I don’t know where to begin…
Should I get straight to it and say what I’m requesting or how much?
Should I tell you a little about myself and how much your donation would mean to me?
I guess I’ll start by saying my name is Aaron. I’m 28 years of age and in live in FL. I graduated high school when I was 17. I wasn’t able to attend college because I didn’t qualify for any college tuition opportunities or scholarship programs. Instead, I went straight to work in the call center industry. Where I learned to how to master customer service.
Why that particular field, you ask?
Because they were one of the few available options that, a young 18 years of age, boy like me, with no previous work experience, could manage.
After of 8 months of working open to close, gaining a total of 110 lbs., and figuring out what adult life is all about. I managed to get fired and fall into a mild depression. By the way, getting fired was 100% my fault.
Over the course of the next 11 years that followed the depression came and went, as did my youth. I’ve learned to cope with it, mostly, but obstacles still arise. It’s like an emotional rollercoaster ride complete with your own personal ups, down, tilts, and twirls. Also, during this exact same time I’ve been living paycheck to paycheck making less than 20K a year. It’s been rough, to say the least.
I’ve been in a rut!
FOR OVER A DECADE.
I just need someone to make a difference and help me escape my hometown. In my personal opinion I feel like it’s the only thing standing in the way of my greatness. I have so many dreams and aspirations for my future but so often these dreams fail due to lack of support and fear that I’ll never be able to get away from the small minded people that reside in this small town.
One last thing. It’s not that I don’t like this town. Small towns are great. They’re normally warm and friendly; and it’s true what they say “everybody knows everybody in a small town”. It’s just that being apart of the L.G.B.T. + community isn’t really accepted or welcomed. The bullying, the hazing, the hate crimes, etc. They’re all present here. I need to be able to get away and go somewhere where peoples’ minds aren’t so small.
I’m asking for any assistance no matter how big or how small. My goal is reach $10,000 USD.
If you took the time to read my donation request (“begging”) letter, I thank you for taking the time out of your day to hear my story and learn a little about what it’s like to grow up in small town, living with depression, and being a homosexual.