A Harp for Matthew
Organized by: Matthew Butler
Hi my name is Matthew. I'm an aspiring harpist. I love music and I love life. Life is very hard right now. Last year my dad was diagnosed with heart disease. He had surgery to unclog a main valve but the rest of his heart is dead and he can't work or be on his own anymore so I moved him in to live with me. I barely got by on my own but I wouldn't leave him. Familys stick together. I work in a paint factory and between his medication and other bills and my own, it's becoming a real struggle. I donate plasma all the time and I wish I didn't have to. When I was little my dad always made sure that we had a full fridge and pantry and I can't even do that for him. I'm frustrated. I want him to be comfortable. Im getting a lot better at playing my small harp and when I play at the park people love it and my dad enjoys it too. If I can get this large harp I'll be able to advertise my strings to do events like weddings and such and people pay good money to hear good music. I would be able to make my dad more comfortable. He took care of me and I want to care for him. I just don't want the rest of his life to be hard and I'll do anything I can to make it easier for him. Thank you for reading this.