My Family Needs Some Help

If this post is deemed inappropriate by the mods, I apologise in advance.

I've been dragging my feet about posting this here, but we're down to just over 48 hours left, and we're far short of our goal. I'm not terribly active in the community, but I've played some games with some of you. Hopefully, I've made enough of a positive impression to warrant some consideration.

A close family friend (he's essentially family to us) is getting married in April in Illinois. The happy couple would like my son, KFP, to be the ringbearer. Unfortunately, Illinois is far enough from Pennsylvania to make it an expensive trip for us right now; a little too expensive.

We really want to go to the wedding and have KFP participate as the ringbearer, so my wife has started a campaign on Indiegogo (http://igg.me/at/ringbearer-illinois). We're offering a wide variety of perks: a PDF bundle of games from Atomic Sock Monkey Games, books by independent authors, artwork, poetry from my wife (an MFA in poetry), even some editing and web consulting services. Go check out the perks, there may be something that appeals to you, could be used as a gift, or could even be used to improve a business venture.

I know it's not as dramatic or universally important as paying medical expenses or recovering from some other tragedy, but it is important to us. Any help you can give is deeply appreciated.

Thank you.

Although my own childhood ringbearer experience has terrified and haunted me for my entire life, I find myself oddly moved by the video. Perhaps this is a step in my recovery process... perhaps I can finally move on and find peace... perhaps...

OH GOD WHY ARE THE GROWNUPS ALL LAUGHING AT ME AND SNAPPING MY PICTURE? WHY IS THE ALTAR SO FAR AWAY? WHY IS THIS NOOSE THEY CALL A NECKTIE CUTTING OFF MY CIRCULATION? AAAAGH!!!

chaosmos wrote:

Although my own childhood ringbearer experience has terrified and haunted me for my entire life, I find myself oddly moved by the video. Perhaps this is a step in my recovery process... perhaps I can finally move on and find peace... perhaps...

OH GOD WHY ARE THE GROWNUPS ALL LAUGHING AT ME AND SNAPPING MY PICTURE? WHY IS THE ALTAR SO FAR AWAY? WHY IS THIS NOOSE THEY CALL A NECKTIE CUTTING OFF MY CIRCULATION? AAAAGH!!!

I think the bigger step is that you contributed. Thank you.

Did you explain to the happy couple that wants your son as the ringbearer that the cost is prohibitive to you right now? Have they offered to help?

Good Luck!

The campaign has ended, and we fell well short of the mark (just under halfway). I just wanted to say a quick "thank you" to those that contributed, passed the campaign on, and even just took a moment to read the post.