My name is Sophia Parisi and I am trying to raise a little bit of money for my boyfriend's brother who is handicapped. His name is Michael Phillip Begum, he was born with Arthrogryposis. According to Google, it is described as; Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), or simply arthrogryposis, describes congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body. To give a little bit more of a background for Mike, he has made a huge name for himself in the gaming community but goes by the name, BrolyLegs. He has proven to everyone that you can be good at video games, even if you don't use your hands. With this amazing skill that Mike has taught himself he was able to get sponsored by AbleGamers; a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving accessibility in the video game space, enabling more people with disabilities to be able to play video games. With this sponsorship it has given Mike some great opportunities to travel to some parts in the United States to participate in gaming tournaments, he mostly specializes Chun-Li in Street Fight V. But he has written an auto-biography which goes into way more detail about his personal life, which I'll link below. For Mike to get around he uses a specially made wheelchair made specifically by his father before he passed away, with this wheelchair it gives him the comfortability to lay on his chest instead of sitting awkwardly on a normal wheelchair. Though unfortunately, to get anywhere Mike's brother, Johnny, has to drive a pretty old handicap van. The van has been through hell and back, not only does the ramp to get into the van is slightly broken and the seats were being torn up from using the ramp. The van itself is breaking down almost every time Johnny drives it, neither of them trusts it to go more than an hour of driving time because they know somehow or some way it will break down. It overheats very easily, most of the shocks are shot, the brakes aren't easy on the ears and the doors are basically falling off. This GoFundMe is to help Mike get a headstart on his goal to get a new handicap van. I understand people don't want to donate money but please do share this and hopefully, more word about BrolyLegs gets around.
Here you can find his autobiography, which he physically wrote himself https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Floor-Michael-Phillip-Begum-ebook/dp/B00J46TH4Q
And here is a video of how Mike plays video games https://twitter.com/Brolylegs/status/1029437144379650048