I’m Amy and I lost my job in March 2020 when I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic encephalomyelitis from a burst ear drum infection. Developing this condition seriously changed my life, I can no longer do the things I used to do like go for long walks, and some days even brushing my hair takes all my strength. I’ve achieved a degree, given speeches in front of 2000 people and now I have a stammer when I try to speak or think due to the CFS/ME. When I had to leave my job because I was too ill, I was declared bankrupt and lost everything, this had significant impact on my long term depression. A year later and I have managed to find the positives in this new life I have had to adapt to and have decided to build a life for myself doing what I love, digital art. I am starting an Enamel Pin shop made from my own designs but I need help raising the funds to launch my first collection. I have managed to save enough money to make 1 Enamel Pin, a little dragon, but a shop cannot contain only 1 product. Below is the quote I have received to make a collection of 5 hard enamel pin badges, with a total quantity of 500 pins. This will allow me to launch my shop into the collectables, pinning and art communities and hopefully build a life I can be proud of. Any support that you can provide would mean the absolute world to me and I would never be able to thank you enough. Please help me turn my life around and thank you so much for taking the time to read my story.