Surviving through darkness
Hi, my name is Shane. I'm a young activist in Thailand and have dedicated the past 5 years of my life for the LGBTIQ+ community, and still going.
In November 2019, I was sexually assaulted. Since then, my journey has been difficult. I didn't realize that for the next few months after that, I was shutting down more and more. I stopped asking for help, I stopped communicating. I stopped being me. I went numb.
February 23rd, 2020 changed everything. I wrote a very chilling letter and I almost took my life. My support system turned the city upside down to find me and they saved me that night.
Since then, my support system has raised funds for me to go through therapy and get medication for my PTSD from the sexual assault, major depression and anxiety, and panic disorder. I have had to stay on medication ever since March of 2020 and that will continue for a while longer.
Every month prior to now, we've been raising 156 USD to help pay for my therapy bills. However, there is a cheaper way. For 1,200 USD, I can get therapy for an entire year.
For 1,200 USD, I will be able to pay for 12 months of therapy at 22 USD a week for the rest of the year. This will have to be paid at one time.
This would make the cost at 1,144 USD. The rest of the amount will be used to pay for any taxes or any costs of transfer of money or fees for the fundraising website.
As a thank you before you donate
Thank you for being there and supporting my journey, it genuinely means the world to me. If you cannot donate, I understand, feel free to share the fundraiser, you never know who among your friends might be able to help.