Hello, my name is Dominic.
I am a 45 year old guy from Melbourne, Australia married with three children.
l don't know a lot about crowdfunding but l have finally decided to give this a go and follow it through.
l have started to write this on a number of previous occasions but have always pulled out, mainly for one reason. The two people l am doing this for would never ask me too or at the very least wouldn't want anyone to know it is for them. Like so many of us too proud to maybe ask for or admit they need a little help and as much as l would love to be able to give them some more assistance unfortunately l am not in a position to do much more than l already have and then someone suggested this might be another way to help.
I should point out that l am wanting to raise some funds for two separate people and for two separate reasons.
Firstly is to help out my sister in law and her family. Unfortunately she has cancer and has been given only a short time to live and l hope to be able to make the time she has left as memorable and as comfortable as possible and l also hope to be able to give her something to leave for her husband and her son when her time does come to an end as life has been a bit difficult for them and of course at the moment things are really tough.
The second person l am trying to help is a very close friend of mine. He works in the construction industry and has come across some very difficult financial times due to a couple of builders going bad on him on a couple of big jobs in quick succession. He's always been a very careful operator and never taken on too much or put himself at too much risk but was convinced too take on a couple of larger projects that then went very bad. He has spent ten of thousands chasing money owed to him but like so many times especially in the construction industry there has been nothing there to get back. He is a very proud family man and like many of us stubborn men doesn't like admitting he needs help let alone asking for it but l've seen how much he is hurting and struggling and he has confided in me how close to the edge he is in regards to staying afloat and supporting his wife and two young kids. It scares me to see him like this and to know what might happen if he can't turn things around. He along with some other people helped me thru a very tough period in my life a number of years ago and l would dearly love to return the favour in someway but financially l am not in a position to do so, so l am reaching out as l know their are good people out there who may be in a position to help and all l can do is ask...……..
I know l am asking a lot but please know that any support they receive will help greatly and l know l will and l am sure they will be very grateful for any help.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this.