Originally two crazy kids making videos and making art found eachother on YouTube 8 years ago. HI! We're Jesse and Kane. We both had dreadlocks, and had an immediate bond finding one another, hilarious right? But how crazy is it that a jeweler from Scotland, and a sfx artist from America have been together for 3+1/2 and engaged for 2+ already! Kane and I were friends for years on YT, and big fans of one another. I remember I wwas his 3rd subscriber, EVER! We are both artists, I had a BF, he a GF... but more or less we became what you'd call virtual penpals... and now we're happily engaged, but still living 3,099 miles away from eachother.
We sent art to one another, and the recordings of it all and dedicating/showing our work off, we would post! Still to this day we have them posted to our channels. (I really hope YT never goes away cuz I want my grandkids to see this stuff!) www.youtube.com/elkano, www.youtube.com/jhermbaby -
5 years flew by and in 2010 Kane lost his dad to cancer. I noticed he wasn't posting and I asked him to come back. He did :) and painted a portrait of and for me, completely tongue tied and nervous talking to "me" filming himself. Truly something to see. A grown man tongue tied and in love with the girl he painted it for. It was the best gift I'd received in a while, and we still can share those moments because of the internet, and YouTube... our fans that have helped make it possible bc you support us and our story.................. aaaaand let's not forget ... our dreadlocks.
Our memories, our love story.... our current living situation.. is virtual. :/ All documented through our video stories. Many of you have supported us for years now. You know the story, for those of you who are reading now... we have an ACTUAL timeline that one's welcome to watch again and again, you may have, or maybe you haven't, but if so you'd see a beautifully tragic love story/movie unfold. And the kind that you always wish to see end with two people who care so much about one another, finally getting their wish.
Are you still there? Have I bored ya yet? LOL - If not.. to wrap it up: watch and continue, maybe then you'll get it if you havent met us!
I wish to be able to hold hands with my other half. Sink myself into his arms if I just need to cry... C'mon now, I think most get emotional thinking about having a wedding date and then due to gov shutdown and lack of funds, have to cancel. Maybe not YOU reading this, maybe older... but turning 30 and seeing all of my friends, even as young as 20-21 posting these joyful and gorgeous pics of their children makes me so happy, and then SO SAD, haha. My clocks tickin... shit. They're moving forward with their future and they have so much to look forward to.
Both Kane and I have yet to live in the same hemisphere, but I know we can do it.
When we can raise this money, it'll significantly help by getting me there faster and we can together, continue to spread our love through art and finally be together at last. In a world where people can pay "certain countries," certain amounts of money for immediate citizenship to marry someone they've paid for, never feeling or knowing the time spent learning them through all physical aspects but only through using only 2 of the 5 senses you have until a holiday comes around and use all 5 at last! :P
Hearing a story like ours I know is refreshing, bc I've been in a loveless relationship, and I'd never have known had I not started expressing myself, my talents. and my passions on a video website, that I would meet the man I'm going to grow old with... hopefully not too much older with through only a monitor though.. But I know it gives people hope seeing the love there still. It DOES happen, all around you and will if you havent yet.
We give one another hope.. and can only hope that you too, hope we can get ON THIS already. Enough. We miss just being able to kiss! LOL - People had asked if they could send a wedding gift to us which is why we made this fund page... it sat dormant for a while, but I'm using my outdoor voice and taking a stand bc love can unfortuntely ache when you're betrothed to someone located on the opposite side of earth.
Any help by donating, is so kind and we thank you in advance, anything donated is money well spent as Kane and I are a couple for a lifetime. An investment in a neverending love story is what you'll be doing. Be it $5, $10 or go cray with $50!!! NO MATTER what.. it's showing us you believe in us and are investing in us as a couple. I want to thank all who have donated. Share with your friends and make our story be known.
When it's true love, everyone loves a legit and real love story. Ours is alive, and always will be!
If you don't know it.. watch how Kane proposed after 8 months of dating on our 8 month anniversary, 5 months of which we spent online. No physical. Eliminating the physical made it more taunting to hear and see and imagine and explore using sight and sound only.
This was and is still a relationship relying on modern technology to provide us with the visual and audio, but mainly with honesty, trust and the most important: communication. That's the secret... don't keep anything from the person making up the other half of your heart. It'll all come out anyways if you both really do share one. Some valve acting like a jerk will leak it into your partners and that never ends well. If it does, it takes time to reestablish a trustworthy connection.
Wow, that was not wrapping it up.. I get carried away. If you read the whole thing, I applaud you for falling down that rabbit hole. Here it goes... I wish that we make this goal, and soon!
Thanks guys! - JHERMBABY (Jesse) & ELKANO (Kane)