Bo's Camera Equipment Replacement

I have some unfortunate news Facebook family and friends. Thursday night while my wife and I were in Montreal for a mini-vacation, I was extremely exhausted when we went to eat as well as far too naive and left my camera bag in the car. This is something that I always avoid knowing the risk, however, I let my guard down last night and am paying the price as our car window was smashed and my camera bag was stolen. With around $7,000 worth of gear stolen, cost incurred to replace the window, and the need for a rental car to make it to the wedding I am shooting today, I am feeling somewhat desperate. Also, due to issues regarding our policy, the camera gear is unfortunately not covered by insurance. The timing for a situation like this would always be terrible, but the timing in this particular circumstance is even worse. I am setting up a Gofund me page because I am in urgent need to replace my gear. I am not looking to receive the full amount that was stolen and know I set a lofty goal. However, I am just looking for any help that you all could possibly extend my way. Some of the reason I am asking for help through a Gofund me is that those who know me know that photography is how I largely support my family. Also, if you know me, you know that photography is a huge part of my life and far more than just income-based. I am currently employed with a wedding photography company that is counting on me to show up and deliver on a weekly basis. I have weddings booked up almost every weekend including one today that has left me scrambling to rent equipment in time. For those that help out, I am definitely willing to throw in a photo shoot, headshot, etc the next time I see you. It's beyond embarrassing for me to have to do this. However, I am putting my pride aside and asking for any help. Thank you for anyone that helps out in this highly stressful time for me.
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Benny Oscar 
Brooklyn, NY
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