Geeks, gamers, friends, family, wholehearted GANG supporters.. It’s time for some #RealTalk. I have an urgent message: I need you (and I do not say that lightly)!
I am not one to ask for hand-outs or “sell out”. I try to avoid excessive monetization of content because it can detract from the message and overall experience… But I realize things do not happen unless you ask. Here I am asking humbly and wholeheartedly:
I need your help. Bloo needs your help. If you’re ready to donate right away to help a precious little life, here is the widget. You can also use the ImRaising donation page.
…This Is Bloo:
Bloo is the GANG mascot but that makes light of our relationship. She is one of my dearest friends and family members. Some may find this weird but I feel a strong bond towards this creature of God. Of course, I love my family but Bloo is a helpless creature.. And she is not doing well.
Bloo is one of the many animal rescues we have nursed back to health. She was left to fend for herself inside a mailbox in our community. Every month I encounter two or three stories like this. It angers me that people can be so careless, heartless, and just plain EVIL. Usually, we help abandoned pets recover and find them loving homes with responsible families. I have grown particularly attached to this lil gal. That is why it hurts me to know that the rough patch we have hit prevents me from taking her to the vet now that she could really use a good check-up, just to be safe.
What’s Wrong With Bloo?
Well, it seems like it is just a sprained leg or, at worst, a dislocated hip. The pet community has been reassuring but most pet lovers have told me what I already know: “Take her to a vet already!” It seems others have encountered similar symptoms with no complications but seeing Bloo hobble along and struggle with basic functions.. It hurts me deeply.
I am choking back tears as I write this. Those that know me on a very personal level know that, when I let someone in, I love you fully.. without hesitation.
I am not a proud person but I feel like such a scrub for not being able to provide for my family fully right now. Between unexpected car repairs, increases in utility costs, and other bills, money is being spent faster than I can make it right now. Many of you have donated in countless ways without my asking. I truly appreciate that.. but now I must ask for more.. Just a bit more.