my Name is Niclas, i am 17 and living in an orphanage (I’ll explain later, why that is important). Now don’t get me wrong, I live a happy life, have amazing friends and living in an orphanage isn’t actually that bad. But I have one problem and it is making me sad and feel helpless.
My friends and I used to play games. Usually after school and during the evening. You know, the usual stuff. Valorant, Rocket League, Minecraft, Among Us at that time, we tried out new games from the xbox game pass, and I quite enjoyed it. That was about 9 months ago, before my laptop just died. Since it was pretty much my only expensive piece of tech, I was treating it very well, keeping it clean etc, but somehow, and I still didn’t know why, the GPU seems to be dead. I tried updating the drivers, taking my laptop apart, cleaning it even more, but when I finally went to a repair shop, they told me my GPU was basically grilled. And so i was left with a broken laptop that didn’t allow me to do even simple tasks, since the integrated graphicscard was struggling pretty hard already.
And what makes me sad is: I will be graduating in about half a year and my friends all have rather good PCs. They have recently upgraded them and of course they still play games together, but without me. And it just makes me incredibly sad to see, how all my friends are having fun, while I lay in my bed and think of how little time I have left with my friends, before we seperate and live our own life. And It just hurts me, because all I hear is “when will you be able to play with us again” or when I see them play games as a group on Discord, while I can’t play with them. I know it might not sound like the end of the world to some people, but for me it is really important, since there isn’t much left I can do with friends. I meet up with my best friend during the weekend and we watch movies together, which is probably the highlight of my week, but I want to play games again with my friends and enjoy the time I have with them.
Now, if you are wondering, why i mentioned, that I live in an orphanage: We only get money, to buy essentials, such as stuff for school, food (we cook for ourselves), snacks, etc, so there isn’t much left beside maybe 5 or 10 bucks every month, but when I have time, I work in a restaurant after school, yet I still have not enough money to buy a PC, even If i work until 9 or 10 in the evening.
That is why I’d be more than grateful, if someone out there could help me afford some parts of my PC. It will probably never be a $5000 high end gaming pc and this is nothing I ask for, but if I at least had enough money to afford some decent parts to play a few games again, that’d absolutely make my day!
For anyone that is reading this, thank you for taking your time.
Helping me out means a lot to me, so if you would like to help me, here is my paypalme link: