Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fundraising – Goal achieved

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped to get me
on my way to Africa.

As of 5:33pm local Birmingham, England time, everyone’s donations have
come to an amazing $3106 which continues to increase by the day. This
is way more than I ever expected and will help out more than you can
imagine. Even though you may not be in Togo yourselves you are helping
me touch sooooo many people in need. It really breaks my heart seeing
people die because they not only have a lack of basic health care but
because they have none at all...

It is also very confronting knowing people are out casted from their
communities because of a simple physical defect, often forcing them to
beg for a living (especially when so easily fixed). So not only are
you indirectly helping restore many physically impairments (whether it
be remove a tumour, repair a broken leg or suture back a cleft
pallet... just to name a few) but you are literally changing their
whole life and giving them a HOPE for a brighter future, giving them a
chance to re-enter their community and feel human again...

So I really just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has
helped me get on my way to help out in such a place as Togo...

...so as a result of everyone’s generosity and raising over $3000
I have owned up to my end of the bargain and
waxed the following:
- both legs (ingrown hairs everywhere)
- my chest (I actually drew blood on this one)
- my arms (just a few ingrowns left)
- my armpits (I wouldn’t recommend doing this.... ever... I had to walk
around all day with my hands on my hips and that night had ice packs
under my armpits... and a week later the ingrown hairs are just on
their way)
- my head - I am now bald in freezing cold England.. something I don’t
ever recommend...

anyway thanks again for everyone’s support,

May God bless you for your support.


If you want to check out the waxing experience check out the video below....