Golf Cart For Camp

To all my wonderful friends,

     Those who know me are aware of my life threatening skin disorder in which I have been in a constant battle with from the day that I was born and for those that don't I will elaborate. My name is Raphael Strauss, I was born with a rare skin disorder known as Xeroderma Pigmentossa in short XP. I have no immune system that repairs damage done from exposure to Ultraviolet Rays from any source. Have it be Flourescent, Halogen lightbulbs and The Sun.
    Damage from UV Rays turns into skin cancer, where since age of thirteen I have been through over four hundred skin cancer ranging from Basil Cell, Squamous Cell and even Melanoma. In oder to be able to go outdoors I need to wear a mask that consits of UV treated ski goggles attatched to a fabric that is used by NASA to block out UV Rays in astronaughts. While wearing the mask it makes breathing and walkimg a hard task.
    I have been affiliated with an amzing camp knowm as CAMP SIMCHA, that hosts kids with diferent types of cancer as well as other life threatening ilnesses. I myself have been a camper from the year 2000 and have been volunteering for over ten years now in running the canteen. The camp has a farely large campus and a shortage of golf carts for the amount of staff that is needed to run it. Therefore they are unable of providing me with my own golf cart.
   I have been rasing money for the last two years to rent a golf cart and here I go again. I know that we still have about five to six months away but I'd rather be ready in advance. Please I ask from everyone of my cherished friends to please help me out so that I can have an easier time serving the kisds who deserve the time of there life. I will not be able to have a fully stocked canteen without proper transportaion around camp, especially to and from the kitchen restocking on HOT PRETZELS, MOZZORELLA STICKS, PIZZA BAGELS, SLURPY SYRUP, HOT DOGS etc. 
   Please I cant express my gratitude and appreciation. Again please open your hearyts and help me reach my goal, EVERY DONATION COUNTS.

All the best,
   Raphael Strauss

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Raphael Strauss 
Monsey, NY
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