We met some kind people yesterday, some people who listened to Roki’s story and gave up their time to tell us how they plan to help. Afterwards Ian came up to me and said. It’s not right to use the word begging. You are not begging. This was news to me as I certainly feel like I have been. I have been trying my best to sell tickets for Roki’s Xmas in July event. I have been trying so hard, perhaps too hard. I go from getting very angry at the world to thinking that somehow it will still be ok. Can’t some big company just buy 50 tickets and let their employees have a good night out? Can’t some famous person invite all his famous mates to help Roki? I guess not. And so I listened to Ian and I’ve been thinking about it. I am desperate here, I feel that if we can’t raise the funds then I’m letting my boy down. I’m losing grip on the goal, my only goal, to do the best I can for Roki. He said that it’s not begging because I made a promise to my hurt child. I am trying to keep that promise and I shouldn’t call it begging.
Asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of. Especially if you have a good reason to do so. I cannot find a better reason than my beautiful Roki boy with all the love in his eyes.
It’s not begging Roki. It’s keeping my promise to you.
Now who’s going to buy 50 tickets before tomorrow?