I’m wigging out. Not from the cancer diagnosis, or because I’m probably hitting menopause soon, or because I’m paranoid that the mouth ulcer i’ve just found is a sign of some bad infection that’s going to send my fever above 38 and straight to emergency…. but what’s knocked me for 6 is the gofundme page that my girlfriend Jaala and friends has created for me over the weekend.
I woke on Saturday morning with facebook messages from friends saying “Can I share your gofundme page?”…. I was like, “my gofundme what?”…..
My legs gave way and I sobbed like a baby in utter disbelief about what was happening. I’m trying to get my head around the heart felt messages of support so the actual figure which has reached over $20,000 is just next level crazy. It’s too overwhelming and insane to process right now. It not only means that I’m going to be rocking some freaken fabulous looking wigs, but it also means that a massive financial strain on my partner and I has been alleviated. For that, we’re forever grateful.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.– Albert Schweitzer
It’s just so hard to fathom the gofundme page…. it honestly feels like I’m observing and experiencing someone else’s life. Some of the donations are from strangers, people that I have never even met before. Others are from people that I haven’t seen since primary school and others, who are like family, are giving more than I know can afford.
I believe whole hardheartedly that there’s always a silver lining to any shitty situation and this past weekend has certainly proven that.