Fred Santos is a wonderful person with a pure soul, who has dedicated his life to music since the 90's. For him, it's the pure love of the craft and playing the instruments that drives him to perform. You just see him light up whenever he is on stage as he shares his talent and quirky personality with the audience, in turn making them joyous and happy with his performances.
His main passion has always been musical instruments and gadgets. He always tries to get the best possible sounds out of his guitars. He would always invest whatever funds he had in improving his sound, and would spend hours tweaking these instruments until he is happy with what he has put forth. This is Fred's life and happiness.
Last January, robbers broke into his home and stole Php 150,000 worth of equipment. He was devastated. He did not have the funds to replace what was lost. But he continued on doing what he loved, playing music in different bands and performing solo, making do with what he had. Then, just last night, September 14, robbers once again broke into his home while he was in the bathroom, taking 2 of his most precious custom Takamine and Ibanez guitars worth Php 50,000.00, and understandably he is traumatized and has lost faith in humanity. He does not know how to move forward from this loss, this is his life's work and devotion that has been callously stolen from him twice now.
He has gone through so many obstacles in life, only for life to knock him down again and again. I am creating this fundraiser to get him back on his feet so he can once again share his talents and bring joy to people. But more importantly, I want him to realize that there are also good people out there, I would love for him to see the goodness in this world again, as he has been dealt with too many bad blows already, and he deserves so much to be given a break in his life.
I know it's hard to convince people to help a complete stranger, but I hope you can donate in any small way. You will be helping a really good person who in turn helps others through his music by giving them joy. You will help lift his spirits up and see the positive aspects in a world that can be ridden with negativity - it is really important for people to see the good side of things, most especially artists and musicians, who need inspiration to get their creative juices flowing.
Thank you for your time and I really hope that Fred can see that there are good people in this world. I hope you will also be able to watch him perform someday so he can light up your lives too.