Sometime after Sunset, on January 26th, a day after my birthday. "Happy Birthday to Me!", after arriving in Gold Canyon AZ, waiting for my Renaissance Festival work to start, I was involved in a multi-vehicle car crash, resulting in the collapse of my vehicles front end and the deployment of my airbag. I am so far physically fine, but the vehicle itself was totaled. Everything I own is in that vehicle. Fortunately, I have help from family and friends to help with transport of my stuff from the vehicle and to at least get settled at where I will work. The accident was only 2 miles from where I was on the way to do said work.
You see, I travel for a living working Renaissance Festivals on the weekend, and during the week I am a delivery driver, photographer, journalist, etc. So, my vehicle is my life, and I travel for a living. At this point, the vehicle is a complete loss. It was my poor judgment to only have liability on the vehicle, which means USAA insurance does nothing for you, but help with a tow if needed. This is one mistake I will never make again, making sure to have full coverage.
But, this now leaves me without a vehicle, for a work, that requires a vehicle as part of my work during the year is traveling photographing and covering Marathons and Obstacle Courses across the US.
To help recover from this loss, I am considering my options vehicle wise.
I never thought I would be in this kind of situation, and am trying to stay on the positive side of things, and try to look forward. But, after some urging from a friend, I decided to go ahead with a Go Fund Me, because you never know!
I do not like asking for help, because I know we all have things happen in our lives, but I am trying to swallow my pride and ask for said help.
While any and all donations will be welcome and far more appreciated then you might believe, I want to offer that anyone can also choose to have their donation in exchange for any of my photography and video service or other skills I am known to have. If this is something you feel you can do, please let me know. Again, otherwise, I welcome any and all donations, but only if you can of course.
Even if you can only share this message and request to help, anything is welcome!
The funds will either be used as a down payment on a new vehicle, or to outright purchase of it, depending on how much I can raise and earn in the coming weeks.
I have 2 months to buy a new vehicle before I have to leave Arizona and travel, which will also prevent me from doing any delivery, photography, and anything else I do as my way of income that is away from the location I will be staying at, till I can get a vehicle.
I appreciate anything anyone can do to help, and understand anyone who can't and just can give well wishes. Again, I offer your help in exchange for my video or photo work if you do so desire, as well as if you would prefer to outright donate.
Again, I thank you all for being in my life, and the moments I can spend with you.