Hello, my name is Nathaniel. I am a 30 year old autistic male living in the UK. I want to tell you a little story followed by why I am asking for money.
I had recently been released from prison after 13 months last year being on May 13th 2020 and I had moved back into the old property of mine and when I got there, all my items and possessions that mean much to me were still there. Ranging from a Retrofreak console (a console with different input slots for retro gaming ranging from NES to PC Engine) to a Sega Dreamcast and on the same year I had received a present from a woman whom I loved. A Roland SP404A (A linear wave sampler that’s very known by people who make Hip Hop music) and as a autistic male during this hard time I need something to keep me distracted.
So how does this relate to my title?
Around 23rd-26th December 2020 I went to my father and his wife’s place for the Christmas holidays because I was originally going to go see my mother but however travel was restricted so I had the nearest family member close by. Being him.
After coming back from my fathers, I decided to go to the shops to grab some food and when I entered my property and I had saw my door had been forced open and I noticed a lot of stuff of mine had been taken. Said stuff being the Roland SP404A, Retrofreak and my Dreamcast.
To my dismay and horror, I had felt my world had been taken and I was freaking out and hyperventilating a lot. So naturally, I had called the Police and I explained and they told me over the phone that they had been called to the property and they have been taking care of everything and they hope to try and get things sorted as best as possible and everything returned,
3 months later I have called them and they said that they have given up their search because it was of no importance and they feel that there are other things of a serious nature. So in others words “Sorry sir but you can go **** yourself”. This upset me because the games themselves were sentimental to me because I had these since I was a child and they have expanded as I collected over the years and the SP404A meant a hell of a lot to me because it was a gift.
Now I have looked around for how much it would cost to replace most of the stuff stolen.
The Dreamcast and the games would be around £200 to replace (estimated)
The Roland SP404A would be £400
The Retrofreak and the games would cost around £500 to replace (estimated)
It seems like a bit much to ask for but sadly I have financial issues and the monthly I get (because I am not working) will not cover this and even if I saved up they would have either stopped being in production or have became expensive.
It would mean a lot to me and I would be forever grateful.
(The image attached shows the 3 things I have mentioned. The image on the left being the Roland SP404A which sits on my computer desk. The other 2 images on the right being a Retro Freak and Dreamcast which I had to pull from the internet because I did not have any pictures of them)