Hello Friends! I'm reaching out to you for help, here's my story. I was a fit and physical strong guy in my youth, enjoying the arts, song writing, recording studios, martial arts, and working for a family furniture business in the warehouse. Health had been good but unfortunately after a number of years my physical job took it toll. Unbeknown to me I had a degenerative condition that would force me towards surgery and there began the real misery . I didnt know at the time but I was developing a spinal chord absyss which would do a years worth of damage before being visually noticed. This was removed along with the prosthetic installed in the first operation. I had contracted MRSA during surgery and it destroyed the guy I was . Since iv struggled to reinvent away from all the skills and strengths that i had. 6 years on from the first failed surgery and i found myself doing something my degenerative spine disease couldnt control.. With the passion of playing guitar always there in the background I began making and tagging custom steel guitar parts & picks.  I realised this was something my heart felt I could really do well,  and so began a 2 year road of belief, absorbing & evolving my technique of SCARRING steel and 24ct gold plating. Since my change of career iv entirely self-funded and given much to charity , a particular pleasure of mine and something id like to do more if in the future. Sadly the burn time on my work is huge spending spend months preparing for some pieces.. So without fresh funds its almost impossible to carry on in any great capacity.  Iv put this moment off for quite a while with pride really preventing me from reaching out but I cant move forward without YOU.   If you could support my cause by making a donation or sharing my campaign I would be grateful. I know that money can be tight so please know that even $5/£5 helps. You'll be keeping me on my feet and moving. My main passion is to continue to produce more signed pieces for Pick Collectors Against Cancer who raise money in auctions for cancer benefit. Founded by a good friend who's almost raised 100,000$ benefitting those who have suffered at the hands of this awful disease. THANKS A MILLION FOR TAKING A FEW MOMENTS TO READ MY STORY.. You can find a plethora of my work on my facebook profile and DreadSteel666  page also on FB & INSTAGRAM  THANKYOU JAMES DREAD CLARKE X


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James Dread Clarke 
Maidstone, South East England, United Kingdom
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