For almost 10 years, I’ve been doing all these presets, tutorials, demos.. not to mention countless hours of tutorials and more forum posts than I’d like to admit. Rarely have I ever asked for much in return. I’ve always felt that giving has its way of giving back.
About a month ago, my wife and I discussed with a nice Portland Doctor how a fairly common procedure done to about 1 out of 125 boys in the late 70s starts to break down and cause problems in men around the age of 38. I made it to 39. I can’t leave it the way it is. I need to have it corrected.
So, now I need surgery. Actually, I need two surgeries. These surgeries will require me to see a specialist out of state, stay there for a couple weeks, and then head home. While I am out, my family will quite likely need a hired hand to help with our 2 boys while my spouse starts a new teaching job.
How can you help? Well, I am not happy or proud to have say this, but these surgeries will cost well beyond my ability to pay for them, even after insurance. Our budget is stretched thin enough as it is. Not to mention the flights and cost of living out of state for a couple weeks. It sucks. I wish I had another way out of this, but I don’t. I don’t have $50,000 lying around. People will want their money soon, and as much as I throw at them, they always want more. I’ve reached a breaking point and don’t know where else to turn.
So, if you have something to spare, please consider helping out my family defer these costs. I will forever be in your debt.