To The black sheep
This stunningly beautiful women is named Erin, she has been one of my best friends in the whole world for the past 6 years or so. We met in college, along with her (now) husband. Her husband's name is Rich, and was my roommate, right hand man, partner in crime, and brother all throughout college. We are still (obviously) best friends and brothers to this day. Erin has obviously been a huge part of my life, and I hers.
Some of you may remember me taking a weekend off of streaming to go to Rich and Erin's wedding, of which I was a groomsmen. It has been less than a year that these two college sweethearts have been married, and over that time they have enjoyed buying their first house, and taking care of their crazy golden retriever puppy Cooper (just like Paddy!).
I have recently received news that, at the age of 24, Erin has been diagnosed with stage 5 kidney disease. This is a very serious, life threatening disease. She will be beginning dialysis shortly, and is on a kidney transplant list. The transplant list is obviously very long and, in turn, hard to be selected for. Erin and all of her loved ones, myself included, are very optimistic. She has been kicking this disease's ass her whole life, and we know she will continue to do so in the future.
She is sponsoring a team for an upcoming kidney disease walk to raise funds and awareness about the disease held on Oct 9th. I will be streaming as much as my schedule permits over the next few days in an attempt to raise money and awareness for the cause. I know that streaming may not fix all of these problems, but I feel like I need to do something.
100 percent of any and all donations up until Oct 9th will go directly to her fundraising cause, and I will be attempting to match all donations out of my own pocket to the best of my ability.
I have never, and will never, ask anyone in my community for donations. Today is not the day I change that philosophy. I simply ask for your support in the stream any way possible. Tweets, retweets, IG posts, tell your friends at school, tell your coworkers, leave a tab of my stream open even if you aren't watching, host my channel, share this page, anything at all is greatly appreciated.
Hope to see you all over the next few days, and please keep Erin in your thoughts and prayers.