Allow me to get back to work after injury

My name is Randall, and last year after the death of my father, I started my own woodworking and artisan business. Making such things as River tables, seasonal decor, corn-hole tables, and even handmade jewelry. This has been a dream of mine for some time, allowing me to focus my energy and my anxieties into something that I am passionate about. This allows me to be a stay at home dad for my autistic daughter and provide her with the best environment and still earn a living to provide for her and the rest of my family. 

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Recently I suffered a career and life altering injury. An accident with a shop tool resulted in a severe hand injury that has caused me to close my shop, keeping me from fulfilling orders and helping to provide for my family. This injury is not only detrimental to my career, but also to my mental health. I love working and I love creating new things to sell in my shop. Because of this injury, I am unable to use my left hand for weeks, months, or who knows how extensive. While I can use a couple of tools one handed, I am no longer able to carve. 

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This is a large portion if not the main aspect of my work. Without being able to carve, I cannot fulfill orders. I have been able to take care of my medical needs from the accident, but modification is needed in my shop in order for me to get back to work.

What I am trying to do is raise the money in order to purchase a CNC carving machine. This will allow me to use the computer so that the CNC machine will do the carving for me. With this, I can get back to work creating art, and providing for my family with my passion. Unlike many people lately, I miss working and want to get back to my passion. To have an outlet for all of the stressors that seem to be plaguing society more than this disease. 

Any help is greatly appreciated so that I can get back to my regular way of life. Even if donations are not available, please spread the word so that I can try to get back to normalcy. 

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Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 28 d

Organizer

Randall G 
Organizer
Charleston, SC

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