Hi, I'm Ren! I suffer from a condition called M.E. which has taken away all my dreams, and means that for about 80% of my life at the moment I am stuck in bed. It is a condition that affects every organ in my body, mostly my brain and digestive system. This has been the past 6 years of my life and is progressivley getting worse. I really don't want to wait and see how much worse this can get.
A few years ago all my lifes dreams were coming true in front of my eyes, I had just signed a record contract in London, and had started playning shows to thousands of people, but my health started quickly deteriorating and I was forced to give up my dream.
I don't want to let this illness be the thing that defines me. I want to get back to music so much. I want so much to be travelling, seeing the world, meeting new people, surfing, singing, dancing, eating good food, making amazing memories, and making the very most of the life i've been given. To date doctors havn't reasearched M.E. enough to find a cure, but there are specialist hospitals out there and steps I could be taking to try and get better. I want to try these things so much and get back to performing my songs all over the world :)
Me and my family have run out of money after paying costly medical bills at the moment, I hate doing this because it makes me feel disempowered, I want to be financially independant so much, but my massive desire to be healthy again means I have to put my pride to the side. I haven't been able to carry on with treatments recently because of my financial situation, so any help from any of my friends, or family, even if its just a few quid, will help out a ridiculous ammount!
I am also working really hard on finishing an album that I started back in 2011 when I was well enough to be recording. The studio (who have been responsible for some amazing artists albums like Plan B, Natty and Rizzle Kicks) have recently said they want to release the album so that the money can go towards my hospital fees, this should be ready in the next few weeks so please get in touch if you want a copy. I am trying to do bits and pieces whenever my health lets me so it has been a slow process but it will feel great to get it done.
I love you all for the support and kindness everyone has shown me so far, I will not forget any of it, and hope that in whatever way that I will be able to repay you one day.
Thank you :)