So with 4 days to go I decided to rewrite this. I realized it was pretty long and this isn't a very complicated or interesting story. XD
So I had a little fight with a knife and a bell pepper in April and lost a tendon and nerve in my left thumb. Now... this is especially bad because I'm a tech guy, a gamer, a hobby sculpter and engineer... yup... all of which require two working thumbs. I had surgery immediately which didn't seem to work out.. i'm still taking loads of painkillers daily which after a while is not nearly as fun as it sounds. I need to stay focused as I work with a lot of special needs and at risk youth all day! I need a second surgery!
So lets get down to brass tacks. The financial situation is pretty dire. My truck is falling apart, my girlfriend was in a car accident last week, the medical bills are getting pretty out of control, and i've gotten behind on the rent.
Things could get out of control pretty easily here if something else happens...
Assuming nothing else goes wrong, i'd love to use the money from the campaign to pay a couple of the medical bills so I can begin to think about a second surgery... i'm trying to keep my expectations minimal but in the unlikely event that I go over my goal, every dime of that extra money will be going to folks that deserve it a lot more than me over at the Child's Play Charity (http://www.childsplaycharity.org/)
I'm terribly happy with the 10% of my goal raised so far and I can tell you that the bit I already got access to helped tremendously. Thank you contributors and thank you Indiegogo!