. It was one of the hardest and most painful moments of my life. She was the world to me.
My father has a brain tumor and now my Mom-Mom …. is gone.
Everything is rolling me headfirst, down, down, down… and I am running out of healthy coping mechanisms.
Is this a desperate plea? Probably. I’m am terrible at taking care of myself in times like these and worse at voicing my own personal needs.
It doesn’t matter the amount that people give. Nothing is too small.
For those who help me to try and reach this goal, let me know who you are. I want to be able to thank everyone personally for the donations.
If you aren’t comfortable with that, I completely understand. I was raised to be thankful and mindful to the charity of others and my charity to give.
Thanks guys. For listening. For understanding, and *especially* for all the amazing support you’ve given to me in these very difficult times.”
So yeah, If you can even give a dollar, that’d be fantastic, If you can spread the word and share it with other people, I’d also be incredibly grateful!
PS: I put this in music because I couldn’t find a better category.