Hi, there. I am 22 years old. I have decided to keep my real name private as I fear people I know will find out my story.First of all let me tell you a little bit about me… I was born in a small town in Lincolnshire, when I was about 3 months old my parents moved me from that town to a small village in Surrey.Growing up I went to a normal school, I had many siblings and I had the typical interests and hobbies of any typical early 00s child. However there’s something about my childhood I’ve kept secret for many years…From as long as I could remember my parents (particularly my mother) would Physically and Mentally abuse me. I was victim to many beatings as a child, I was punched, kicked, strangled, had my hair pulled, spat on… Then particularly my mother would mentally abuse me… she would humiliate me in front of people, degrade me sexually and basically would tell me on a regular basis that I was worthless and meant nothing to her. Shortly after my 16th Birthday my mother kicked me out on to the street, I had nothing but the clothes on my back and have struggled to try and build a life for myself since. The past 6 years have been a struggle with housing, managing relationships, issues with debt.I haven’t seen or heard from my family in almost 6 years.I know you may be wondering why I’m raising money… basically because in my life I’ve been given no chances or opportunities. I’ve struggled with serious PTSD, anxiety and depression as a result of my childhood and would really like to progress with my future, and finally have a reason to move forward and strive. I really love dogs and have recently started to walk them… it’s something that I really enjoy doing, (as I suffer with social anxiety it’s difficult to be around people but with dogs I don’t feel like that) and I would love to set up my own business as a dog walker. I’m trying to raise funds for a car so I can get to clients and then other funds to help set up my business logo, business cards and mentoring etc. I know there are causes a lot more worthy than mine, and I know just because I had a bad childhood doesn’t mean I deserve to get this opportunity but I’m just hoping someone could read my story and empathise with me, and be willing to help me out. All I’ve ever wanted in life is a chance, a way to move forward and progress. I’ve been to college and applied for uni but not found anything that I enjoy as much as dog walking and just being around dogs. I really hope someone can feel something from my story.