For my best friend
Organized by: Blake Bradley
Over the past 6 months a very close and dear friend of mine started his version of 'spinning out of control' and even though he would never admit he was in trouble I noticed, I began to see it all over his face and just his personality. He wasn't the friend I knew but he was too ashamed to reach out for help. During these last 6 or 7 months I have witnessed him falling apart left and right. It first started with his job he was fired from to losing his family here in Texas. He disappeared for a moment, I don't know how but he just fell off the map, no social media, no friends and losing his family just sealed the deal. It has been so hard to stand there and witness my friend losing interest in his life and the things that once were important to him. I know you're thinking why would I just stand there if I cared so much? I will be completly honest, I asked myself that same question but situations like this are not easy and forcing him I feared would only make me loose him quicker. Thats why I am starting a crowdfunding campaign so I can get him the help he needs. It breaks my heart to see him the way he is and the lack of enthusiasm about life. About 3 months ago he reached out to me about getting help but was hesitant. He has recently been diagnosed HIV positive and with his lack of income and enthusiasm I can see this situation getting very bad very fast. The money we are raising for him will get him into a rehab facility that will help him get back to the kid I used to know. He is my best friend and I love him more than anything. I know once he gets out of his current environment he will be able to begin the healing process from his troubled past. I appreciate all the generosity and love shared with you and everyone else who helps get my best friend healthy and back on the right path!