I have dealt with depression my whole life. Back before I even knew what it was, it felt like a dark cloud in the background. I concentrated on the good things in life and that helped me get through life.
We lost a family member to suicide in 2011 and I tried to pick myself up after that but by 2014 it had all gotten too much. My depression got worse and I had to leave my job.
I have worked hard ever since then to build myself back up, but we can only do so much. I was not able to maintain my car due to lack of money and it eventually broke down altogether. There are lots of other things that I need to fix up. So many things seem to have fallen apart.
Now that I am making money from Steve the vagabond I am finally able to start paying bills again (which my parents had been paying up until now) which makes me feel like a functioning member of society again. Things will continue to grow, but any money that I do get is going to go towards bills and other debts. It is going to be a long time before I start making enough to even start saving.
Having a car again will allow me to get about more easily and to go to interesting places in Cape Town and the rest of South Africa. I would like to make cool videos for you guys of the cool stuff in my country. I don't want books, or video games or DVDs for christmas. The only thing I would like is for my car to get fixed. Will you help me collect enough money to fix my car?
Thanks for being a great community and here's to a great 2018 :)
P.S. At the time I created this fundraiser, R15 000 is about $1200 so you can get an idea of the exchange rate