I’m well aware I’ll probably get flamed and trolled on, but I asked Mr. Wizard’s permission to post this topic, and he said that it was perfectly fine, so I’m going to give it a shot.
I’m looking to be a photographer for my career, and I just recently got a brand new DSLR camera for my Graduation from my parents, which I’m super thankful for. I’d like to go to Evo with it, and try to photojournalize the event. The problem? I don’t have the money for me and my Mom to go. Being that I just turned 18 on the 14th of last month, my parents are pretty hesitant to just let me go alone, which I completely respect. In a way. Long story there, trust me
My dad has congestive heart failure, and has 15% of his heart working. My mom has peripheral neuropothy in her hands and feet, which means that she can’t feel anything, but she’d still be willing to go with me, just so I could go and so it would ease my dad’s mind. Me and my mom are insulin dependent diabetics, as well. I’m looking to go, again, to journalize the event, and to be able to play, because I know it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.
So I’m asking for the SRK community’s help. I’m asking to see if anybody can help me and my mom go to Evo this year. I have absolutely no money, so I’m asking if anybody can find it in their heart to help and donate for us to go. If you really want to know why I want to go and play, I have one blog entry. Go read it if you’d like.
I’m not sure how much it would cost for the 2 of us, but I heard that it would be around $400-$500 a head, but that’s just a number from some friends of mine. You all can be the judges on how much it would cost for both of us.
Donations can be sent to my paypal at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any and all donations are appreciated, and I’m asking for the fighting game community’s help. Feel free to tell your family and friends, and let them know the situation at hand, if you’d be so kind. Living in Michigan the economy sucks, and jobs are a rarity here, else I wouldn’t be doing this. I hope you all know that.
Thanks for your time, and thanks for reading if you made it this far.