Hi Everyone, thank you for taking time out of your day to read my funding preoject. It means a lot for people to hear about it, whether you can help with the funding or not.
My younger sister has been living with social anxiety pretty much her whole life now, it's so severe that she no longer leaves the house, she can't speak to anyone she doesn't know and now she's also suffering from depression as a result of this. For the past 2 years, her Doctor has stated that because of her anxiety issues that she is not fit for work, so really, she has nothing to work for.
As she's turning 18 in a couple on months, she's dwelling on the fact that it's going to be hard for her to even make a living. As her social anxiety is so severe she can't even meet face-to-face with a professional who might be able to offer help.
She is a big, big fan of YouTube, and the people that make regular videos on there, especially the gaming channels, and has always said she'd love to do the same. I hate to see my sister depressed, miserable and just giving up on life, so for her birthday I wanted to give her something so very, very special.
As a family, we were originally going to get a puppy for her, as a companion, a reason for her to get up the morning, and something that she can takeresponsibility over, however our landlord said no to an animal, so this has just deepened her sadness and despair.
So I thought, what if I could help her become a gaming YouTuber, like all the people she looks up to? For her 18th birthday I want to get her an amazing gaming computer, a camera, a headset, games, whatever she needs to get started making videos on YouYube, but as things like this are so expensive, I definitely need your help.
By giving her this computer etc, I can give her something to be passionate about, something that makes her happy, and something that hopefully, with time, will give her a little more confidence and help lessen the depression and social anxiety. All I want is to see her smile, because finally, she is enjoying life. The community on YouTube, I've heard from her, is very close and very strong and hopefully by getting her involved in this, she might also make some long-term online friends.
I would appreciate any help that you could possibly give to help me reach this goal, or if you can't donate then just thank you for reading! But hopefully, together, we can reach our goal, and give my sister the most amazing, memorable birthday of her life!