Kiano Rossi is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Keri Rossi.
Hi,I'm a 17 year old boy, and I really want to help my family get out of where we are now - struggling every month with bills, getting into debt and not being able to get out of it, struggling to get food or clothes, staying in a country far away from all my family: grandparents, uncle's, Aunty's and cousins, and not being able to get back to them. It's sad that I have smaller cousins and I know nothing about them but their age. MY STORY: I had a rough start to my life, born in a very unpleasant environment with an abusive father who brought my wonderful mother without her consent in a country where she didn't know the language, had no one to ask for help, most of the time was locked up in the house, and would get beaten in front of my eyes and I couldn't do anything to help as I was only a small kid. I went to nursery school and learned Italian and I would try to teach my mum when he wasn't home because if I spoke to my mum while he was there, she would get beaten. I was taught many terrible and very bad things by him, and I was told that my mother was a bad person and that if I was nice to her, he would burn her to death. She would always prepare me the best food to help me grow up healthy and he would take it and feed us egg shells and bones, and then when my mum gave birth to my little sister, she got very sick and had to stay in the hospital for 3 months. During this time, he didn't look after me, I couldn't shower and I developed fungus on my feet from all the dirt, I was closed in a dark room and I got very sick with high fever and he never once bought me to see my mum whom I missed so much. Then at around the age of 4 and a half, my mother managed to escape and took my sister and I away with only the clothes on our back and took us out of that situation. He ran away so not to get caught by the police and to not pay child support (which he has NEVER paid one cent)and he went back to where I was born, preventing us to go back to our family. All by herself, my mum slowly learnt the language and with the help of the local police and social assistants, we were given shelter and food. My mum worked hard, long jobs and paid the rent (knowing barely any Italian). In the meantime, I faced many challenges, I felt confused, angry and sad and I gave my mom a hard time, I bullied kids at school, I started stealing (as my father had taught me). As time passed on and my mum constantly was caring and loving towards me and teaching me the right ways to act, I came right, I stopped stealing, stopped bullying because my anger was replaced by love, thanks to my wonderful mum, and because of her, I'm proud and happy to say that if he ever sees this message: "I forgive you for everything you have done to me and my family". We carried on living in various shelter communities, where the nuns were very kind to let us stay, till we were in a better situation...fast forwarding to when I was 12... we finally found a place to stay, which I can call my home, it's not a very big or fancy place, but it has all the essential things a home has, so I'm extremely grateful! My mum went on to finally getting a stable work and not needing to depend on others anymore, but although it's a great news, it comes with some cons, like more expenses and no more support from the state, so at the end of the day money is always on the low end. This has been my story up until now, and I'm very proud of how far we have come and how every challenge has transformed us into better and stronger human beings. Here I am, I've arrived at a point of my life where soon I'll be in the"adult world" and I want to contribute to my family by earning some money. The only way I know how to make money, is through E-sports (gaming tournaments).I have come on this platform, to ask anyone who has the possibility - to PLEASE help me out, with getting gaming equipment, (powerful PC,monitor etc..), so I can finally give my mum some well deserved rest, and maybe even be able to go on vacation for once, contribute towards expenses so we don't get into debt and to help buy food or clothes (right now we wear only hand me downs), don't get me wrong, I'm still very grateful ,but it would be great sometimes to have new clothes, or finally get to travel back to see all my wonderful family again. I didn't know how I was going to do this or how I could make my dreams come true so I prayed and then this gofundme add popped up so I decided to try it out and see what can come out of it. I would like to thank all of you for your time and to wish everyone a wonderful day. Please know that I have a YouTube channel too and if you're interested in seeing a bit more of who I am, please check me out - Kiano-Alfa with a yellow KA and a black background ;)! I know with all my heart that I can get my family into a better place through Gaming, but I need YOUR help!!! Best wishes to everyone out there, stay safe and just know that no matter how difficult you think it is to make your dream or goal for your life come true - you CAN always achieve it, or learn some lesson out of it. This is something that I have come to understand so far in my life. I've also recently started framing my life around this phrase: "It's not I CAN'T do that but HOW CAN I do that. The hard times are there so when you live the good ones - you know how far you have come." You never know, it may benefit someone out there!