Let me introduce myself
Hello, my name is Borys. We just met but I want you to know me as much as possible.
I'm no one special, I don't stand out of the crowd, that's probably why we never met before. I'm 28 years old, had my birthday 4 days ago, but for some reason I feel that my soul is much older than that.
I didn't have a perfect childhood, but I realize not many people did either. My father was/is an alcoholic, I've lost contact with him few years ago. My mother is my hero, I don't have anyone left in the family except her. At the age of 16 I was diagnosed with a liver disease called PSC, I'm on pills ever since, although the only solution seems to be a liver transplant. But that's not what this campaign is about. I found that ignorance is bliss and I'm trying to replace all that with dreams, hoping I will be able to realize at least one of them.
Moments of freedom
Those are my dreams. You may call them an escape from reality but I think that's the only way to follow those dreams and maybe at some point turn them into reality that I won't have to run away from anymore.
I was able to make some of those dreams come true, well...at least partially. I've always wanted to see the world, so I went to Istanbul for few months and moved to London after that. I know that's nothing compared to what's still out there, but I'll be forever grateful for that opportunity.
"What's your biggest dream?" - you ask...
My biggest dream is to have an average, normal life. With a small apartment, someone to care about, with an average pay, 9 to 5 job, all the life's small problems and all the stuff that comes with it. And somehow I failed to achieve that after so many years of trying. There was always something bigger standing in the way, always, on every step I was trying to make. I know I'm not alone in this, maybe your life was like that too.
What else do I dream about?
Right now, nothing. I've lost my will to dream, but I can tell you what did I dream about just before couple of months ago. About flying, being a pilot, seeing just a bit more of this world, about being a writer, about being a filmmaker, about finally learning to play the piano properly, about being a musician, about being able to finally express myself and proving myself that I can do more. That there's more to life than this. I know how many people have those dreams, but probably not all at once and I know that's at least just half of it. There were so many things I wanted to do in my life it's not even possible to do them all. But that's what dreams are for. They keep you going, so you have things to look forward to.
The impossible dream
To turn back time for a year. Or to be born in USA and live through the 50's and 60's. That would be truly amazing. Or to meet Virgina Woolf and have a talk with her over a cup of tea and few cigarettes. But let's go back to Earth...
What am I asking for?
For making me able to dream again. I know you cannot put a price on that and I know that money can't buy you happiness.
I'm asking you for help, because in yet another attempt to make my life normal, everything has turned against me and I've ended up with huge debt that put me through hell and showed how unpredictable, unfair and terrible some people can be.
I'm asking you for help, because you know your friends in adversity, turns out I have none. My two year relationship has ended and I was left alone by the people I care the most. Except of my mother, but she just cannot help me, but until now I'm trying to protect her from all this and not let her down. That's what's most important for me.
I'm asking you for help, because I still somehow believe that there are good people in this world and even if you cannot support me, I still would like to get to know you, so just contact me, let's talk. That's helping as well, especially to someone who feels completely alone right now in this world.
Help me save a life
because I've not only lost my will to dream, I have also lost my will do live. It's a very dark place and without my dreams it will be really hard to continue this journey. There's not enough space here to describe everything, so feel free to ask anything that comes to your mind.
My Last Effort
I know that's a long shot and the time is short but in few days this debt will destroy my life inevitably. I just need to make sure that I've tried. And I've tried everything except of this. Maybe this will work, even if it won't, at least it gives me a some hope for next few days.
I have created some perks to those of you who are able to support my campaign, because in this case a simple thank you is not enough. You can't give much when you've lost everything, but I still have my hopes and creativity. I've included some of my dreams in those perks, so you can expect things like a personalized poem, a thank you card, a video and if everything goes well, a meeting with me that has some perks in it as well (but I'm still working on it).
I still have some ideas to expand those perks and I will update them soon.
You can always help
Even without making a donation, please share this campaign wherever you can, I will really appreciate that. Like my mother always said "Remember, there are many people who are in better situation than you, there are however twice as much people who are less fortunate." This is why I still help people on the streets, even now, when I need help myself. I never call them beggers, they're just people in need who are much less fortunate than me. Maybe a campaign for them would be a good idea as well at some point.
I'm keeping the goal of this campaign much lower than actually needed, because I know it's a long shot even with the goal that is set already.
Thank you for your time on checking my campaign. I appreciate it.