Hi, I just want to share with you how one person helped me through so much in the last 4 years. I met Anna last 2015. She knew nothing about me then except that I was an ex of a friend. Setting that aside, we became close friends. Throughout that time, I was slowly realizing that she was different compared to the many people I've met in my life. I've gone through horrible things that I can't even get myself to talk about to the point where I tried to deny them myself. Meeting and getting to know her was a game changer for me. She's been with me through the process of me accepting the things that happened to me, processing everything that happened so I'll see things clearer. I'll admit that there were things I did that I didn't want or like to do but did them anyway because I was more concerned about what people will say or how they'll see me. I did things and just told myself I'll be fine afterwards. She's been helping me get back on my feet. She's making me strong so I'll accept and be accountable for the things I did and will do.
She spent so much of her resources just to help me. She spent her own hard earned money, fuel, time, energy, patience, and everything else just to help me and give me what I needed to get myself out of the hell-hole I've been trapped in for so long.
I know she's not asking for anything in return for everything she has done and given. But every time I go back and think about everything she has sacrificed for me, I can't help but have the urge to give back something to her. Anything I can give.
She's the kind of person who does things not for rewards or to make her feel good, she does things because she wants to simply help and wants to do what's right. I realized that she's the only person I know who thinks and acts that way. Getting to know her made me see that I've been surrounding myself with the wrong kinds of people. And I promised myself that I'll do better. I'll make better choices, do things that I want and not force myself just to be accepted.
Almost 2 months ago, she rescued a kitten during the heavy rains. She knew she's allergic but she didn't hesitate as the kitten seems to have been abandoned. She got the kitten who looks like it's just in the 2nd week of life. She took care of the kitten like she's the mom. She made sure the kitten gets what it needs. She's taken the kitten to the vet for some needed shots, bought food and milk, and she literally feeds the kitten through a baby bottle just so it would eat. I've seen her make so much changes just to accommodate the kitten. And she still amazes me every single time.
Right now, I'm still in the process of getting my shit together (both literally and figuratively. I'm not being funny) but I really want to at least be able to give her something to show that I appreciate everything she's done. That I appreciate her. I don't earn much, I earn just enough to pay my rent, sometimes even less, but I really want to do this. I really want to raise money so I can give it to her because I know she will put it to good use (as what she's done with her money, spending, lending, giving it to other people in need instead of buy whatever she wants) I'm pretty sure donations will go directly to taking care of the kitten and her plan to join a group that does TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) to stray animals. She also plans to help the children that was featured on a TV show located in Quiapo church. Either way, I'm 100% sure, whatever I get from here to give to her, it's all going somewhere very good. I'll make it a point to share what she'll do with the money. :)
I'm making this fundraising to ask for your help so I can somewhat pay her back. I know this is nothing compared to the reasons of other people and maybe there are some who will find this petty and shallow, but if you've experienced being low and hit rock bottom and someone was more than willing to help you, you'd know how I feel, how I'm feeling. She was a stranger that turned to friend and now my family.
I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.