Hello, my name is DiShaun Van Williams-Phillips, at the time of typing this ,I am 17. I am also a junior at Cosby High School in Moseley, VA. I moved to VA after being assaulted in Newark, NJ. Years of bullying and torment left me mentally and emotionally scarred, to top it off, everyday I had to come home to solitude and servitude, condemned to misery I became implosive and suppressive. Eventually I became trapped in my own mind, removed from understanding other people and not open to letting anyone in my heart. I became cold and bitter to the point when I felt no emotion...I felt no love, no compassion, no desire, no sorrow, no happiness, no sadness, no fear, no anger, no mercy, no sympathy, no empathy and the list goes on. I spent 8 years in a dark and cold metal box, and I'm still kind of there now. After 10 months of living im VA, I have gotten much better, now I'm a person who values hard work towards said passion...my passion is art, visual art to be specific, and I also have a passion for drama...though I've never tried it. Near the middle of the year, I decided to take a leap of faith and begin the long journey of putting together my pride and joy creation...Mechamon Comics. I created it because I always dreamed of seeing something I created become loved by millions and to be appreciated for something other than being available to draw something for someone as a gift. I plan to take this dream of mine to the max and I realize more than ever that it's not going to be anywhere near to being a walk in the park and if I want to meet deadlines I'm going to need help. That's why I need your help, your donations will help fund my dreams and provide me with the necessary equipment I need to accomplish my goals. Also your donations will help provide me with funding to go to my dream college...Art Institute of Virginia Beach. Your help will be deeply appreciated and will give a down on his luck, 17 year old, gifted, and grateful young man a chance to follow his dreams and give the world something new to love. In college I plan to take full advantage of everything I can to enhance my chances of becoming successful. So, with that said, I need money to put me thru college and fund my comic book. Thank you and I hope you believe that I'm worth investing in.