Matthew's extensive OCD treatment

I (Christopher) am here to help raise money and support for my brother's extensive OCD treatment he will be receiving. Before I tell his story I want everyone to know I'm doing this NOT just for money, but the support. I didn't know what to set the goal at so do not feel the need to go by that. When my brother sees the people who donate and support him it will hopefully help push him past his illness even better. My family doesn't even know I'm doing this, may not like that I'm doing this, but I feel the support my brother will get through this will mean more than anything else. Now time for Matthew's story. As many of you may know both my brother and I struggle with extreme mental illnesses and have been for years. My brother Matthew has been up and down for years and lately has been struggling a lot more which has made my family and his doctors decide to send him to extensive treatment. His struggles keep my family from going multiple places and doing multiple things. Many times extra showers, cleaning, and disinfecting need to be done before we do our normal tasks. His struggles not only stress him as a person but stress us as a family, but we always stick together and work through it. I personally may be the one who gets the most annoyed or upset at him at times with his struggles which shouldn't be at all since I struggle as well. This illness has merely made my brother not graduate from his dream college but he pushed through it like we all know he could. Also keeping him from going out and doing normal daily things as simply as grocery shopping or visiting other family as well as work. I'm asking for any support at all. Nothing big. Nothing extravagant. Every LITTLE thing counts. I thank you in advance from me and my brother and my family once they relazie what I'm doing here to help my brother who we all love.


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Christopher Banal 
Sauk Centre, MN
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