Help Me Get an ADD Diagnosis and Treatment

Update posted by AB Silvera On Aug 14, 2017

Look at that percentage. That's at 101%.

We did it. You did it. You helped me with your donations. With your support. With your encouragement. With sharing and re-sharing this fundraiser, telling your friends and relatives, and it happened. It's happening. My appointment for first assessment is booked.

It's the final day, and every little bit on top still helps me. I have some news to share that may illustrate things somewhat. I've not talked about it much, but I've been surviving on a very low income combined with benefits, as I'm a freelancer. My rent was paid with benefits that just got cancelled, probably for good, and I had to get a new job in a hurry. I was lucky, I landed this new job, it's stable with regular hours, but it's part-time, at my choice because it's what I know I can handle. The new job brings stability but I'm not exactly swimming in it: I am simply no longer at the mercy of the government's increasingly draconian welfare measures.

So even though I have this new job, it's just enough to survive and I wouldn't have been able to save the money for the diagnosis. Even though I landed a new job, I still desperately needed this fundraiser to succeed, and it has.

I feel like I'm losing coherence fast, here, it was my first day at work today and I did that plus cycling 7 miles in the rain plus playing football. I just feel incredibly grateful right now.

Thank you, friends and neighbours. I'll start working on making sure rewards are distributed next week, and I'll keep you updated on their progress <3

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Update posted by AB Silvera On Jul 29, 2017

Dear Donors, dear Sharers, dear Supporters, dear Reward Providers, dear Friends,

I have a few news bits for ya. First off is that we've smashed past the 70% mark to get near to 80%! Not only that, but we're actually past the 80% mark if we add a contribution a friend gave me offline. I-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e.

You may also have noticed I added another reward in there, this time it's for German language classes! My awesome friend Gloria will provide a beginners language class, and future classes with them are provided on a sliding scale! Gloria is so cool you guys. They'll totes teach you all the cool cursewords if that's your jam!

Because we're getting so close to the goal, and the fundraiser has been a slow burn throughout, I felt it wise to extend it by two weeks. I know, it's a bit cheeky, but we're so close to the goal, I really feel that we can make the goal with a little more time!

As always, thank you for your continued support. It has meant the world to me that people have come through for me like this. Keep sharing the links, consider donating if you haven't yet and you're able, and I'll see you in the next update!

xoxo Ari

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Update posted by AB Silvera On Jul 25, 2017

Greetings again to one and all!

Holy smackaroons, friends, I'm truly humbled that we got this far. Honestly I didn't think this campaign would do this well. Nearly 70% funded! It's amazing. And you're amazing. You've been sharing it, you've been talking about it, you've been talking me up to your pals, and you've been donating and getting your mates to donate. You have been incredible and have me feeling I'm not alone in dealing with all of this. It felt quite insurmountable when I first came up with the idea of doing a fundraiser. And now things just feel possible, you know? It sounds like a small thing, but the feeling of being able to find a way to work through a big problem, the concept that this problem may have solutions that can be enacted. All I'm saying is it's big, and it feels big, and it feels awesome and most of all it feels kind.

For our final week we have a new reward: a pack of 3 zines by my talented friend Niamh K. Niamh is a comedian and zinester from Ireland based in Wales, and her geekery and love for wrestling are goddamn infectious. So it's just as well she's done zines on wrestling and other parts of geek culture! Three of them, available as a single pack for a reward price of £7!

Not to mention there are still plenty of other rewards still available! You could get a small crocheted item, for example. It would go brilliantly with what you're wearing. Looking cute, by the way, keep doing whatever you're doing. Anyway, you could also get a class from the incredible Lora O'Brien, who teaches a number of classes related to Irish history, culture and spirituality. You could get a screen-printed t-shirt from B which would definitely brighten your day and make you happy to wear it. And you can get a painting from the ridiculously talented Frak Art. Seriously, I'm blessed to be surrounded by all these talented people that have kindly donated their art, their work, their services and their creativity.

So we're at the final week! Please keep sharing the link to the fundraiser if you can. If you've been considering a donation, now's your chance before it's gone! I am certain we can get to the donation target in a week, or at least pretty damn close to it. I believe in it, and I believe in you, tonight.

love,

yr friendly neighbourhood AB Silvera


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Update posted by AB Silvera On Jul 04, 2017

I promised you more rewards were coming, so buckle up, buster, and get ready for some truth juice! OKAY!

First off we have the talented B who will screen-print you a t-shirt with one of the following rad queer slogans:

-Gert Lush Well Queer

-they them theirs

-self love club

-non-binary is beautiful

-how dare you assume I'm straight?


The fabulous B has also provided their services to make a plushie to order as a reward. Their plushies are BEAUTIFUL! Adorable! Motivational! Full of fluffy bits inside of them!

And last but certainly not least, you can purchase an online class from Lora O'Brien. Lora is a good friend who teaches authentic cultural and spiritual connection to Ireland. If you'd like to learn more, check out her very comprehensive site at http://loraobrien.net/. Lora is the real deal, a no-bulshit, authentic guide to the world of Irish culture and heritage, and I recommend her wholeheartedly!

That's it for today! There's still more rewards a-coming but not for the next few days. In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine if, like, it's sunny where you are or whatever, or enjoy just, living and breathing oxygen. That's pretty neat, eh? Enjoy that. AND SHARE THE HELL OUTTA THIS FUNDRAISER! DEFIANT! WORMHOLE! ZOOM!

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Update posted by AB Silvera On Jul 01, 2017

Hey friendos!

As you can see, I'm already 25% towards my goal. That is, simply, AMAZING. I am humbled by the generosity of both friends and strangers. Awesome!

So today's update is two-fold. First, of course, to say GO YOU in helping me do this! Holy shit, life feels at least 25% less terrifying now. At LEAST. So yes, thank you thank you thank you.

Secondly is that I've added some new tasty tasty REWARDS! A small crochet as well as a magical charm, both courtesy of my friend J. Isn't that rad? A bit of magic for your daily life. And that's not all! I've also got a few more rewards coming down the pipeline, we're just finalising the details with the reward providers, so keep your eyes on this for even more super cool stuff!

okay now go enjoy the rest of your weekend you saucy susans and lovely lumps! Get outta here! Go! Have! Fun!

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A Small crochet project, like a cute crochet bee in Pride colours for example but it\'s at your discretion, from my friend J

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A pack of zines by Niamh K on geek culture, from wrestling to trains, including poetry and cartoons!

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Need some magic in your life? My magical friend J will make you a small charm to carry with you with spells for peace, protection, or other things you may need!

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A screen-printed T-shirt made by the one and only B, containing one of multiple queer stencils of your choice!

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A handmade knitted hat or scarf! My friend C will make you one in the colour/size of your choice!

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A one hour German class with my friend Gloria! Gloria is a native German speaker and can teach basic vocabulary and expressions to a total beginner. Reward is for a single one hour class. To continue classes, Gloria provides a sliding scale, ain\'t that awesome? NOTE: Glasgow Residents Only

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A hand-made plushie to order made also by the magical B! Incredible! Cute!

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Three counselling/coaching sessions from Sophia, a sex-positive, queer and poly coach/counsellor!

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An ink illustration or watercolor painting by my friend GP!

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A class from Lora O\'Brien, who teaches authentic spiritual and cultural connection to Ireland. Lora is AMAZING! You can pick from her classes at http://loraobrien.net/learning/

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A painting! My friend G aka \'frak art\' is a talented painter and he\'ll take a commission from you!

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